Release Date: April 1, 2010
Publisher: Flux Books
Review Source: Library
Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
I was prepared to do just about anything to go from geek to Greek.
Some teenagers use drugs or sex to escape overbearing parents. I used books. All my life my mother has been hovering over me, afraid to let me experience ANYTHING. So I got really good grades, graduated from high school when I was sixteen, and escaped to a new life—my own life—at college.
To jump-start my social life, I decided to rush the Alphas, the most exclusive sorority on campus. And that's when things started to get complicated.
One of the Alphas invoked the Alpha Bet, a super-secret set of alphabetical tasks that have to be completed for a sister's bid to become active. Now, completing the tasks of the Alpha Bet has taken over my life. And one of the tasks involves deceiving my roommate and only real friend, Jentry.
Can you spell B-E-T-R-A-Y-A-L?
An enjoyable, quick chick flick in a book. Grace Kelly (for some reason it really bugged me that her name was Grace Kelly) is a 16 year old spazzy nerd turned sorority pledge as she enters college early. GK, as she is called by her roommate, is equal parts endearing and annoying. Sometimes I really wanted her to succeed, and other times I just wanted to smack her. And GK's Mom? I'm glad she buys a clue by midway the book, but whose Mom calls campus security because they're not answering their phone? Really? I felt some of the other characters were a little over the top as well. Sloane and the Zetas, for instance, seemed too evil/mean girl. I guess there might be people out there who act so outwardly terrible, but it seemed a bit far fetched. Nevertheless, this is an enjoyable, easy read which I would recommend to those looking for a break from something heavier.
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