Thursday, August 28, 2008

Secrets of My Suburban Life by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

And you thought your life had a dark side....

Everything changed for Lauren ("Ren") after Harry Potter killed her mom. No,it's not what you think--Harry Potter didn't come to life and stab her oranything. A stack of those thick books crushed her. Now Ren is stuck out inthe suburbs of Connecticut, dragged out there because her father is too grief stricken to continue living in New York.

Ren tries to fit in at her new school, but the most popular girl, Farrin,keeps icing her out. Then Ren discovers that Farrin has a secret: She's beencommunicating online with an older man, and they are actually planning tomeet! Ren can't let Farrin go through with it--she's witnessed enough tragicevents as it is. So she comes up with the perfect plan to stop the perv. But then she finds out who he is...

This book was a bit predictable from the get go. As a die hard mystery fan I've learnt at an early age never to suspect (verb) the first suspect (noun) in a novel, TV series, or movie. So even though I knew is wasn't who she thought it was I decided to read Secrets of My Suburban Life out of curiousity. The plot was ok and the story was a bit surprising. however, I found the story to be very average. As in it was neither really good nor really bad. It was just okay.

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