Dorks, Dweebs, Debutantes, and Jocks—Where would you fit in?
Being the new girl is tough—just ask 16-year-old Rio Jones. A New York transplant, Rio has no clue how she's going to fit in at her fancy new private school in Southern California. Plus, being late, overdressed, and named after a Duran Duran song doesn't make the first day any easier for her.
Then Rio meets Kristi. Beautiful, rich, and a cheerleader, Kristi is the queen bee of Newport Beach. And Kristi isn't friends with just anyone, so Rio is thrilled when she's invited to be part of the most exclusive, popular clique. Of course, like any club, Kristi and her friends have rules: Always smile (even if you don't mean it), always dress cute (and never repeat outfits), and always flirt (but only with jocks, preps, and rich college guys). At first, Rio is having a great time, but as she becomes more immersed in this jet-set crowd, she figures out there is one last rule that her new friends forgot to mention: Don't cross Kristi.
What would have made Art Geeks and Prom Queens better?
A better story, less obnoxious characters and a heroine that would not let everyone push her around and then instead of accepting her part she would blame it on everybody else
What could Alyson Noël have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Let Rio fight for control over her life!!!!
What about Katie Schorr’s performance did you like?
Katie Schorr was the reason I got as far into the book as I could, I did not finished it but I go a little bit over 50% of the book and it's all thanks to her narrative skills.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Not that I can think of.
Any additional comments?
It felt like a bad adaptation of the move Mean Girls
I liked the synopsis so I used a credit on this book. The started out strong, but the main character, Rio, became whiny and I lost interest. I finished the story because I was morbidly curious. The ending was good but not quite worth the time investment.
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