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The Market Hardcover – April 1, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
A delightful and well-known plot, right? Most of the book was decent and an easy read, but the ending was not what I expected. Confusing, unrealistic, and stupid.
If you're bored, you'll have a good time reading this book. But overall, there are much better books.
bad language - 0 - none
sexual content - 2 - the only sexual content is a few kisses, only going to the neck & above, and references to sexy clothing
violence - 1 - kate slaps her "boyfriend". a boy pushes kate into a bookshelve.
adlt content - 0 - none
Kate Winthrop, a high school senior, knows she may not be the most popular girl in school, but is confident that she is in good social standing. Wrong. Kate is the kind of girl who wears sneakers with jeans -- she's a little rough around the edges. Early in the book, a few well planned turns make Kate face the fact that she is not quite as popular as she had always imagined. She spends the rest of the book climbing the ladder and battling the new struggles of popularity.
So what made this book so great? Well the plot is obviously relatable to everyone. I think everyone has had that moment that said "wait, I'm not as great as i think I am. Ouch." but none of us have had this moment and the subsequent fight for justice so cleverly masterminded as J.M. Steele has for Kate. The characters are likable, but what drives the story is the need to know how The Market will manipulate everyone involved. You just want to be a part of Kate's journey through the last few weeks of high school. Will she taste the sweet nectar of high school A-lister or will she fall on her face in public humiliation? I can't say I wasn't rooting for a bit of both...
So, it's clear I loved this book. You all should probably read it too.
The book was a good read and had a pretty good plot and I loved how the story and characters evolved however I thought the ending was a little to happily ever after and not realistic but hey it is a fictional novel geared towards teens.
I would recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
From the second Kate gets the secret IM about the market I was hooked! I had to know who was playing her, and who was really her friend in her new found popularity :) I read this... Read morePublished on September 12, 2009 by A. M. McElfresh
Kate Winthrop, senior at MIllbank High is far from the It girl on campus, but she doesn't know exactly how far until a mysterious IM directs her to the Millbank Market where she... Read morePublished on July 3, 2008 by J. Blau
Kate Winthrop is an average teenage girl. She has her two best friends, is four weeks away from graduation, and is perfectly happy with her life as it is. Read morePublished on June 5, 2008 by N. Wolfe