A touch of Mean Girls feel to this story with the slam book actually being a blog created by the protagonist, Alexis, as she uses her forum as a way to get back at those who bullied her. Read on for more about
Confessions of a Queen B*
Sure, her stated intentions were understandable if not particularly honorable, but she took just a little TOO much joy in bringing people to task for their bad acts, and it started to feel as if she was power mad. While entitled is not quite the proper word, there is a sense from her that she deserves to make people pay for things that have hurt her and others.
Here’s where the anonymity of the internet (you’ve all seen the message boards, comments and posts) where a monitor and keyboard seem to sap away the humanity of those who are writing horrible thoughtless comments. And it did remove some of the depth from Alexis, I thought.
With a touch of a scandal involving videos from the girl’s locker room and the growing affection between Brett and Alexis, there was a touch of romance here as well – but I didn’t see the growth in Alexis that she claimed to be experiencing as she started to see the differences between reality and stereotype. Many issues are left unresolved, and the dramas are never-ending: this is high school after all, it’s somehow impossible to ignore the drama
There were parts that I found funny, and so many ways that Alexis could have chosen another direction: I was constantly wondering about her ‘whys’. While some of those were explained, it just felt as if there was more she needed to share, and I’m hoping it will come. . I think as a lead in to a series, it’s not a bad effort: there is much to explore and plenty of room for Alexis to get a clue.
Title: Confessions of a Queen B*
Author: Crista McHugh
Series: The Queen B* #1
Genre: Contemporary Teen Fiction
Published by: Self-Published
Published on: 28 July 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Alexis Wyndham is the other type of Queen B—the Queen Bitch. After years of being the subject of ridicule, she revels in her ability to make the in-crowd cower via the exposés on her blog, The Eastline Spy. Now that she's carved out her place in the high school hierarchy, she uses her position to help the unpopular kids walking the hallways.
Saving a freshman from bullies? Check.
Swapping insults with the head cheerleader? Check.
Falling for the star quarterback? So not a part of her plan.
But when Brett offers to help her solve the mystery of who’s posting X-rated videos from the girls’ locker room, she’ll have to swallow her pride and learn to see past the high school stereotypes she’s never questioned—until now.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.