Release Date: October 5, 2010
Received From: Amazon.com
Age Group: Young Adult
My Rating: 4 Stars
The higher you aim, the farther you fall….
It’s Violet’s junior year at the Westfield School. She thought she’d be focusing on getting straight As, editing the lit mag, and figuring out how to talk to boys without choking on her own saliva. Instead, she’s just trying to hold it together in the face of cutthroat academics, her crush’s new girlfriend, and the sense that things are going irreversibly wrong with her best friend, Katie.
When Katie starts making choices that Violet can’t even begin to fathom, Violet has no idea how to set things right between them. Westfield girls are trained for success—but how can Violet keep her junior year from being one huge, epic failure?
After I read all the reviews on this talking about how hilarious it is I knew I had to read it! The hilariousness did not disappoint! I can’t remember the last time I laughed out loud so many times while reading a book. I really just all around loved Mostly Good Girls and I would have read 100 more pages of it.
I loved the way that this book was written. The chapters were super short and there was no pointless scenes. Everything in the book either shined light on the conflict or developed the characters more. There was no endless back stories or any slow pacing at all. This is a read in one sitting book because you won’t be able to put it down.
Mostly Good Girls is also a completely different take on the high school drama. Violet and Katie go to a small all girls prep school. They hardly have any interactions with boys and when they do they are completely hopeless at it. They are trying to learn how to become cool, which I think we can all relate to. Even if you went to a public school we all went through a crisis of cool at one point in our lives, I’m sure.
This book also touches on the subtle things that come between friends. It seems like most YA’s always talk about some huge situation that drives a wedge between people, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes its just little things that add up.
I highly recommend Mostly Good Girls by Leila Sales. Its a quick read and Violet and Katie’s antics and banter will have you laughing the entire time!