Sunday, October 24, 2010

Book - Oh My Goth!

Always being the outcast in Haloway High School, goth girl Jade Leigh was not surprised she got into trouble again and was sent to the principles office. Surprised to see the popular girl, barbie like Mercedes Turner there and finding out that even though they were being punished for different crimes, they were going to be punished together. Being taken to see Dr. John Laroque, being sedated and then hooked up to computers didn’t prepare either of them for the virtual reality that they were about to enter. Punishment was living in a world where things are different than the norm, goth is now the in fashion and the barbie style is the outcast. New kid Clarik Spanger had just arrived and not been labeled yet and so, he wasn’t in the virtual Haloway High either. Having to find a way to work together so that they could get out of this world and back to normal life, Jade and Mercedes tried to put there differences aside, but it would not be easy, they had hated each other for years.

While I really like Gena Showalter and her creative story telling, this is one of the few that I have had any issue with. This is about high school students, but as a young adult book I would not recommend it to the younger end of the genre. There was lessons to learn about prejudice and conformity, but the end didn’t hammer that in to hard. Fun and fast paced, but had a difficult time feeling for the characters, all of them have their good and bad points, but they were all a bit to shallow for my tastes. I still like Gena Showalter a lot, with her creativity and story telling abilities. ( )
October 23, 2010

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