Monday, July 30, 2012

Review: New Firsts by Diana Gallagher



SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:

They've been best friends for years, but when the first week of high school rolls around, Claudia and Monica know things are going to change. Boys, homework, friendships - everything seems to be different from middle school. Can their friendship survive?
Characters Claudia and Monica each have their own series of books prevously published taking place while the characters attended middle school.
Author Diana Gallagher has written books that have turned into successful TV series - Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, and Smallville.
Book is written through two perspectives - one chapter through Claudia's eyes and the next through Monica's.
Ages 9-13. 

MY TAKE:

This book was a fun read for me, but I'm not sure if my younger self would have liked this or not.

New Firsts is told from the point-of-view of Monica and Claudia, best friends who are just starting high school.

Parts of the book are about how their friendship is affected by their new schedules and interests. Most of the book, however, is about their crushes. Claudia is pining for her sort-of boyfriend Brad, while Monica is crushing on her best friend Rory.

It's cute and romantic, but if you're looking for a book that has more plot than romance, you might not feel satisfied after reading this book. If you're looking for a book with some cute, clean romance that brings you back to your younger days, however, this is perfect for you.

Thanks to NetGalley and Stone Arch books for the e-ARC. Publication date of New Firsts is on August 1, 2012.

THE GOOD:

  1. Young girls will like this book.
  2. It brings back memories of being a freshman in high school.
  3. The guys are super charming and cute.

THE BAD:

  1. The romance stuff takes centerstage.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
The aroma of coffee and cinnamon tickles my nose when I walk into Casey's Cafe after school.
READ IT IF:

  1. You are in middle school or high school.
  2. You miss the old Sweet Valley books.
  3. You like cute romance books.

RATING:
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1 comment:

  1. Having read her books for middle school, I'm vaguely interested in this one.

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