Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Enchanting Review: Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty

Contemporary Young Adult
Dial Books For Young Readers
ISBN# 978-0803732476
256 Pages
Trade Paperback -Available now

Rating: 4 Enchantments

Geena Sloane hopes that this summer will be the best yet, after all her cousin Hero is coming home and will be working with her and Geena’s best friend Amber at Triple Shot Betty. However, she didn’t count on them hating each other on sight. Now all her plans for girls’ nights hanging out are teetering on the brink of never happening.

Geena, Amber and Hero are three girls who couldn’t be more different. Geena’s all about becoming valedictorian and is known as the skater chick; Amber has a ‘rep’ with around town and Hero is the shy, boarding school girl with an overprotective father, who because of her sister’s mistakes won’t let her date till she’s in college.

I really liked how CONFESSIONS OF A TRIPLE SHOT BETTY was set up, written in a journal style, rather than chapter form. Filled with some great secondary characters, which Ms. Gehrman does so well, I loved how when things went downhill, it was the stofers who figured into the girls’ plans on how to get even with ‘The Man’.

One of the scenes I really enjoyed was when Geena sees Ben, her really hot arch rival and possible crush, biking by her house (which is highly unusual) and decides to go out and see what he’s doing. Instead of simply going outside, she pretends to look for her non-existant dog, Auggie. It was truly one of the most laugh-out-loud scenes in the book.

All in all, CONFESSIONS OF A TRIPLE SHOT BETTY is great, fun read, perfect to tote with you on summer vacation or just laying out by the pool.

This is Ms. Gehrman’s first Young Adult novel. She previously wrote chick-lit for Red Dress Ink. You can learn more about Ms. Gehrman’s books at her website, http://www.jodygehrman.com

Enchanting Reviews
April 2008

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