Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Enchanting Review: Top 8

Contemporary Young Adult
ISBN# 978-0-545-05362-4
244 Pages
Available—October 1st, 2008

Rating: 4 Enchantments

Sixteen year old Madison MacDonald has a pretty good life, three great best friends, a brand new boyfriend of seventeen days and the lead in the school play. But when she returns home from spring break in the Galapagos Islands, Madison is stunned to find her Friendverse page has been hacked. Even worse, not a single one of her friends believed it was a poser. Now she's newly single and desperate to find out who hates her enough to sabotage her like this. Can she solve the mystery and win back her friends and her ex, or is she destined to be the outcast for the rest of her high school life?

TOP 8 is a fun, fast paced read. I liked Madison right away, and it’s easy to become immersed in her world, as she struggles to find out who could do something like this to her, and along the way comes to some not quite pretty realizations about herself. I have to say the revelation of who actually sabotaged her and hacked her account came as a big surprise. Madison does a bit of growing up through the course of the story, as she starts to realize why her friends didn’t think someone was posing as her.

Kate Finn grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut and now lives, works, and writes in New York City. TOP 8 is her first novel. Friend request her at MySpace or Facebook.

Enchanting Reviews
September 2008

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