If you love the Princess Diaries, the Alice series, or any other teen book about girls, you'll love this book! It's very fun and you can relate very well to the main character, Jan Miller. Jan is your typical American teenager. She lives in New York, has a best friend who is a hott "It girl", thinks she has a big butt, as well as no love life. Her embarrassing family doesn't help her image, either.
She's a senior in high school and college applications are weighing her down. She experiences all the thoughts of an average teenager, making her very realistic. Plus, you'll love her personality and wit.
Jan always dreams about having a perfect romance, but she always seems to attract the wrong kind of guys. That is, until she starts to notice Josh, the new boy, whom she's known before as a kid. Josh is perfect, gorgeous, and she is head over heels for him. But how does she get him? She's so confused because he's sending mixed signals.
In this book, she learns a lot about romance, family, and friendship. In the end, things may not turn out as planned, but they'll end up not so bad as you thought.
This book is funny, realistic, and has a real charm about it. You want to keep reading to find out what's going to happen next in Jan's life, reality or imaginary.
Melissa Kantor, the author, has a style of writing that is fresh, chic, and very realistic (as in the mind of a teenage girl). This is her first book and it is great. Read it!
How could you not fall in love with this book? There are a few scenes that are a little suggestive, but all in all, a book you can relate to. The girl in the story, Jan (or Yahn), is easy to relate to. This is definetly for ages 14+ up.
this book is about a girl named jan miller who has a regular life style. her best friend is teh it girl in school she si flawless. jan is deffenitly not that. Then Josh comes. Jan soons finds herself baby-sitting again for Josh's little sister and being around him more and more. Until Henry. Henry is Josh's cousin who if anything is the exact opposite of Josh and who happens to have a crush on Jan. When Jan miss reads Josh's signals into him trying to hook them up she finds herself hating him. Then he rides in the car with Jan and her mom to a college interveiw and she can't help but fall back in love with him.Then she meets Leslie. Leslie is the beautiful "girlfriend" of Josh's. Will Josh and Jan end up together at the end?
Jan (pronounced Yahn) Miller is having a rough senior year. Besides the fact that she's named after a (male) Renaissance painter that no one has ever heard of, her butt is the size of Texas (and that's an understatement), she has a crush on the new boy, and she's best friends with Manhattan's It Girl, whom everyone loves. It will take more than reassurance from Rebecca, her best friend, and some Ben & Jerry's to realize her own inner It Girl, and readers will be cheering her on the whole way. This book is candidly funny, and you'll be able to identify with a lot of Jan's feelings.
I have to admit, this book has crossed my sight for more than 6 months, and finally when I cannot find anything else to read at my library, I pick this one up. It's different I admit (because I really don't go for the Confessions of a . . . kind of books, but it surprised me) From the hilarious takes from Jan's POV to the descriptions, I have to admit, this book has it all, the insecurity, the drama, but most of all, the realizations. That's the best part.
omg, how to sum this book up. it was so cute and real seeming i almost felt like it was me in the story. i loved the plot, of a girl who wasnt a cool as everyone else. and doubted herself in to thinking that she couldn't get the guy. i feel like that all the time. i thinkevery teenage girl should read this becuase it gives you confidence that you can get the guy you want and that it's not impossible. this is a wonderful book.
Jan Miller is a senior in high school who's convinced she is destined to lead the world's least fabulous life. From her best friend, who is an official New York It Girl, to her parents (who always seem to be in the right place at the wrong time), Jan never feels that she's got it. Her college application deadlines are looming and her French homework is taunting her. And when it comes to love, Jan's destiny appears to be as tragic as a Greek play. When a romantic Shakespeare scene-reading with her crush turns humiliating, Jan feels more star-crossed than Juliet. She never seems to say the right thing around guys. Unlike her best It Girl friend, who knows the moves and the lines to catch an older, adorable, sophisticated boyfriend. If only Jan could write and star in her own reality...
But in spite of feeling that the forces of the universe have it in for her, Jan's about to learn that in life and romance, being a Not It Girl has some major rewards."
I thought that this book was really amazing. Jan was an great lead character... full of witty one-liners and sarcasm that was very entertaining. Jan's It Girl best friend was amusing and a good foil to Jan... highlighting all her qualities (good and bad). I identified with Jan because we are the same age (about 17) and I am going through a lot of what she was going through in her life.
I don't know why, because I usually don't prefer books such as these, but this book just intrigued me. I loved the plot line, however cliched it sounded, and one wonderful thing about it was that Jan, the protagonist, wasn't afraid to admit that she had a fault: that she was crazy jealous of her best friend. That part captivated me, and held me in, and got me through the whole book. Just Jan's discoveries about self-worth and life were amazing, and the romance was completely cute.
I'd say go for it, when reading this book. I found it a little hard to read at first, but I forced myself to and never regretted it :)
I loved this book because it was exciting and kept me interested throughout the entire book. I would definitely recommend this book to any person, especially someone who has got a crush. :) This book will keep you hoping and laughing all the way through.
Ending made me scream in pain! My parents came rushing into the room because they thought I was dying then were pissed off because I was just finished my book. Melissa Kantor is THAT good of an author that she made me cry at the end of this book. I lent it to my friend too and she said she cried at the end. I so highly reccommend this book because it is SO good! You will love it! I guarentee! The whole book makes you keep reading, but I advise to get it from a library if you can becuase you will be reading it for a day and a half, its way worth the money but save the planet. =D