Title: Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty Author: Judy Gehrman Publisher: Penguin Date published: 2008 Type of book: Young Adult (Shakespeare, Virginity, First Love, Coffee Shops/Summer Jobs) Pages: 255 I received this book from/at: local library My interest in this book is: plot
Ideas expressed/message/plot: From book jacket: WATCH OUT, WORLD. THE BETTYS HAVE ARRIVED. Geena wants to hang out with her best girl pals this summer, but when her cousin Hero and her best friend Amber meet, its hate at first sight. The worst part is that all three have to work together at the Triple Shot Betty coffee shack. Geenas dreams of a girl-bonding summer are driven away completely when a few cute (okay, drop-dead gorgeous) guys come along o woo he Bettys. But all is not what it seems, and in a story of mistaken identities and romantic summer high jinks, Geena and her friends discover that when Bettys unite, they can take on the most powerful force in their world. A HOT GUY.
Favorite characters, quotes/lines: Geena: she was really funny and I liked how she could be really laid-back and tomboyish, but at the same time really girly; Hero: she seemed a bit dense at first, but I liked her later on; Amber: I could definitely relate her to real life girls (not everyone is what they seem); Ben: the perfect Byronic hero! Very funny and cute.
When I finished this book I felt: This book was really cute, really funny, and sent a good message. Im excited to read the next book: Bettys in Love.
Other books to read by this author: Bettys in Love
I would recommend this book to: Any girl not really a guy book
Geena is beyond excited for her perfect summer. She plans on having a great time with her two best friends Amber and her cousin Hero who is coming home from private school for the summer. All three of them are going to work at the Triple Shot Betty coffee shop. But, things don't go as planned. From the moment they meet Hero and Amber are instant enemies and Geena is stuck somewhere in the middle of the fighting. But, things get worse when boys become a part of the equation. Geena is even set up with her enemy Ben just so Hero can get close to the cute Italian boy that she's crushing on. Soon everything is crazy and chaotic but, will Geena manage to have her perfect summer?
This book couldn't have been more fun to read! I was instantly hooked, within the first couple of pages.I loved the ending it was perfect. Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty is a fun read!
Geenas plans for the summer include hanging out with her two best buds, Hero and Amber and working at the Triple Shot Betty coffee shack. Unfortunately, Geenas dreams are shattered as soon as Amber and Hero meet. The two of them dont get along. Period.
And just to make things more complicated, add a bunch of guys to the mix. Theres Claudio whos head over heels in love with Hero. And, then, theres John, popular, handsome John. Ambers in love with him. But he wants Hero. And then theres Geena and Ben whose long-standing rivalry looks like it might turn into something different.
What follows is a tale of summer romance and hilarious adventures.
There were many, many reasons why I loved this book. But the main one, without a doubt was the characters. Each character, even the secondary characters, was wel-developed and had distinct voices. As I was reading the novel, I could hear the characters in my head.
In addition, the book was HILARIOUS. After reading ambeens review, I paid close attention to the June 17th entry. And, I second her recommendation. Read that entry and then you will want the book.
Also, Jody Gehrmans terrific writing skills helped the plot move along smoothly. The plot was original and exciting. It was one of those books that you have to finish as soon as you start it. In fact, I liked it so much that Ive already reread once. (Rereading, to me, is a mark of a good book. I never reread books I dont love.)
Id recommend this book to anyone looking for a good laugh or those who loves chick-lit. <3 Im so glad that a sequels going to be released soon.
In conclusion, buy this book. It is easily worth the money. Not only is it an AMAZING book, its also scented. ;)