Thursday, March 16, 2017

Blog Tour: Confessions of a High School Disaster

About the Book:
In the tradition of Bridget Jones’s Diary, a lovably flawed high school student chronicles her life as she navigates the highs and lows of family, friendship, school, and love in a diary that sparkles with humor and warmth.

I’m Chloe Snow, and my life is kiiiiind of a disaster.
1. I’m a kissing virgin (so so so embarrassing).
2. My best friend, Hannah, is driving me insane.
3. I think I’m in love with Mac Brody, senior football star, whose girlfriend is so beautiful she doesn’t even need eyeliner.
4. My dad won’t stop asking me if I’m okay
5. Oh, and my mom moved to Mexico to work on her novel. But it’s fine—she’ll be back soon. She said so.

Mom says the only thing sadder than remembering is forgetting, so I’m going to write down everything that happens to me in this diary. That way, even when I’m ninety, I’ll remember how awkward and horrible and exciting it is to be in high school.
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book, in the beginning, it reminded me more of the Princess Diaries rather than Bridget Jones's Diary. Chloe certainly did have disastrous times - but she also rose above them - which I liked. I liked the parallel lives between her and her mother. I wasn't crazy about her mother or Mac for that matter. This book is filled with drama, friendship woes, family issues, and a bad romance. But there's also growth, acceptance, and learning about life. I really enjoyed the theater side of the book, it made me want to watch Sound of Music again. I wasn't crazy about most of the choices the character made, but I think that teens will gobble this book up - mostly for all the drama. And it makes sense, freshman year of high school is hard and no one is all that smart. We all make bad choices, it's how we pick ourselves up afterwards that counts. I see Chloe having a much smarter future and it makes me curious about her life as a senior - actually I wouldn't mind this being a four book series and watching her grow through high school and maybe even into college.

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