So Yesterday

Hot
 
0.0
 
4.0 (7)
3410 0

User reviews

3 reviews with 3 stars

7 reviews

 
(2)
 
(2)
 
(3)
2 stars
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
3.9  (7)
Characters 
 
4.0  (1)
Writing Style 
 
4.0  (1)
Already have an account? or Create an account
Back to Listing
3 results - showing 1 - 3
Ordering
So long to get into
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
0.0
Writing Style 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Jen

This book was interesting in the sense that it makes you think about who gets to decide what's 'in' or not but it really takes FOREVER to get moving. I kept thinking the main character was a girl when in fact he was a guy. Hunter's freelance job is to seek out cool things that 'innovators' invent and send the ideas to his connection, Mandy,  so they can be marketed to the mainstream. Along the way, Mandy disappears and the mystery begins. Once that is all set up - which takes quite a while - the mystery is interesting enough and there is a love-type interest, Jen. There just seemed to be too many tangents to keep track of that interferred with the main plot.
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
An okay book by an excellent author
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
0.0
Writing Style 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Allire

"So yesterday" was written by Scott Westerfeld, the same author of The Uglies, The Pretties, etc. The genre of the story is fiction for young adults.

The main character's name is Hunter. Hunter has a special certain job that he does. He is a trendsetter. He finds cool new shoes, that could possibly set a trend. He even gets payed in shoes. Soon, after finding her cool shoe laces, he meets Jen, an innovator. Jen is a breath of fresh air to Hunter, and when Hunter's boss Mandy, disappears, Jen and Hunter become closer while going on a little adventure of finding her.

I thought that this book was okay. I thought that the beginning was kind of hard to get into. I didn't understand the roles of trendsetters, innovators, etc. right away. It all just seemed a bit confusing to me at first. However, towards the middle of the book it really picked up and became interesting. Around the middle of the book, the action really just picked up and it no longer seemed slow paced. Hunter and Jen were also unique and different characters. I think that Westerfeld did an excellent job of making both of them relatable to the reader. Even though the beginning was a bit boring to me, I kept on reading because I was interest in Hunter and Jen.

[Reprinted at: http://www.randombuzzers.com/review/detail/?id=1180
I am the author of that review].
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
So Yesterday was unique book that turned out to be okay.
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
0.0
Writing Style 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by TheBookworm

So Yesterday was unique book that turned out to be okay.

So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld
3 out of 5 stars

Hunter is a Trendsetter. The second rung on the cool pyramid. Second only to the Innovators, who peak the coolness pyramid. Not only is Hunter a Trendsetter, but he also works for many different clients. His job: spot cool created by Innovators and sell the cool to the retail market. And because of his job he has just coming in contact with the coolest thing ever, Jen. Because of Jen, Hunter is noticed even more by Mandy at a cool tasting.

When Hunter and Jen only find a phone at where they were suppose to meet Mandy, unexpected events occur. They run into the coolest shoes ever, a scary bald man, a shampoo scam, fake ads, a woman on roller skates, funky type styles, flashing lights that cause seizures, and a bowtie or two. But some questions still arent answered, who are the anti-client and what do they want?

Hunters worry for Mandys safety and Jens adventurous nature inadvertently thrust them into a world of cool and brand-name intrigue.

So Yesterday was really unrealistic, weird, different, not my usual book choose, unique, clever, one-of-a-kind, and truthfully an okay book.

I found myself really liking Hunter and his personality. I didnt like the way Jen treated him. He was totally head over heels for her and really trying his best to act cool, but Jen would throw it back in his face& and then all of a sudden kiss him. She went back and forth and that really annoyed me. Her hyper behavior and how she treated Hunter just plain irked me sometimes.

The little, brief history lessons on a few cool things spread throughout the pages were very interesting and added to the uniqueness of this novel.

The description of their environment and scenery was a little confusing at times, and even lacking in detail. So Yesterday would have benefited if Scott Westerfeld would have explained the occurrences with a little more descriptive detail.

So Yesterday was unique book that turned out to be okay.

