Release Date: June 7th, 2011
Finished Date: September 2nd, 2012
Publishers: Simon & Schuster
The Review: “I missed you so much," she breathed. I tilted my head back and put my hands on her shoulders. I could hardly believe this was happening. I was finally getting to touch her. To kiss her. It was all happening. "I missed you, too.” - Jake
After finishing She's So Dead to Us, I immediately dived into this - He's So Not Worth It, well with that cliff-hanger who wouldn't? Now considering how much I enjoyed the first book, I was expecting to enjoy this one more, however I was really disappointed when I didn't - I actually enjoyed this less.
After the shocking cliff-hanger in She's So Dead to Us, we see Ally head to the beach for the summer to try and get over the humiliation from Shannen's birthday party and we see Jake, staying behind at home while all his friends go away for summer because he's grounded and is forced to get a job by his mother. Now the story line is great, it was nice to see the characters go off and do their own things but, what I didn't enjoy was how much drama and angst and stubbornness came out of this book - it was very frustrating at times because while I enjoyed the amount of drama and angst in the first one, I thought it was too much in this one. Not only that but the characters annoyed this time too.
Ally: She really frustrated and I mean REALLY frustrated me. I really felt for her situation so I sympathised for her, but as the book went on she became a very bitter, childish character. I know she was upset and heart-broken, but the way she acted really was uncalled for. She's mean to her mum, she's rude to her friends and it came across quite bitchy. Oh and I'm mustn't forget her stubbornness which again was frustrating. Jake reaches out to Ally so many times and she just throws it in his face by getting together with that local guy - who by the way is a total creep.
Jake: I really liked him to start with but I wish he's just say what he thinks. He goes to Ally and tries to reconnect with her and messes it up. So, what does he do? Sleeps with one of best friends - idiot! He's a lovely character when he wants to be, but when it comes to girls and they offer him sex, he's weak. It sometimes make me question if he deserves Ally but with the way they both acted in this book, they deserve each other. I'm praying they both redeem themselves because I loved them to start and now I'm slowly hating them every time they make a stupid decision - even though the ending of this book was good, they still need to do something out-standing for me.
I know I've moaned a lot in this review but I still do think this series is worth a read. It's just with this being the second book and with the way the characters acted, it's a very frustrating read and I don't like that. Anyway, still I'm starting book three....now! =)