Saturday, April 19, 2014

Q for Queen B

Day 17 of the A to Z Challenge. Today's offering:

Q is for Queen B by Laura Peyton Roberts

To B or to Bee?
Cassie Howard has been second best all her life, but as Snow Queen runner-up—with a cute new boyfriend, to boot—she’s determined to reach new social heights this semester. The time has come to move from Queen B to Queen Bee.

But how is she supposed to fly when life keeps pinching her wings? Her lovesick brother is determined to mortify her in public. She’s in charge of her school’s talentless talent show, where at any moment someone could pull back the curtain and expose her (many) insecurities. The people she cares about most are mad at her. (Again.) And her nemesis, Sterling, has an evil new clone, one who’s making a hobby of humiliating Cassie—and a beeline for Cassie’s boyfriend.

Does being popular mean you have to sting like a bee? Or can a girl become queen without losing her honey? Let the buzz begin! 

For the first time in my life, I have an actual shot at being someone at school. I’ve always been more of a Queen B than a Queen Bee—you know, B as in not A. Second tier. (Fine, if you have to get technical, sometimes even lower.) But this year, out of nowhere, I have a chance to be a real Queen Bee.

Not that I intend to be snobby, or cliquish, or any of the other rude things sometimes stapled to that label.

I just want people to love me.
COVER RATING: On a scale of 1-9
I just think they could’ve done more.
This another on my to read list, though I admit a big part of getting this book on that list is because finding a YA book that starts with Q is really hard! I never would’ve imagined…
This book seems like it would be a good read to remember what some of your first experiences was like. And remember what it was like to strive to be better than what you already are in High school and have your first love.
This is a contemporary, one of only 4 that I am featuring for this challenge, so it’s not exactly on the top of my list but…
I can imagine reading it this summer at work. When it’s really slow and I can lock myself in my office. LOL

What do you guys think? Or do you know any other YA books that start with Q that I should know about?
There you go, come back tomorrow for day 18!
Later lovelies!
<3 L.H.