Release Date: May 25th, 2010
Finished Date: September 1st, 2012
Publishers: Simon & Schuster
The Review: "Suddenly my palms were sweating under my gloves. I slid my hand away and we got back to work, but I felt as if my whole body was on high alert. There was no getting around it anymore. I was falling for this girl. Big-time.” - Jake
Before I start this review, I have a tiny confession to make.....so, I'd never heard of this series before I received book three, This is So Not Happening for review. Shock horror, I should be hanging my head in shame! I can't believe I'd never heard of it before and there was me thinking I was pretty up to date with the YA contemporary romance series and really, I wasn't.
She's So Dead to Us is book one in the She's So/He's So series by author Kieran Scott and if you haven't read this book, then go read it now. Kieran Scott delivers an awesome story that is full of teenage drama and angst that really everyone should read. If that's not convinced you to read it, how about me saying....this story is told from alternative point's of view? Woohoo! You know I love that and yes, it goes from Ally to Jake who are both the main characters and it's amazing.
Ally: I really liked her. Even though she's had something happen that has effected her life that she wasn't in control of, she tries to remain upbeat and happy. She doesn't hold grudges and when her friends treat her like rubbish, she tries to give them the benefit of the doubt. I'm not sure I could do that because she does go through the ringer in this book. I loved how she stood up them but what I enjoyed about her so much was, how she was around Jake. It was clear she was attracted to him and it was nice to see their relationship play out.
Jake: Awww I loved him and then I hated him and then I loved him again. He's funny, cute and sexy but he is a lad's lad. He sleeps around, he drinks and acts stupid with his friends. I did have mixed feelings with him just because I wish he's stand up his friends who were Ally's ex-friends. They made her life hell and sometimes he'd go with it, even though he was clearly attracted to her. I wish he'd just get some balls and tell them what's what, so I liked it when he finally took charge.
The story itself is one hell of a ride. I managed to feel every emotion possible from sadness to joy to love to hate, it's really emotional and at times I felt like throwing it at the wall with frustration but I kept on reading and it really is a good read. And the cliff-hanger at the end....what a killer. I'm so glad I have book two, He's So Not Worth It ready and waiting for me.