She's So Dead to Us by Kieran Scott #review

Friday, July 19, 2013
Title: She's So Dead to Us
Author:  Kieran Scott
Series: He's So/ She's So #1
Date:  May 25th 2010
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books
Pages:  278
ISBN:  9781416999515
Source: bought
Purchase: She's So Dead to Us (He's So/She's So Trilogy)

Ally Ryan would rather be in Maryland. She would rather be anywhere, in fact, than Orchard Hill, site of her downfall. Well, not hers exactly—but when your father’s hedge fund goes south and all your friends lose their trust funds, things don’t look so sunny for you. Her mother moved her to Maryland to flee the shame, but now they’re moving back. Back to the country-club, new-car-every-year, my-family-came-over-on-the-Mayflower lifestyle that Ally has outgrown. One bright spot, however, is gorgeous, intense Jake Graydon. But it won’t be easy for the two of them to be together—not if his friends (her former friends) have anything to say about it. Is Ally ready to get thrown back into the drama of the life she left behind?

My Thoughts:
I've had this book and the other two in the series sitting on my shelves for a little while now. I wasn't sure if I wanted to jump into the drama of high school anytime soon, but I am kinda glad I did. 

Ally Ryan is the black sheep of the Crestie's, her father lost a lot of people in their old hometown a lot of money and then he moved the family away after he lost everything they owned. After her father runs off Ally and her mother end up moving back to their hometown, but into a totally different part. Ally is no longer part of the "Crestie" group, she's now a "Norm" and all of her old friends are no longer speaking to her. Ally meets Jake, the newish kid living in her old house and is instantly attracted to him. The attraction is mutual but Jake is afraid of what all of his friends will think of him if he let's it be known that he has a thing for Ally. 

The story switches back and forth between Ally's pov and Jake's pov, but it isn't as confusing as you would think. The story flows easily and you end up loving and hating Jake all at the same time. Ally's former friends Shannen,Faith,Chloe,Hammond and the Idiot Twins, are all involved in one way or another throughout the story; though you see more of Shannen and her pranks on Ally. This isn't typical high school drama, so if that isn't your thing you won't have to put up with it. The ending is surprising and dramatic, and i can't wait to grab book 2 off the shelf!

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