Tuesday, January 29, 2008

How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend by Janette Rallison

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BREAKING NEWS:
THE THIRD BOOK IN THE INHERITANCE CYCLE (AKA THE ERAGON SERIES) BY CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI WILL BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 20TH 2008. IT'S TITLED BRISINGR.
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I finished this book last week early Thursday morning due to temporary insomnia. But I haven't been able to blog about it until now.

How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend is about sixteen-year-old Giovanna Petrizzo who has just had one of the most absolute shocks of her life. Her boyfriend of two months, Jesse decides to be the campaign manager of the popular Wilson, current class president of Bickham High, even though her twin brother, Dante offered him the job first. Giovanna gets so mad at Jesse that she immediately ends their relationship and becomes Dante's campaign manager instead.

But after a few horrible blind dates Giovanna realizes that life without a boyfriend, especially one that's as great as Jesse isn't so great after all. With this in mind she vows to get Jesse back even though the odds of that happening are against her.

To tell you the truth, it took me about a month before I decided to read this book; even though the decision was based on the fact that I had to return it to the library because I couldn't renew it anymore. And like all the Books I've hesitated to read: Wicked Lovely, The Last Apprentice: Night of the Soul Stealer and Pretty Little Liars: Perfect, to name a recent few -- I was really surprised how much of a page turner this book was. Janet Rallison did an awesome job on this story. A lot of the things that happened in the story were a bit too embarrassing to read (like the breakup scene and the last blind date Giovanna was on) but it's all in the name of great teen fiction and I loved every minute of it. I especially loved the way everything turned out in the end.

That's all for today. Next up, What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles. I'll try to review this as soon as I finish reading it.

3 comments:

Janette Rallison said...

Thanks for the great review! I hope you never recover from your book addiction--I haven't.

Chelsea said...

Ooh. Glad you liked it. This one's on my bookshelf (along with about 80 other unread books!) But I'm definitely glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Hopefully I'll be able to get to it soon!

Great review, by the way. :)

Hope. said...

I liked this one, too. :D I honestly felt sorry for her on that one date... [:

je t'aime.
hope.