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Saturday, June 12, 2010

She's So Dead to Us by Kieran Scott

"Ally Ryan was born with a silver spoon, but now she's living with a plastic spork."

My Rating: 10/10

She's So Dead to Us by Kieran Scott is definitely one of the best elite High School novel there is around!!!

Ally Ryan was rich; she was a Crestie. She lived in one of those huge mansion up on the hill and went to Sunday Dinners (a Crestie-only-event).
But one day her father made an investment and asked his friend (which means Ally's friends' fathers) to chip in as well. He didn't realize that it was a scam until everyone goes bankrupt.

The stupid thing was that Ally's parents quickly left, just like that; without apologizing to his fellow bankrupt so-called "friends". Ally was confused while one of her Crestie friend, Hammond, confused her even more on the same chaotic night.

That all happened in Ally Ryan's freshman year. Now she's back during her junior year--but she still hasn't contacted her friends. At all.

Will her friends forgive her?

LOL. Fat chance; they called her 'Norm', aka Normal, regardless of the past moments they shared with her.

So Ally has to cope with her mom--cause her dad disappeared and nobody knew where the hell he went. Two, the mystery of where her dad is. Three, her friends. Four? The charming, hot jock of Orchard Hill High; Jake Graydon.

Jake Graydon is the new Crestie and guess what? He lives in Ally's old mansion. What's more is that he's sleeping in her old room. He became her knight in shining armor, came to her rescue in every need. Almost. Only Jake Graydon--just like everyone else--wasn't perfect.

I would normally NOT read this kind of book, not set my eyes in the cover or even anything like this (although sometimes I got bored with science fiction and craves high school romance). But I have to say that I'm glad that I read it!!! It's a funny, cute and heart-wrecking story.

The worst thing though, my mouth agape for 10 minutes at the last page. Then I knew there HAS to be a second book. LMAO.

Barnes and Nobles She's So Dead to us description:

"When having money is all that matters, what happens when you lose it all?

Perfect, picturesque Orchard Hill. It was the last thing Ally Ryan saw in the rear-view mirror as her mother drove them out of town and away from the shame of the scandal her father caused when his hedge fund went south and practically bankrupted all their friends — friends that liked having trust funds and new cars, and that didn't like constant reminders that they had been swindled. So it was adios, Orchard Hill. Thanks for nothing.

Now, two years later, Ally's mother has landed a job back at the site of their downfall. So instead of Ally's new low-key, happy life, it'll be back into the snake pit with the likes of Shannen Moore and Hammond Ross.

But then there's Jake Graydon. Handsome, wealthy, bored Jake Graydon. He moved to town after Ally left and knows nothing of her scandal, but does know that he likes her. And she likes him. So off into the sunset they can go, right? Too bad Jake's friends have a problem with his new crush since it would make Ally happy. And if anyone deserves to be unhappy, it's Ally Ryan.

Ally was hoping to have left all the drama in the past, but some things just can't be forgotten. Isn't there more to life than money?"


Some of you probably has read the author's style and loved it--but no one's particularly familiar with the name. Well, Kieran Scott wrote under the pen name "Kate Brian". Familiar? Yes, she's the author of the best-selling series; Private and Privilege.

Under the name Kate Brian, she has also written more books than her ordinary style's series; check her website down below.
Other books by Kate Brian/Kieran Scott

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