Saturday, September 1, 2012

Book : Art Geeks and Prom Queens

Recently I have picked up reading again.
I AM actually the reading kind, and friends are normally shocked when I tell them I love going to the library.
I do hang out in the library quite often when I was still school-ing, especially with my secondary school classmates like Natalie for example, since we live so near.

I don't just read novels, I do look for crafts and DIY books and not to forget, recipe.
I get my nickname, COOKIE, for a reason.

I haven't been to the library for quite awhile, since I got my iPhone now, I tends to just download from the net and sync them to my iBooks.
It's really easy to find and download or even buy ebooks online, especially since there is kindle or iPad?
Just look out for ePub formatted if you want to sync it to your iPhone/iPad/iTouch or you can simply convert them with softwares like Calibre.

I was walking in Popular one day, and I love going over to the fiction sections, looking at book covers that attracts me.
If I actually buy them all I will go really very broke, so I just take note of the title and author and go home and start google-ing.

Since I am reading, might as well do some reviews about it.

Here's one that I am reading.

Art Geeks and Prom Queens by Alyson Noël 

It's a Young Adult Fiction, but I suppose it caters more to Teens.
It's about this 16 years old new girl trying to fit in to school.
It's like reading Meg Cabot series? Not story wise, but maybe the genre I suppose?
You know like Princess Diaries? School life, romance, cliques and such?

- Spoilers Ahead -

Although I am getting older, I still do love reading teens chick fictions?
It's those kind of school life you don't get in Singapore, yet you see lots in the movies or dramas.
Dorks and Jorks.
Nerds and Cheerleaders?

They do touch about romance, sex, friendships, cliques and even drugs.

Actually, it's like a metaphoric way of describing bullying and outcast too?
It does happens in your everyday life, not just in school. 
I got it when I am in Primary School, but now I think back about it, I seriously felt that it was all children playing. We don't even know why we are doing what, (I was the outcast), it was all childish act.
Yet, even now, people are superficial too, I am not pretty, and I know and accept the fact, so there are always people who are "very fake" towards me, like talk to me for only certain reason but never treat me truly or even acknowledge me as someone they know.
Maybe that's why I love reading books like this.

Back to the book.
Female lead, Rio, was a new girl in school.
Her mum was an ex-model and yet Rio isn't the modeling kind or cheerleaders types of girls fiction portray.
She don't dress up on purpose and she love photography. (Thus Art Geeks)
However, her mum gave her lots of pressures, always commenting on her dressings and what friends she should get.
It's like you will feel that her mum is looking down on people who don't purposely dress up.
Like cheerleaders towards nerds.

When Rio got to know this popular girl in school, she changed and start dressing up.
Hooking up with guys and even touched drugs.
So the story mainly revolves about peer pressures and cliques.
What friends are truly there for you and also how to stand up for yourself (not that it was the main focus)

It's something that teenagers do go through?

The story plot isn't bad, really.
Oh-kay, at least to me, that is.

I mean if anyone wanna read, just drop me a comment or something :)

"Dorks, Dweebs, Debutantes, and Jocks—Where would you fit in?
Being the new girl is tough—just ask sixteen-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 . . . "

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