You may not want to read this review unless you have read the first book in the series, She’s So Dead To Us.
“Ally Ryan, come on down to the Jersey Shore and forget your troubles!
Have you recently been humilated in front of your friends and family at your former best friends birthday party? Was your almost boyfriend partly responsible for that humilation by withholding some vital information about where your estrangerd father is? Did you come home to find said estranged father sitting on your stoop?
If so, then it sounds like you could use a vacation! The Jersey Shore is the place to be. Your mother may be living with her boyfriend of only a few months, but at least the stunt Shannen pulled has put some of your friends back in your court. Even so, you’re still angry and what better way to get over Jake than to blow off some steam with local guy, Cooper. People will hardly recognize your new attitude, but the old one wasn’t getting you anywhere, so who cares!
Jake Graydon, an exciting opportunity is waiting for you in the service industry!
Are your grades so low your parents have grounded you for the summer? Did you the girl you really like unceremoniously leave you behind? Would you rather eat dirt than see your friends again? Then a job at the local coffee shop is just the ticket! Suprisingly, Ally’s father is the new manager so you get to be reminded of her nearly every day. Maybe it’s time to start flirting with your best friend’s ex or even taking school a bit more seriously. Especially when you finally see Ally and she’s hanging around with some loser and it’s couldn’t be more clear that she is over you.
Have a great summer!”
First let me just say, I loved the first book. The second one didn’t disappoint. It starts right before the gang leaves for the Shore. Once there, Ally sort of spirals out of control to a point I was wanting to scream at the book for her to stop and think about her actions. Isn’t that a sign of a good book? Caring about the characters and their choices. Not may books illicit that sort of response from me. I LOVE Jake. He’s so adorable. A bit clueless, perhaps but adorable. Annie is as fun as always. She’s taken to documenting what the Cresties do all summer, so the reader never misses out on a tiny drama-filled bit. I wanted to like Connor, but something about him bugged me from the beginning, that only escalated as the book went on. The ending both shocked me and didn’t surprise me. It did make me eager to get my hands on the third book. I can’t wait to see what’s in store. He’s So Not Worth It is scheduled to be out May ??.
This book was received for free from S&S’s Galley Grab.