Some Girls Are

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Amazing.
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I absolutely adore this book. I started reading it one night when I couldn't sleep, and I ended up staying up until almost morning reading. This will forever and always be my favorite Courtney Summers book. Let me tell ya, Courtney Summers writes some of the most beautiful words. She writes things that make sense to me. Things that have actually crossed my mind a time or two.

“I wonder if, even after all of this, he understands how fragile good things are in my hands and how many times they've been taken away from me.” -Some Girls Are

And then there's Michael. Oh Lord, this boy breaks my damn heart. I love him so much.

“I'm struck by how amazing it is and how sad that makes me, because I've never seen that. He's not like that around me. The way his mouth quirks and lights up his eyes. He should smile more often. It's so innocent.” -Some Girls Are
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Some Girls Are Just Plain Mean
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Reader reviewed by Heather

This review of Some Girls Are, by Courtney Summers, is written
by five high school seniors as an independent reading assignment for
our 12th grade English class. This book was a very easy read but yet very entertaining. It was easy to understand and follow. It contained some very foul language and some graphic scenes, so be conscious before you read if you are easily offended.

The author Courtney Summers lives and writes in Canada. She is a new author and has three books out currently including Cracked Up to Be and Fall For Anything. She divides most of her time between a camera, a piano and a word-processing program. She received the 2009 Cybil Award for YA Fiction for her book Cracked Up to Be.

Regina Afton was a part of the Fearsome Five, the popular group of their senior class, until rumors started spreading about her and her best friends boyfriend. Regina was kicked out and now her so called friends are coming for revenge. Tensions rise and abuse worsens until a final threat is made at the end of senior year.

The novel is written in Regina's first person point of
view. It is a teen fiction written in 2009.
Although this novel has some graphic points it portrays the realistic events that happen in the life of a teenager. The novel would appeal to high school juniors or seniors. Some of the material may be too inappropriate for younger students, but do not let the foul language deter you. Some Girls Are is still a very entertaining book and a very good read.

We really enjoyed reading this book. It was easy to follow, very entertaining and hard to put down. It gave an accurate account to how high school drama really is. We recommend this book to older teenage girls who enjoy some chick drama.
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Quick Read! :)
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Reader reviewed by H.A.W.T.

Some Girls Are is a novel written by Courtney Summers for young adults. The novel is directed toward young teenagers, especially females. Courtney Summers was born in Canada, and has been writing edgy, contemporary novels for young adults for as long as she can remember. Her novels include Fall For Anything, Cracked Up To Be, and Some Girls Are.


Some Girls Are is a novel that tells about the struggle of high school. Regina is the most popular girl in school, and is feared by most. The story starts out with Regina being raped by her best friends boyfriend. Regina feels that telling someone what happened would be best for her. Her best friend finds out and accuses her of causing her boyfriend to cheat on her, and turns the entire school against her. Throughout the novel, Regina and her ex-friends fight, and do mean things to get back at each other. They throw books in the pool, spray paint on lockers, isolate each other, create nasty websites, and more. The clique takes it too far one day by locking Regina in a closet. What happens is shocking and unexpected.


Throughout the novel Regina confides in a boy she used to bully named Michael. He rejects her at first, but soon they become closer. Anna, Reginas ex-best friend, does everything in her power to keep them apart. She blackmails Regina into being her fake friend, using Michael as a target to get Reginas attention. Could Anna ruin this relationship, too?


In high school it seems that anything could make or break you, and Regina finds this out the hard way. She doesnt give up, however, and fights back just as hard. Readers can relate to her based on their own high school experiences.


The novel is very enjoyable, though the ending is a bit weak. It is definitely recommendable, especially to teenage girls. The novel is a quick read, and hard to put down; it feels as though the climax stretches throughout the entire book. If you are interested in contemporary literature for young adults, this is a good choice. The novel contains profanity, disturbing scenes, and adult content, making it appropriate for readers above 8th grade. All in all, Some Girls Are is an enjoyable, quick read which can open the eyes of many to the hardships of high school and the drama that comes hand-in-hand with every day life.


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"you're eaither someone or you're not."
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Reader reviewed by josie

by: courtney summers

summary: regina afton faces bully problems her senior year of high school.

review: a great book for anyone 13- 15. it was a good read, but it got dull at times.
there are some, depending on what you would contsiter inapropreate,  parts. nothing too out there though.
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Some Girls Are: Good Book!
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Reader reviewed by The "Kaylas"

We read this book for a 10th grade English book club assignment, our group rated Some Girls Are a 4 out of 5 because we really enjoyed the book but thought that the ending could have been better.  We would recommend this book to all teenagers, though mainly girls as it deals more with girl drama than what boys would be interested in.  This book deals with bullying, rumors, friendships, and sabotage.  Anyone who has been bullied by the popular crowd or has lost a friend for an inanimate problem will enjoy this book.  We learned as a group that you shouldnt always listen to what people say as rumors spread fast, take into consideration what you truly know when you think about someone and that your actions, whatever they may be, have consequences.  Overall, Some Girls Are was an interesting and all around good book.

