Wednesday, June 8, 2011

~Review and Giveaway~ Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers~

From Goodreads:

Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard--falling from it is even harder. Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... until vicious rumors about her and her best friend's boyfriend start going around. Now Regina's been "frozen out" and her ex-best friends are out for revenge. If Regina was guilty, it would be one thing, but the rumors are far from the terrifying truth and the bullying is getting more intense by the day. She takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden, a misfit with a tragic past who she herself used to bully. Friendship doesn't come easily for these onetime enemies, and as Regina works hard to make amends for her past, she realizes Michael could be more than just a friend... if threats from the Fearsome Foursome don't break them both first.

Tensions grow and the abuse worsens as the final days of senior year march toward an explosive conclusion in this dark new tale from the author of Cracked Up To Be

My Thoughts:

I found myself gasping out loud more than several times while reading Some Girls Are. about a group of MEAN girls, these gals take the cake. I felt so sorry for Regina, who deserved none of the treatment that she was getting from Anna and her crew of meanies. Having been bullied in school, I could relate to a lot of what she was going through, especially the dread of going to school on the mornings after something particularly bad had happened the night before. I love Courtney Summers writing style! I was drawn into the story, and felt as if I knew Regina personally. I am looking forward to reading Ms. Summer's other books ~ They're already on my wish list!

I am giving away my gently used copy of Some Girls Are! Please leave me a comment to enter the giveaway. If you become a New Follower, you will get an extra entry. If you are an Old Follower, you will get two extra entries. Blog or Tweet about my giveaway, you will also get an extra entry.

Please let me know in your comment if you are a new or old follower, and if you have blogged or tweeted about my giveaway....and please be sure to leave an email address where I can contact you if you win.

Winners will be chosen by on June 24, 2011.

Thanks and Good Luck!


Zibilee said...

I haven't read very many books that focus on this subject, but you make this one sound irresistible. I would love a chance to be entered in your giveaway, and thanks for hosting it.


I am an old follower through google reader

Mary Kirkland said...

I would love to win this.
Old GFC follower.

Jess said...

This sounds like a great read. Please count me in on the giveaway.

New GFC Follower: Jess

jcross719 at yahoo dot com

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

This looks really good!

I am an old follower


Wall-to-wall books said...

AHHH, THAT'S where I know that name! I read "Cracked up to be"!!! I knew it sounded familiar!

Please enter me!

forevereading at gmail dot com

I am a very old follower! LOL

dollycas aka Lori said...

Brand new follower, we found each other at Goodreads!!!

Would love to win this book.

dollycas79 at gmail dot com

Grig said...

Thanks for doing this giveaway! I'm your newest follower. :)

I also tweeted about your contest here:!/grig4/status/79288792682471424 - that makes it a total of entries. :^D

If I win, my email is grig at gmx dot com

*crosses fingers*

Hoot aka Jessy said...

I would love to win this book. I am an old follower under the name Jessy. I tweeted!/hootowl1978/status/79331860597059585

hootowl1978 at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

This is the first I've heard of this book. It sounds like an awesome read too. Old follower.

BookNoise at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm a new follower and would love to win this book.


Abi said...

I am a new follower here. Thanks for sharing what looks like a great book!

havenera at gmail dotcom

Julie said...

I love how you felt so drawn into the story. I'm also happy to see more books coming out that foster understanding rather than bullying. Thanks for the great review!

I'm an old follow via GFC as jewelknits!



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