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Book Review: Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
If you want a short read with high school drama where the boy hates the girl and then finds out they have more common than they think, then this is the book for you!
Who hasn't had their fair share of catty girls in high school. Even the popular girl-well...used-to-be-popular girl, Regina Afton, had her fair share of popularity and bullying. She was part of a clique who ruled the school. But after a party, everything changed. Regina was accused of something she didn't do, but her "friends" did not believe her, so she was shunned from the cool group.
Now she has to face the ridicule from her peers. Everyone sees her as a horrible person who committed a huge crime. Even her boyfriend broke up with her after hearing what she "did". Her life starts to fall apart. She has no one- until she meets Micheal, the loner boy who is a "freak". Regina sits with him at lunch, and one short conversation soon leads to more than what anyone could imagine. Who would have thought that the most popular girl in school could become friends with the least popular kid?
My Take On It:
This book is really good and every girl should read it, or just any person who has ever struggled with bullying or been the bully. It shows how bullying can take a toll on someone. This book captured my attention, and I couldn't sleep until I finished it! If you like books that have high school drama in them, then this is the book for you! And this book has that bad-boy-hates-girl-then-falls-for-her kind of feel, so that's another plus, in my opinion. I also think that this book is an easy read. It only took me an hour or two to finish it.
Bullying has become a huge epidemic all around the world. And, as a target of bullying, I could relate to how Regina felt when all her friends ditched her. It was heartbreaking to read this. I cried while I read this. Books usually do not have a strong effect on me on a personal level, but Summers created such a great story in one small condensed novel. This book made me feel like I was in it.
Also, it gave a perspective on how no one deserves to go through bullying, no matter if they are a horrible person. No one deserves it. I sympathized with Regina even though I knew I shouldn't, considering she used to be the bully as well. Before being bullied, she sat back and joined her clique in ridiculing others. Even if you stand by and watch someone get bullied, it still makes you an accomplice.
This book taught me that, and I hope readers understand how bullying occurs in different forms.
About the Author:
Courtney Summers is also the author of Cracked Up to Be. She has written about mean girls that you feel sorry for. You, as the reader, will emphasize with the main character, Regina. Trust me, you will! And her writing style is simple yet captivating.
Check out the book trailer below!