One of the funniest lines I've ever read in a YA book.
I had absolutely no idea what to expect when I started reading this novel. I had already forgotten the abstract and the title and cover didn't do much to revive my memory. I will most definitely purchase this book for my library when it comes out. It is one of the funniest, wittiest YA books I've ever read.
Miranda is a smart, sassy, conniving (in a good way) jilted teen. She was busted as the head of a website where she helped jocks and popular kids hook up with brainy kids for tutoring and study help. She had no idea it would morph into brainy kids being paid to take the SAT and do other questionable tasks. She was thrown under the bus, blamed for all the illegal stuff, and now has to work a part time job to pay back the school her commission in the whole operation. She's been at her job in the food court of the local mall for about a month and on this particular day, she and a bunch of co-workers and some of her former friends were snowed in at the mall.
The chaos that ensues is awesome. Miranda is one of my new favorite YA characters and I really hope Askew & Helmes write more about her. Her acidic tongue combined with her sharp mind make for intriguing conversations and interactions with both her new friends and co-workers and her old friends. I rooted for her from the get go. Her relationship with Ariel warms even Miranda's sometimes icy heart.
I don't want to give too much away, but if you're looking for a light-hearted read with awesome twists, you need to check this book out. I don't have enough adjectives to say how funny and refreshing this book is, but trust me when I say you will enjoy it. I will recommend this book to students who enjoy romance, comedies, and who don't know exactly what they want to read.