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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Triple Shot Betty

Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty by Jody Gehrman (April 17th 2008—Dial)

Grade: 3 stars out of 5

Summary: “Geena can't wait to spend summer vacation with her two best girls: her friend Amber and her cousin Hero. All three are working at the Triple Shot Betty coffee shop together, but the moment Amber and Hero meet, the claws come out. They hate each other on sight. Geena's dreams of a girl-bonding summer fly out the window, and then threaten to disappear completely when a few cute (okay, drop-dead gorgeous) guys come along to woo the Bettys. But all is not what it seems, and in a story of mistaken identities, crazy summer high jinks, and enough romance to make Shakespeare proud, Geena and her friends learn that when Bettys unite, they can take on the most powerful force in their world: a hot guy.”

Triple Shot Bettys in Love by Jody Gehrman (January 27th 2009—Dial)

Grade: 3.5 stars out of 5

Summary: “Geena is freaking out. She’s been going out with Ben for five months, their relationship is comfortable and perfect, and then Bam! he’s suddenly putting the pressure on to be way more physical. She’s not sure she’s ready.

Enter Mr. Rex Sands, Geena’s delectably hot and brilliant English substitute teacher (he speaks to her soul!), on whom her best friend Amber develops an immediate crush when he stops by the Triple Shot Betty coffee shack. Amber needs Geena’s help talking to him because he is such an intellectual, so Geena finds herself writing love notes, MySpace messages, and texts to Mr. Sands under Amber’s name. And he writes back! Geena is just doing it all for Amber (sort of), so it’s not technically cheating on Ben . . . right? In this romantic and playful update of Cyrano de Bergerac, Jody Gehrman reintroduces readers to Geena, Amber, and the Sonoma gang as they walk the rocky and confusing path toward true love.”

Review: So it has been some time since I finished reading this book meaning my original thought pattern for this review is gone. So I am just praying for the best that everything makes sense to you all.

Confessions was definitely a nice bases to this series. It provided the needed background, characters, and relationships. However Love was where everything grew.
When I first read the summary I was quite intrigued. I mean there has to be a point in everyone’s school life where you had a crush on a teacher before? So it definitely piqued my interest!

The sequel definitely did much better compare to its predecessor. First off we got more of Genna’s personality. In Confessions we got more of a friendship type of book—Hero and Amber and how to deal with two girls butting heads. The sisterhood made up of girls seeking revenge of a guy who is a player. In the sequel we delved more into Genna and herself. Who makes Genna and what is she like? Is she smart? Well liked? We get answers to those questions and more. We also got to see the relationship between Ben and Genna.
I know it has quite some time since I posted any reviews so I decided to clean out my folders and get rid of some. This one is one of my shorter ones which is perfect for the April Fools week. I just could not pull enough information or detail to make this longer which was really frustrating!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review Yan, I want to read these - they sound great!

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  2. I'm scared. You only gave the first book a 3! I hope I like it more than you!

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