Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Review: Kim vs. the Mean Girl by Meredith Schorr

Read:  March 7th - 9th, 2017

Type:  Kindle (ARC)

Source:  I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Rating (out of five stars):

Where to find the author:  Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

Where to find this book:  Goodreads | Amazon

Series:  Prequel to the Blogger Girl series

Publication date:  April 20th, 2017

From Goodreads:

High school sophomore, Kim Long, is no stranger to the “mean girl” antics of Queen Bee Hannah Marshak. When Hannah steals Kim’s diary and in front of the entire class reads personal (not to mention humiliating) entries Kim wrote about her crush, Jonathan, Kim vows to enact revenge.
Kim and her loyal best friend, Bridget, come up with the perfect plan to put the evil Hannah in her place once and for all. But will their scheming have the desired effect of getting even, or will Hannah emerge more celebrated by her peers than ever?
Kim vs. The Mean Girl can be read as a young adult standalone novel, but it is also a prequel to the popular Blogger Girl adult romantic comedy series and is set in 2000. Told in the duo perspectives of teenage Kim and Hannah, fans of the series will get an inside look into Kim’s early passion for reading, writing (and Jonathan) and find out why Hannah is so darn mean.

 As a fan of Meredith's, I was so excited to hear she was writing a YA prequel to her Blogger Girl series.  While Kim vs. the Mean Girl can be read as a stand-alone, I would suggest reading the Blogger Girl series first, just because it's more fun (for me, anyway) to get to know the characters, and then read about their high school antics.  But, again, you can totally read this as a stand-alone.  It's a fun book either way.  :)

Kim vs. the Mean Girl is such a cute book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  It took me back to my own high school days, though, thankfully, I didn't have to deal with a "mean girl" like Hannah.  It was interesting to see the main characters from the Blogger Girl series as high school kids.  Kim is a great character, in both this book and the others, and I would love to read more about her!

Another high point of praise I have for this book is that it helped pull me out of my month-long reading slump!  I had never been through a slump like that one before, and it was getting a bit depressing.  But, Kim vs. the Mean Girl totally saved me!  It was short enough to not be daunting, and interesting enough to keep me from putting it down.

Well-written, humorous, and a bit nostalgic, Kim vs. the Mean Girl is an excellent addition (or introduction!) to the Blogger Girl series.  It's a perfect mix of "chick-lit" and YA, and is ideal for a quick, summer read.  I would definitely recommend!

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