Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Debs by Susan McBride

****The Debs by Susan McBride****

Originality- 15/20
Characters- 17/20
Remembrance- 7/10
Quote-ability- 8/10
Entertainment- 18/20
Ending- 7/10
Recommend to read- 7/10
TOTAL- 79/100
Grade- C

LAURA DELACROIX BELL—this dazzling trust fund girl’s size 14 figure doesn’t stop her from attracting the sexiest scoundrel in town, or the admiring eye of the Glass Slipper Club. However, a salacious secret could take her out of the running.

Michelle "Mac" Mackenzie—brainy, cynical, and maybe a tad judgmental, Mac would rather bury her nose in a good book than embrace her deb destiny. But being a debutante was her late mother’s dream.
Ginger Fore—this adorable tree-hugger wants to wear her grandmother’s vintage ball gown instead of splurging on an expensive dress. Yet when she gets tangled up with an older guy, Ginger will have plenty more to think about.
Jo-Lynn Bidwill—a former child beauty queen, Jo-Lynn is a bitchy vamp who makes it her mission in life to take out the debu-trash. And Jo-Lynn’s sights are set on Laura Bell.

This book was a lot different then I expected it to be. I'm saying this is a good thing of course. It's not the kind of book that I can read all of the time because...well all of the drama. It's one of those books that you have to be in the mood for. The Debs brought competing to a whole new scale. Not only do all of these girls want to be a Deb but most have other reasons for becoming a Deb. I liked that the mean doing wasn't overdone. McBride found a good realistic balance of drama. In a lot of books I found myself thinking that I, and everyone I know, would never do something like this. But with The Debs they were cruel and crazy in a relatable even slightly reasonable way. I'm really excited to see what happens next because I think Jo-Lynn is gonna take her schemes up a level. Overall I think that The Debs was a truly entertaining catty girl read.


Bookworm said...

I thought this one was a very fun, light read, but a bit shallow and catty for me! Still, I'll be reading the sequel...

Lianne said...

Looks really cool,I think I'm going to read this book!