Publication Date: August 26, 2010
All new girl Raye Archer wants is a way into the in crowd, so when ice-queen Ella Parker picks her to get back at her ex, the gorgeous Julian Kilgarry, Raye is more than game. Even if it means creating a fake Facebook identity so she can learn enough about Julian to sabotage him. It's a fun and dangerous thrill at first, but Raye hadn't counted on falling for Julian herself-and igniting Ella's rage.
As Raye works to reconcile the temptress Elizabeth with her real-life self, Ella serves up her own revenge, creating an online smear campaign of nasty rumors and trashy photographs. Suddenly notorious, Raye has to find a way out of the web of deceit that she's helped to build, and back to the relationships that matter.
Adele Griffin's riveting novel explores the issues of generation Facebook: the desire to be someone else, real versus online friends, and the pitfalls and fallouts of posting your personal life online for all the world to judge.
I thought that Julian was very flat-- I didn't understand anyone's attraction to him. He was a jerk, and I hope I never meet someone like him. Raye (our main girl) didn't really grab my attention either. She made a few bad decisions, but the worst part of all that was that she tried to be someone else. I didn't feel character growth in either of them, and I didn't find myself rooting for either of them to have it. They were unbearably immature, and the pranks that Ella and Raye were playing went way too far.
I do have hope for Raye and Henry, though. That's all that I came away with-- hope for Raye and Henry. The story had no real moral that I could find. It was okay, that was pretty much it.
All in all, The Julian Game didn't really grab my attention. It was a bit of a disappointment in my mind, and I wish that I could have liked this one more.