Monday, February 27, 2006

Girls Dinner Club--Jessie Elliot

Three girls get together and make dinner. They each have their own problems and discover that no one is perfect and how much friendship can help.

I hate giving bad reviews... and this isn't really a "bad" book but I didn't find it very realistic. I thought the teens had far too much freedom. One of the characters lived by herself because her parents both had jobs overseas. I just don't see that happening. I also don't see teen girls getting together and making dinner that involves anything other than a microwave and a frozen dinner in a box. The dialogue didn't ring true either. I found myself doubting that teens would talk this way.

It's very possible that I'm just not in the right frame of mind for "fluffy" books and that's why I didn't really like this one or want to finish Lucky T. I can say that I devoured Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel and that is not a fluffy book...
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Anonymous said...

I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about! Now speaking as a part of my youth, i thouroughly enjoyed this book and we do TO speak the way they do... and in New York a 17 year old is as responsible as any adult, the situations were realistic, I can relate... And, believe it or not, we CAN cook something other than microwavable tv dinners! I understand that it is your opinion but, I wanted to have it known that I've had ALL of my friends read this book and they absolutely LOVED it.

Anonymous said...

I did find the living alone part a little unrealistic, but overall I enjoyed the book and thought it generally expressed good moral values.

Anonymous said...

i like tha book i read and yuu reed two, good boook

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