Liars and Losers Like Us by Ami Allen-Vath
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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Liars and Losers Like Us is a touching romance novel with a lot of teenage drama.
Bree Hudges is a typical 17 year old girl. Prom is coming up at her school, and that means a lot of drama for everyone. When the class nerd, Maisey, who is constantly being teased, steps down from her prom court nomination, she lets Bree take her place. A few days later, Maisey commits suicide. Bree is confused about that, but she also has other things on her mind. Sean Mills, the hot boy in the class, starts going out with her. Will they make it to prom as a couple? Will they win prom court nomination?
There is a lot of drama in this book. That may irritate some people, but most teenager's lives are full of drama. It makes it more interesting and realistic.
This book starts out kind of slow, with a lot of teenage angst. However, as it progresses, it becomes more action packed and exciting. The ending fits with the book perfectly, and winds up all the loose ends from during the story. The love story has a few love triangles with Bree's best friend.
Once I got to about 50% through the book, I couldn't stop reading. I finished it in no time, and had a hard time putting it down.
The writing style in this book is similar to that of Meg Cabot and Sarah Dessen. The book deals with sensitive topics such as sex, divorce, and suicide. However, it does it in a lighter way. Liars and Losers Like Us also has a descriptive style that shows the main characters emotion.
The characters in this book are pretty cool. Sean sounds like he would be the perfect boyfriend, and he might be on my list of dream book-boyfriends. He is supportive and overall kind. Bree is a moody teenager who doesn't quite know where she belongs. Sometimes these characters, as well as the scenarios, seem stereotypical.
Overall, this book shows sensitive topics in a lighter fashion, making it a deeper young adult read that will leave readers engaged.
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