Saturday, December 6, 2014

ARC Review: KissnTell

KissnTell by Suzy McCoppin and Allison Swan

Publisher: Full Fathom Five, 2014
280 pages, kindle edition
Source: Netgalley
Genre: Entertainment, Young Adult
Link: Goodreads

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Anais and Vaughn are best friends, misfits, and known throughout their high school as Anus and Vag—nicknames coined by the popular Shrew Crew. But after the sixteen-year-olds are the subjects of a humiliating prank involving laxatives, it’s the last social crucifixion they can stand.

So the girls amp up their plain-Jane looks and hit the L.A. scene with a vengeance. What starts as an innocent first kiss with TV star and mega-hunk Baron Caldwell becomes the start of a hot gossip blog,

Anais and Vaughn soon secure their place in the limelight. Anais finds a boy she really cares about, and Vaughn finds the popularity she’s always wanted. But when the girls are shaken by a devastating situation, they see their friendship fall apart. Can they use KissnTell to their advantage while getting the revenge they deserve? Or will Anais lose Vaughn to the Shrew Crew forever?

My Review:
In simple terms this story is about a few misfit high school girls named Anais and Vaughn who after suffering humiliation after humiliation at the hands of the high school “mean girls” decide to launch a gossip blog about their lives. But fortunately for them and pretty much unfortunately for almost everyone one, their lives take a very dramatic turn for the vivid when they give themselves makeovers and dive into LA’s club scene. They learn that there is good money to be made through their blog by reporting on the sordid antics pf Hollywood’s young celebrities. But as these 2 impulsive young girls dance closer to the flame, they discover that there is far more to life than fame and money or being popular or even beautiful. Events conspire to fracture their relationship as they struggle to “come of age” in a city where no value is placed on maturity, emotional, physical or otherwise.

This is a very breezy read with sharp drawn characters that you will come to care about throughout the book. it is like a slow-motion horror story in stiletto heels, written by a couple of wise young women who clearly have walked the walk, whether they are willing to admit it or not. The takes you into worlds you have probably always been curious about, but which you are probably better off not visiting, except vicariously. There is no better way to do that than reading this book. KissnTell is pager turner, Juicy, shocking, sad, and funny and probably all around true.

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