October 28, 2012

Skater Boy by Mari Mancusi

Skater Boy

Do you...

Allow your parents to micromanage your life so you'll get into the "right" college (aka Dad's alma mater)?

Sign up for a gazillion after-school activities to be more "well-rounded" (though at this point, you're so round, you may roll away!)

Hang out with fashion-obsessed Populars--who don't accept anyone who doesn't embrace the color pink?

Date rich, obnoxious jocks like Brent Baker III--who are so cheesy you can't stomach them without crackers?

Do you...

Meet new cool people -- like the headmaster's punk-rock daughter Starr?

Pierce random parts of your body parts (ok, just your belly button--but still!) and hope your parents don't notice?

Date an uber-hot sk8er boy from the wrong side of town--though your parents say "No way!"?

Fall in love with the sk8er -- in a tragic Romeo and Juliet (with text messaging) kind of way?

My Thoughts/Review:

Cheeesy. I can't even tell you about this book without it sounding cheesy--because it was. This book was one of the cheesiest books I've ever read! I can't--I'm not in a good place about this book. I thought that the writing was totally meh, and that the characters were extremely cliched. One day love was in play, and I don't think I've ever hated it more. It was cute in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, but that's the only book that it works in.

In this book, it just makes it all seem rushed, with no real relationship development, or any real character development. Not only were the characters cliche, but they were bland too. I've already forgot the main character's name, and the only reason that I remember Sean and Starr is that they had more development. Still on the low spectrum, though.

Aha! Dawn is her name! Now, Dawn--as she's known--thinks that she's a good girl. She does everything that her parents tell her to do, until one day when she just decides that she's not gonna be good anymore (cliche!!), and that she's gonna be as bad as she can. She's going to hang out with Starr--a social outcast--and make out with a skater boy, who she later claims to have fallen in love with! (And he says he loves her too...all within a day or two. Suspicious.)

She's called Barbie by Starr--for a day--then Starr decides that she's not a Barbie (I disagree...), and starts to call her Dawn. By the end of the book, Dawn herself is calling girls 'Barbie', even though she thought that it was hurtful! {She goes on a date with some guy that her parents want her to date, then he tries to rape her, so she texts Sean, who calls her parents, who come and rescue her...nothing bad ever happens to this girl!} On another note--Dawn talked like she was trying to be young. Like the author was trying to be a hip teen--which I didn't like. At one point in the book, Dawn and Sean exchanges letters (hand-written), that are written in text speak. I could have killed them.

All in all, I'm not very proud of this book. The characters fell flat, and the storyline was boring. :(



  1. DARN! That stinks! I've been interested in this book for a cute romance. I guess I'll have to see if I still care enough. Thanks for the great review Megan! :D

    1. It totally does! Don't ever be afraid to read a book that I don't recommend! Everyone has totally different tastes, so don't be afraid! Your welcome! Thanks for reading! ;D

  2. Aw- and I thought it would be a great read, too! The cover and blurb had me sold, but when I read the first word in your review, yeah... refund, please? I can't stand cheesy books at all! Thanks for the review :)

    - Ellie @ The Selkie Reads Stories

    1. I totally thought that it was going to be amazing! Look at how cute the cover is! Haha, refund please? Neither can I! Every time I read one, a review like this happens, and I totally hate writing these reviews! Your welcome! Thanks for reading! :)