- File Size: 538 KB
- Print Length: 218 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 28, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00X734R10
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,360 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Confessions of a Queen B* (The Queen B* Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Here I was, thinking this would be a happily wrapped up stand-alone novel but it's just gotten started.
The story of the angst filled high school senior Alexis held my attention for 24 straight hours until I was finally finished. (which just so happened to be hiding in the bathroom at work but NBD.)
I related so much to this character and her story both as a young woman and NOW as a fully growed-up adult. *gulp* Her attitude, her personal tragedies and turmoil ridden heart and head are everything I seem to resort back to when I've been hurt tremendously. Much like Alexis which has turned her into the school b**ch! Scorned by a supposed best friend who is now the nemesis, she uses her hate fire in her weekly expose blog about school happenings and gossip to right what she considers wrong in the name of personal justice.
The unlikely connection she shares with ex-bestie's "supposed" man and star quarterback, Brett, had my tongue wagging throughout the entire book it was so potent. I stopped getting sucked into YA novels a few years ago but whatever McHugh put in the kool-aid here worked on this old lady. To be told strictly from first person present tense narrative through Alexis' eyes, I found myself enjoying the author's fluid prose, unlike most FPN's I come across. This was a little more mature YA so I wouldn't recommend letting your younger (15-ish) kids read it just yet but it's definitely something I'd let mine (if I had any) sit down with because there's some good life lessons within its pages, I feel.
I'm sort of terrified to continue the series but at the same time I can't wait to start the next book. I've gotten burned by several series similar to this so I am going in with a teensy bit of trepidation but I'm hopeful.
To the adults deviating from the norm I'd say: settle in for some push/pull teenage angst that is actually pretty delightful and well fleshed out. Also? Be prepared to just freaking buy the series because you won't be able to stop. *one-clicking ensues*
Young Adult age-range: 14+
Crista McHugh is a new-to-me author, hooking me from page-one. The writing style was fluid, with swift pacing, causing me to read feverishly to see what happened next.
Our narrator is Alexis, the crusader of truth. After being betrayed/bullied by her childhood best friend- only a best friend has the ammunition to truly annihilate you -Alexis formed, not only a thick skin, but the persona of a Queen B*, not to be confused with Queen Bee.
Alexis is harsh, unforgiving, seeking justice, not vengeance/revenge. She is just, sticking up for the those who are bullied and treated poorly, especially by the popular crowd in school. But her world is knocked off its axis when she has to partner in Health class with Brett- the golden boy, quarterback, presumably the boyfriend of the ex-BFF-betrayer.
Alexis blogs the the dark and dirty of the popular crowd, naming names, including with faculty of the school for their wrong-doing, but she's a difficult girl to get to know.
This fast-paced read took the reader on a journey as Alexis had to find a balance between being so guarded she didn't allow anyone in, but not so open she allows herself to get hurt. She tries to keep her ethics in check, when normally something so black and white isn't as it appears to be.
The storyline is a bit more mature than most, but I believe it's appropriate for younger readers, as they are in the trenches of junior high and high school, experiencing these events on a daily basis. Alexis shows the reader right from wrong, and all the various shades of gray in between.
There's no doubt about it- I'm off to one-click The Queen B* Strikes Back.
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