Saturday, April 9, 2011

She's So Money by Cherry Cheva

She's So Money
She's So Money by Cherry Cheva

Genre: Young Adult
Pages: 304
Acquired: April 2011
Book of Your Shelf? No
Why I have it: Book Battle
Series: No

Maya is your typical high school nerd. She toes the line, does her homework, and helps out at her family's restaurant after school. Then the unthinkable happens. She makes a majorly bad judgement call and needs to come up with some major cash fast or her family could lose everything. She teams up with an unlikely partner, Camden, the cute (but stupid) popular boy of the school. Together they hatch a scheme that is supposed to help Maya solve her problem...but things never turn out the way you expect them to.

Maya is a great main character. She has her flaws but does her best to hide or make up for them. She grows up a lot in the story and is forced to realize that she can't solve everything herself. Camden is an alright main guy for the story. He is a very sterotypcial popular guy. He's rich, gets everything he wants, and like to throw money at problems.

I think the book needed one of two things. A few less pages - there were times it seemed as if I was reading the same chapter over again - or more twists and turns. More twists and turns would have given the author a chance to develop some of the secondary characters a bit more. Because I didn't feel as if I knew any of them very well the ending seemed to come out of nowhere. Overall, well worth the read though.

4/5

3 comments:

Bybee said...

I wish I had included some YA reading in my stack. Maybe next Readathon. Thanks for the review of She's So Money.

Jasmyn said...

YA has always been my first choice for read a thons. The stories are usually a little less complex than some of the other things I have laying around. They are also very fast reads.

shaunesay said...

You’re doing great! Keep it up! So glad you could join us today and hope you’re having fun!

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