Wednesday, March 2, 2011

15: Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty

Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty, written by Jody Gehrman, is a young adult book about the trials and tribulations of love in high school. It’s witty, funny and easy to read.

The main character, Genna, has planned the perfect summer with her best friend and wild child Amber, and her pristine and virginal cousin, Hero (named for Shakespeare). However, like oil and water, these two do not mix. Throw in some boys, the heat and a few summer parties, and the fact that they all work together at the coffee shop and you have the recipe for a good story.

There was more sex stuff than I expected in this book. The storyline loosely follows Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing play, and I would love to see a high school class read this as a supplement to the play, but as a teacher it would get awkward reading this with students.

This book is the first in a series. It’s good, and definitely an easy and fun read, especially for high school girls. I give it a 7/10.

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