Hot Mess by Julie Kraut and Shallon Lester (May 13th 2008)
Grade: 2.5 stars out of 5
Summary: “EMMA FREEMAN IS waving buh-bye to her standard summer of station wagoning around the suburbs. This summer she's heading to the big city. Emma's totally prepped for days at a fabulous internship and nights of socialite-ing around town. But when you're 17 and not an heiress, reality is far from pink fizzy drinks and red velvet ropes. As the summer heats up, Emma learns that glamour is hard to come by when your only friend is too boy-crazy to hang, your budget is more H&M than D&G, and you spend 8 hours a day working for a man who proves that the devil wears Dockers too. Add one little white lie told to one very hot coworker and a roommate who makes Paris Hilton look junior varsity, and this summer in the city is starting to turn into one hot mess.”
Overall: A delightfully fun and easy read that I needed after awhile. The quirky humor mixed with the modern lingo (yeah I said lingo) created an entertaining read. It only started to pick after the halfway point even after which was still quite slow for me. While it was a great read during that time, it didn’t linger. Nothing truly special screams at me, well except for the almost pedophilia/cradle robbing which was quite disturbing at points.
I would recommend this book as a short read to pass the time by.
I really don’t know how the cover relates to the actual book.
Thanks to Julie for sending me a copy! Check her out at JulieKraut.com
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