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A Good Read For Teen Girls
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Reader reviewed by Calli

Regina Afton, a senior in high school, is a member of the Fearsome Fivesome which is an all-girl clique at Hallowell High. Regina is best friends with Anna, the most popular and most feared girl in school. All these change at a party when a bitter member of the clique starts spreading a lie about Regina. This causes a painful and sudden fall from the top of the social ladder. Now Regina is tortured by the entire school and feels entirely alone. Then, she finds Michael Hayden, a fellow outcast whom Regina used to bully. It isnt easy for these two, previous enemies to become friends but Regina doesnt have anyone else to turn to and its possible that her feelings for Michael could be turning into more.


Our book club really enjoyed this book; we each found it difficult to put it down. We began to feel compassion for Regina and we wanted to get to the end of the book as quickly as possible so that we could discover how the story ends. We would recommend this book for mainly girls who are over 17 years old; this is because of some of the adult content and vulgar language used. The cruel nature of the teenage girls is more drastic than what we have experienced in high school but we can relate to dealing with people with personalities similar to many of the characters in this book. We feel that this book may be a way to help teach parents about what students commonly go through during their high school careers and that it could show many teenagers some things to watch out for. In many of the events that happened can be related to the high school experience. Every member in our book club enjoyed this book and would recommend others to read it


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AMAZING BOOK
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Reader reviewed by Kelsa, Kayla, Ashley

Regina Afton used to
be one of the most popular girls in school until a party at her boyfriends
house ruined everything. Everyone in school hates her, but they dont know the
truth about what really happened that night. The only person she can trust and
confide in is someone she hurt in the past.



We feel this book
should receive a five star because it keeps you interested and wanting to read
more. It was very hard to put this book down and it kept you wondering the entire
time.

We read this book as
a class assignment and all three of us loved the book because it kept us
guessing the whole time. There was always some twist when you least expected
it. After reading this book we read the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and we liked Some Girls Are much better than Speak.
Some Girls Are is more interesting
and detailed. It was easier for us to relate to Regina
rather than Melanie in Speak because Regina is a senior
whereas Melanie is a freshman. Some Girls
Are
was more to the point, she told us what happened early in the book and
kept it very interesting after revealing what happened. We would recommend this
book to any girl in high school. There is some graphic word usage in the book,
but it adds to the mood of the book and what is happening with the characters.
The book has a very intense ending that almost made some of us cry. Overall, it
is a great book and a great read.

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Best Book Ever!
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Reader reviewed by Kelsa, Ashley, Kayla



Some Girls Are



 By: Courtney
Summers



 



 





 



Regina Afton used to
be one of the most popular girls in school until a party at her boyfriends
house ruined everything.  Everyone in
school hates her but they dont know the truth about what really happened that
night.  The only person she can trust is
someone she hurt in the past.



 



We feel this book
should be rated at a five.



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This book keeps you
interested and wanting to read more.  It was
very hard to put down and kept you wondering the entire time.  We recommend this book for any girl in high
school.



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Some Girls Are: Amazing!
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Reader reviewed by Kelsey

Wow. This book is: heartbreaking, intense, shocking, livid,
honest-to-the-bone, and raw. One of the blurbs on the back of the book
related Some Girls Are to Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Speak is one of my all-time favorite
books. While I didn't like Some Girls
Are
as much as I liked Speak,
I can see the similarities. I loved this book. I admit, the only reason
I picked up this book was because of the cool cover. But I'm glad to
say that that's not the only reason I like this book now. Many times
throughout reading it my mouth dropped open at how cruel and insensitive
high schoolers can be. I was raised in a private school, and was
sheltered my entire life. I was picked on, but it was nothing compared
to what Regina went through. The entire school hated her, she had raw
meat all over her belongings, "WHORE" spray-painted on her locker door,
got beaten up, and harassed day after day. If this is the way kids get
treated in public schools, I am so
glad I wasn't enrolled in one. Don't get me wrong: I loathed school,
even though I got good grades. Regina is my new fictional hero: she
stood up to her ex-friends and didn't take their crap when they mentally
and physically abused her. She wasn't always strong and tough, but
that's precisely what makes her more of a hero to me.

I was glad
that Summers wrote the relationship between Regina and Michael the way
she did. It was realistic because Michael wouldn't immediately forgive
Regina for the way that she treated him (and Liz). Even at the end of
the book, I got the feeling that he still didn't fully forgive her,
though he was getting up to it.

I'm a little hesitant to give Some Girls Are a full 5 stars
because I felt it lagged on in a few sections, but overall this book is a
must-read for those who aren't the most popular girl in school.

This
is the first book I've read of Summers', and I will totally be reading
more of hers in the future.
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