Review Time! He’s So Not Worth it by Kieran Scott is the sequel to She’s So Dead to Us (which is one of my favourite books all time). It’s a “just because” review so I’m reviewing this book for me because it’s so awesome! If you haven’t started this series you need to! It’s a library copy *gasp* I haven’t been to the library in at least six months…
(Goodreads) Ally Ryan, come on down to the Jersey Shore and forget your troubles!
Have you recently been humilated in front of your friends and family at your former best friends birthday party? Was your almost boyfriend partly responsible for that humilation by withholding some vital information about where your estrangerd father is? Did you come home to find said estranged father sitting on your stoop?
Jake Graydon, an exciting opportunity is waiting for you in the service industry!
Are your grades so low your parents have grounded you for the summer? Did you the girl you really like unceremoniously leave you behind? Would you rather eat dirt than see your friends again? Then a job at the local coffee shop is just the ticket! Suprisingly, Ally's father is the new manager so you get to be reminded of her nearly every day. Maybe it's time to start flirting with your best friend's ex or even taking school a bit more seriously. Especially when you finally see Ally and she's hanging around with some loser and it's couldn't be more clear that she is over you.
Have a great summer!
The Short Story? – If Gossip Girl had an offspring and moved to the suburbs, this would be it. All the glamorous lives of the rich and young with more likable characters but just has dramatic lives. You know I can’t resist a good book about “Rich Bitch Bennies” (direct term from the book) but mix it in with a totally cute romance? I was hooked from the first page! Scott doesn’t fail to impress! Loved it!
The Long Story? - I’ve named Scott, Queen of Cliff Hangers. I thought the ending of She’s So Dead to Us was fantastic but the ending of He’s So Not Worth It was a killer. I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t like novels about the exciting and glamorous lives of rich, suburban American teens. I love the plot, filled with drama and tension, hot guys and romance – it just can’t get any better! I guess for me what stands out about this series is that it’s so unpredictable and while it’s about the superficial lives of teenagers who have nothing better to do than ruin other people’s lives, it’s for something real about it. The romance has build up and it’s a tough love but it’s SO worth it!
When I said the characters were likeable I meant it! I love Gossip Girl but sometimes the characters do things that completely frustrate you! Not saying I liked every character in this book, I mean I started off “hating” Shannon but she redeems herself in the end! The novel is told from the perspectives of Jake and Ally ( a couple who can’t be more perfect for each other, yet life gets in the way and they can’t be together – not exactly star-crossed) both characters I’ve grown close to. Ally’s really a very likeable character, she’s strong, level-headed and she’s not rich! She’s gone from riches to rags (and she’s going back to riches) but she cares about things other than shopping. Jake is not perfect but after meeting Ally, he’s changed a lot and I admire that he’s willing to change himself so that he can be with Ally. A beautiful couple, I hope they get their chance at a happy ending!
He’s So Not Worth It is the deliciously, scandalous sequel to He’s So Not Worth It – if you haven’t read the series do it! One of my favourite YA sequels of the year, Scott does not disappoint! Beautifully written, well-planned and wonderfully characterized. Scott has written a teen drama that’s bound to captivate your attention! I look forward to the next book in the series!
Rating – 5/5
Badass Bookie xx