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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Review: It Started with a Dare

Title: Its Started with a Dare
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult-Contemporary
Author: Lindsay Faith Rech
Publisher: Graphia
Release Date: September 13, 2010
Book: Netgalley

"Self-proclaimed nobody CG Silverman sees her move to an upscale new school as her chance to be somebody different. Her devil-may-care attitude attracts the in-clique, and before CG realizes it, a routine game of truth or dare launches her to iconic status.

While this rebel image helps secure CG’s newfound popularity, it also propels her through a maze of unprecedented chaos, with each new lie and every dare opening doors that, in most cases, were better off left shut.

CG is on a collision course with disaster. Will she be able to keep up the fa├žade? Or will the whole world find out she’s a fraud?"

Oh the joys of high school. Friends, homework, parties, and backstabbing fiends.
CG, the new girl, make her way in to the in-crowd by lying. Yes, she lies. Alot. I can understand CG point of view. High school sucks. There are so much rules and social standards, its hard to stand out. But the things she did were just not right. I had a hard time reading this book. Not because it was not written well. Just that all the things were bad.

CG, once in the in-crowd creates so many lies, that she doesn't even realize the truth anymore. And that is quite sad. She is so caught up with all the games that she is playing that she doesn even realize who she is really hurting...herself.

I was a little appalled of how she got involved with her teacher. Granted he was unaware of the situation. (They met on the Internet) but what got me was even after she found out who he really was. She used him, asking for lesson plans, and whatnot. She flirted with him and just kept on using him. Poor guy had no idea what was going on.

I would definitely not recommend this book to young reader. It has way to much sex, cursing, drinking, and just plain meanness. This book did remind of  the movie Mean Girls and that high school was such a bad experience for me that I would never repeat the process ever again! At least in the end I was glad she saw the errors of her ways and was able to to be who she was meant to be. Herself.

I give it 3 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I was about to say.. this reminds me of the movie Mean Girls. It's awful what teenage girls will do, isn't it? Unfortunately it happens all the time!
    Great review, thanks for sharing :-)

  2. Good review. It sounded intriguing until your recommendation...or lack thereof.

  3. I think I'll pass on this one, I can tell just from your review that the things she does will irritate me. I've never been much of a game-player so I have a hard time relating to that type of storyline:) Nice review though, I always appreciate your honesty!

  4. Hmm... interesting. However, I don't know if I'd have as much sympathy for the teacher you had. He is an adult after all.

    Great review! Gives me a real sense of the book.

  5. Cute cover on this one... not sure it's up my alley but sometimes i'm up for something new.

    Great review!


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