Friday, March 6, 2009

Jenny Green's Killer Junior Year by Amy Belasen and Jacob Osborn

Alright, so this book was featured last week with the Tuesday Eyecatchers. It just so happened that I did get a chance to read it in the past week.
Jenny Green's Killer Junior Year
by Amy Belasen and Jacob Osborn

As a reminder here's a brief description from the publisher's site:

Hell hath no fury...

Jenny Green is a spoiled teen "princess" and the newest junior at Montreal's Molson Academy. Jenny wants a fresh start in her new school, and she's curious to see what Montreal has to offer, most especially in the boy department. Beautiful, charming, and sharp-witted, Jenny has no trouble getting the boys to fall for her.

But when she discovers just how despicable the male gender can be -- with the lying, the cheating, and the utter disrespect -- she decides to make them pay...with their lives.

This book can only be described as interesting. Well, maybe guilty pleasure fits in there too. I'd never understood that phrase before because I've never understood why anyone should feel guilty about what they're reading. However, as you follow Jenny through the murders, there is a bit of a guilty glee in watching her get away with it.

It's also really interesting to see what happens to Jenny as a result of these murders. I'll tell you now, the first one truly was an accident and self defense. However, the turning point comes when she chooses not to report it and manages to get away with it. As Jenny keeps on getting away with it, the murders start to eat away at her. From the beginning to the end, Jenny is a very different person, which I guess is the goal of any story. So check it out and tell me, do you think she's better off at the end?

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