Date Reviewed: September 10th, 2008
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
3 results - showing 1 - 3
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

The Mall
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The year is 1991. Scrunchies, mixtapes and 90210 are, like,...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
In Poems to Live Your Life By, Chris Riddell, political...
The Claires
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Four beautiful girls. Quadruplets. They are not identical.But each is...
The Life Below
 
4.0
 
4.0 (1)
It was hard enough for Naomi to leave Leo,...
What He Hides
 
4.8
 
0.0 (0)
She wants the truth... or does she? They say...
The Shadows Between Us
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Tricia Levenseller, author of Daughter of the Pirate King,...
Devil Darling Spy
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
It's 1940, and Sarah Goldstein is hiding in plain...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
"more forgetting time. more midnight dances with yourself."...
The Upside of Falling
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
It’s been years since eighteen-year-old Becca Hart believed in...
More Than His Best Friend
 
3.8
 
0.0 (0)
She’s got a strict rule against dating. Could her...
Salty, Bitter, Sweet
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
A slow-burn romance in a cutthroat kitchen! There’s more to...
The Midnight Lie (The Midnight Lie, #1)
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Set in the world of the New York Times–bestselling Winner’s...
The Winter Duke
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
She survived the curse. Now she must survive the throne....
Most Likely (Most Likely, #1)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
From the creator of the hit TV series The Bold...
Look Both Ways
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
This story was going to begin like all the best...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Members of the secret mermaid community have learned to trust...

Latest Member Reviews

TBH, This is SO Awkward
 
4.0
"'TBH, This is SO Awkward: A Novel in Text' by Lisa Greenwald is quite interesting in that it is written..."
Look Both Ways
 
5.0
"I often hear it said that writers are bred, and sure you can breed some decent writers with whatever amount..."
Mr Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets (Mr Penguin #2)
 
4.5
"Mr. Penguins and his friends Colin the spider and Edith are trying to keep a rock safe from dastardly types..."
Pop-Up Peekaboo! Baby Animals
 
5.0
"POP-UP PEEKABOO! BABY ANIMALS is a charming lift-the-flap and pop-up picture book. Each spread features a parent animal who is..."
On These Magic Shores
 
5.0
"Twelve-year-old Minerva "Minnie" Soledad Miranda has big goals. She wants to be the first Latina president of the United States..."
Ghost Boys
 
5.0
"I always struggle to review these types of novels--these black lives matter, civil rights-esque novels. I often go into them..."
Soldier Dogs #5: Battle of the Bulge
 
4.5
"Juliette's father is a baker in Belgium in 1944, and has been threatened by the occupying Nazis into giving them..."
Dog Days in the City
 
4.0
"In The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City, Josie and her large family adopted Hamlet, a pig. When..."
Daniel Coldstar #2: The Betrayer
 
4.0
"Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central After the evens in The Relic War, Daniel, Jasper the..."
The Dragon Egg Princess
 
5.0
"Change is coming to Kidahara, a magical forest in the Joson, a kingdom in a diverse realm where there is..."
Efrén Divided
 
5.0
"Efrén and his family work very hard, but still struggle to make ends meet. His father works several jobs, and..."
Worse Than Weird
 
4.0
"Mac lives with her parents, Hank and Coral, in a small house in Portland. Small, as in she sleeps in..."
Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen
 
4.0
"Darleen comes from a long line of entertainers; her father and his siblings are all part of Matchless Studios, a..."
In the Red
 
4.0
"Michael Prasad and his family live on a colony on Mars, under a dome that controls the environment. His father,..."
Pippin No Lickin'
 
5.0
"As a family with 2 busy boys, 14 and 12, we appreciate Layne’s contribution to helping children understand the importance..."
Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party
 
5.0
"'Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party' by Kimberly & James Dean is a cute story about friendship and..."
The Secret Key (Agatha Oddly)
 
4.0
"Agatha loves the work of Detective Hercule Poirot. He's actually her imaginary friend and she uses his work to influence..."
Starfell: Willow Moss & the Lost Day (Starfell, #1)
 
4.0
"STARFELL is a charming and magic-filled middle grade fantasy that sweeps young readers away into another world. Willow Moss seemed..."
Journey of the Pale Bear
 
5.0
"What an adventure I just had! From the moment, I opened the book, I was transported to the 13th century..."
Hey Grandude!
 
4.5
"'Hey Grandude!' by Paul McCartney, illustrated by Kathryn Durst, is a fun, colorful, and exciting adventure. The illustrations enhance the..."