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Thursday, October 30, 2008

REVIEW for Hot Mess

Thank you to author Julie Kraut for sending me a copy of her book!

TITLE: Hot Mess

AUTHOR: Julie Kraut & Shallon Lester


RATING: 3 stars

Emma, our main character, needs a huge change. She is tired of her usual summer activities and even more tired of her cheating boyfriend. She and her BFF decide to head out to New York. Visions of Sex and the City, glamorous nights out and more importantly, an endless supply of beautiful clothes spring up to mind.

Emma heads out to New York and immediately hooks up with a socialite (what luck). So, the three girls decide to bunk together and live the "real" life of New York.

Except that not of it is quite as fun or glamorous as Emma expected it to be. On top of all that, she has met a cute guy....

This story is charming and funny. I instantly liked Emma and could identify with her dreams of wanting to do more with her life. Of course, this novel being mainly set in New York, we also get to meet some less than likeable characters, but this added to the book for me.

Some of the situations the girls got themselves into or "happened" to fall into were a little bit over the top at times, but it somehow worked with the overall tone of the book.

The message of the book comes out loud and clear - the grass is not always greener on the other side!

This is a good read for any YA and I would recommend it.


Wall-to-wall books said...

This book does sound good. I live in upstate NY but have been to "The City" many many times and let me tell you, her characters are probably not over the top! There really are some VERY strange people in NYC!

Alea said...

I bought this book when it came out, haven't read it yet but it sounds so cute!

S. Krishna said...

I reviewed this book as well and had a similar reaction and rating.

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