About the book: Reagan West has a perfect life. She’s at the top of the high school food chain as co-captain of the cheerleading squad and she’s best friends with the most evil girl in Albany, Tawny Perez, which means she’s never on the receiving end of her wrath. The only trouble in Reagan’s perfect life comes from the constant threat of her dirty little secret leaking to her fellow classmates and casting her into a lifetime of ridicule.
Reagan West is a closet gamer and hates her role as the evil cheerleader.
But, as any well versed teenager knows, it’s better to suppress your own nerdy tendencies than to submit to a lifetime of being shoved into lockers and so, Reagan bravely soldiers through life as a reluctant bully… until a boy from her guild moves to her school and becomes Tawny’s next target. The newcomer threatens to reveal Reagan’s nerdy little secret and force her to come to terms with who she truly is. Now Reagan has to decide if she’s going to defend her fellow geeks, or if she’ll continue to be a total troll.
My review: I loved this book! Everything about the way that Shannon Crane Camp wrote this one took my right back to my high school days and the way that everyone has to hide how they truly are in order to be popular or even just to be okay. I've always thought that this whole situation was a sad one, especially looking back on my high school days now. At the time that was my whole life and I was never happy with not being one of the "popular" kids, but looking back now, I realize that it wasn't worth it in the first place.
I loved Reagan, I loved the way that she really hated her cheerleading friends and especially Tawny, yet everything that she did was basically to impress them. I liked that she recognized that it was wrong, even though she wasn't willing to change it. The author did a great job getting into her head and writing her character, along with all of the others. And I really enjoyed seeing her change from the beginning of the book to the end. I didn't like Tawny or Reagan's boyfriend, they were both terrible people and that was obvious to me very early in the story.
It was kind of funny when the boy that was part of Reagan's guild moved to her town. I loved seeing her torn over letting him know just who she was and even seeing if he could like her as a girlfriend and not having him tell all of her friends about her secret gaming life.
If you love clean teen romance, you won't want to miss this great book!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Labels: clean ya, Future House Publishing, Shannen Crane Camp