Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Review - Kiss & Blog by Alyson Noel

Kiss & BlogTitle: Kiss and Blog
Author: Alyson Noel
Series: N/A
Pages: 240
Release Date: May 15th 2007
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Source: Amazon
Format: Paperback
Buy it: Amazon
Add it: Goodreads

Synopsis: What's the best revenge when your best friend ditches you for the popular crowd? Alyson Noël reveals all in her hot new young adult novel, Kiss & Blog.

As freshmen at Ocean High last year, Winter and her best friend Sloane thought they could ditch their nerdy past, launching from invisible to cool. But after another miserable year of standing on the sidelines they make a pact to do whatever it takes not to go unnoticed in their sophomore year, promising each other that whoever makes it into the cool group first will bring the other along.

One Sloane gets a taste of life on the A-list, she slams that door in Winter's face. Suddenly cast out of her former best friend's life, Winter takes revenge the modern way: by announcing all of Sloane's dirty little secrets on an anonymous blog. Then the blog becomes more popular than she ever dreamed and Winter must decide if her retaliation is really worth the consequences—and if the price for popularity is one she's willing to pay. Once again, Alyson Noël navigates the tricky waters of the high school social scene with the heart and humor her readers have come to love.

My Review: Winter and Sloane are best friends and have been forever, they have spent the whole summer planning their first day of Sophomore year. They planned their outfits, make up, made up a new cheer and routine to go with it and made a promise to each other that if one made it to the top of the popular food chain they would take the other one with them.

Unfortunately for Winter this doesn’t happen and she is left behind like yesterday’s rubbish. Winter realises that the popular girls are fakes and two-faced but Sloane doesn’t seem to realise this and she manages to make it to the top.

I couldn’t put this book down, Alyson made the characters come to life. It reminds me of when I was at High School, two-faced friends who only want to know you when they want something from you.

Winter’s dad is famous kind of, and he is divorced from Winter’s mum, he lives a plane journey away, so when things go really wrong at school with Sloane, Winter skips school and hops on a plane to get away, using the plane ticket that her dad has sent her.

While Winter is at her dads she meets a boy and they hang out and she really starts to come out of her shell.

Winter gets an idea from her new friends to start a blog and she decides to use it to take out all her frustration with Sloane, she makes up a code name for everyone She goes by ‘Eleanor Rigby’, Sloane is named ‘Princess Pink’ and the popular crowd are called the ‘Pastel Posse’. Winter uses the blog to tell everyone all of Sloane’s secrets from her kissing her own cousin twice that’s right not once but twice, to sending her junior high principal an inappropriate  valentine’s day present.

Winter falls in love with a boy her mum hires to cover Winters shifts in her mums shop, they have a few ups and down but which couple don’t.

Winter’s dad tells Winter that he has been asked to do a reality show that he wants her and her sister to be a part of, when Sloane finds out about this she starts being nice to Winter until one day when Winter is hiding out in the back of her mums shop she overhears Sloane talking with the ‘Pastel Posse’ about how she is using Winter to get on her dads show.

Sloane ends up getting dumped by the popular crowd and is on the bottom of the schools social food chain while Winter has new friends and a nice boyfriend.

I really wish Winter would have stood up to Sloane and told her she knew she was a fake and wanted nothing to do with her.

This book is a definite read especially if you’re a huge YA fan and Alyson Noel fan.

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