Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sarah's Review on Loser Queen

Loser Queen
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: December 21, 2010
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Source: Bought
Rating: Reachable
Extras: Trailer
Cammy’s trading up, and people are talking.

Cammy Hall is used to being a loser. All of her attempts to rise beyond high school obscurity have ended in utter humiliation. Now that she's a junior, she's setting her sights a little lower. If she can avoid doing anything horribly embarrassing, she'll consider the year a success.

Then Cammy accidentally flashes her granny panties at the school dance, and all hope of flying under the rader is lost. But just as the dust of humiliation begins to settle, she is sent an anonymous text message with instructions on how to get her revenge. With the help of the texter, Cammy causes the downfall of the most popular girl in school . . . and her own stock begins to rise. Cammy never expected to climb so high up the school food chain.

Will this former loser get her shot at being queen? Or will the new social structure crumble under the weight of too many secrets?
This review was updated May 10, 2012.
I totally understand the cover. Cammy is the pink rabbit calling herself a loser, and the white rabbit is the texter, calling her a queen.
Cammy pulled out her knitting needles and yarn from under her desk, and tried to concentrate on them. Knitting was a skill her grandmother had taught her to make herself feel calm and peaceful.
I have read too many books like this one. Well, kind of. Cammy is an outsider. She lives with her grandparents, and her life pretty much circles around them. After a big embarrassing event happens to Cammy, things couldn't have gotten worse for her social life. Then she starts to get text messages from a stanger, she breaks out of her shell and grabs everyone's attention.

There is a little suspense in this novel since you don't know who the texter is until the end. I really don't blame Cammy for following everything the text messages told her to do. I mean most teenagers like attention. She was just trying to be different with a little help from a crazy rabbit. I probably wouldn't be able to follow what he wanted me to do, because I would be scared who the texter might be.

Not my favorite book, but was an easy, enjoyable read. The characters are somewhat believable and the communication between them was fun to read. There is of course a romance, and the guy was pretty much a normal guy which is okay by my standard. I only wish for a different ending. I would suggest this book to any readers who enjoy teenage drama stories.

Even though Cammy has some ups and downs, her character is actually a relatable one. The thing I did like about her was the normalcy of her life before the grannie-panties accident and the white rabbit. I did not like the whole white rabbit. The white rabbit, who does get revealed in the book but not until the end. Let’s just say don’t trust strangers, especially someone who is texting you and watching your every move.

The moment when Cammy discovers who the white rabbit is, was pretty unexpected. I was suspecting someone else so Ms. Anderson did surprise me there.
Jodi Lynn Anderson is working on a new book titled Tiger Lily, which is based on the native girl in Peter Pan. It should definitely be interesting.

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