My rating: 4 of 5 stars
First I’d like to thank @Chelleytoy and @EMTeenFiction for the book – I received this book during a talk at YALC on Book Blogging. Thank you so much!
The It Girl is probably not a book I would have bought myself, simply because it’s been a while since I was an awkward 14 year old (I am now an awkward 21 year old, thank you very much). However, once I got into it, this book was really enjoyable, and I related a lot to Anna. The characters are likeable, with flaws (and yes, this is a good thing – they became more real) and very relatable.
Anna is a great character, and the perfect teenager who is trying to find her way, making mistakes along the way – which makes for great reading. I think everyone can probably see some part of themselves in Anna. Her relationships with the other characters are one of the highlights of the book, and I particularly enjoyed the family dynamic – dealing with divorced parents and a new stepfamily. I felt that Anna reacted how I would react, and as such, she is a realistic character with believable actions.
The format of the book is mainly regular chapters, with emails dotted throughout the book to and from various characters. This book was easy to read, and the format broke up the book and made it a little more fun
Overall, a really enjoyable read, whether you’re looking for something aimed at the younger YA market because you’re a younger reader, or you want a fun, light read that’ll make you feel nostalgic and cringe a little at your younger self.
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