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Girls On Film (2004)

Girls on Film (2004)
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3.66 of 5 Votes: 4
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0316734756 (ISBN13: 9780316734752)
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Girls On Film (2004)
Girls On Film (2004)

About book: This was the other book that I read in February, which I thought was very entertaining even if it was stereotypical. I can see myself borrowing the next one. It is like my binges on reality tv. I just read it for entertainment. It does not have any redeeming qualities to it. You do not read this book like a “classic” that you can learn something from, the “deeper meaning”. You read it, because it is dramatic and you want to know what happens next, am I right?DISCLAIMER:I promise to be brutally honest with my opinion, but it should not be taken as fact. Any reader should read it for themselves, before they decide if this book has any merit or not. Do not judge this book biased solely on my opinion. If you do, you might miss out on a great read. You never know. It could happen. My review may contain spoilers, but I really strive to be spoiler-free. I borrowed this book from my best friend’s personal library. This book was not suggested to me by the author. I have no affiliation with the author or his/her publisher.Main Character(s):Anna is the main star of this novel again (well, it is her series). I found her a little more annoying in this book. I found myself liking Sam a bit more than Anna, which I thought could not be possible before. Anna was a bit too perfect and overbearing in this one. She does not do anything to become the new “kool” Anna, but stays her same uptight self, which her sister is just so eager to point out to her.3 out of 5 starsEvil Antagonist(s):Well, Cassie is always an advisory not to be dealt with lightly, but what she did in this novel was a low blow. She is getting very petty and it is more than just losing Ben. She is jealous of Anna, because she wants to be Anna. Anna is everything that Cassie wishes she could be. She is the only real evil character in this book, but she only showed up in a third of this novel. She could be a lot worse to Anna though, so there is that.2 out of 5 starsMinor Character(s):Ben is really a wimp and not really a man. I thought less of Ben by the end of this novel, even though he had a really sad story to tell. Dee just turned out to be an insecure pathetic girl. I felt sorry for her, but I actually really like her character. I find her to be very genuine. I loved Sam so much in this. She comes down to Earth and really befriends Anna, a true friend. It was very surprising, but enjoyable. Anna’s sister was also very likeable and relatable. I could see why she acted the way she did. I loved most of the main characters in this book. There were not many new ones.4 out of 5 starsThe Plot:There was no plot to this one. Anna completes a school project, while babysitting her alcoholic sister. That is not really much of a plot if you ask me. I wish there were some type of driving point throughout the book. There could have been something. I felt like the book was just missing something.2 out of 5 starsThe Setting:I was satisfied with the amount of descriptions and details in this novel. I still feel like there could have been more attention to detail, but the author does this novel justice with the amount of detail. I love the attention to the details at the spa. It sounded so luxurious and I really wanted to go there. It had more details than the first book, though.4 out of 5 starsThe Dialogue:This author knows the true language of teenagers and I appreciate the minimum use of slang in the dialogue. I think a lot of authors connect teenagers with slang and that is just not true. Teenagers do use slang, but their language is not just slang or heavily slang. It is just a sprinkling of slang or a dash of glitter if you will. It has a slight Californian feel, but Anna brings a touch of the East side to her language.5 out of 5 starsEngaging Surprises:There were really only two surprises in this book for me. The first one was Sam’s friendship. That was much unexpected. The second and last surprise occurred at the end of the novel, when Ben tells Anna the truth. I was surprised at this revelation and it still stuck to the side of truth. There still weren’t many surprises with this one and there really should be. The author loses so much with all of the foreshadowing.2 out of 5 starsClimax:This would have to be Ben’s revelation at the end of the novel. I wish that [they] the author wouldn’t put it so close to the end. It does not leave much room for a resolution. I still think that it was not much of a climax though. I want something truly exciting to happen in this series!1 out of 5 starsEmotional Response:I didn’t have much of a connection to the novel to be honest. It was a nice, fluffy, quick book to read for fun, but there was nothing engaging about it emotionally, unless you were a character in the book. I know the style of this book and it is really not meant to be a tear jerker, but it wasn’t hilariously funny either. It was okay in that respect.3 out of 5 starsEnding:I really hate the ending of these books. They are too erupt and far too short. I wish the endings were better and left on a cliff hanger instead of tidying all the ends up every time. They are just not as satisfying as other books of the same kind/type.1 out of 5 starsThe Writing:This author knows how to write. It is the structure and content that has me mostly annoyed. Her writing is direct and lacking any grammatical mistakes. Her team of editors did a great job. I don’t know if her style is very distinct though. It is like The Clique with less drama and those girls were in 8th grade. Speaking of which, I need to finish that series.3 out of 5 starsThe Artwork:I would say that is Callie on the cover with her red hair and diamond choker. The funny thing is Callie spent the whole novel wanting everything to be about her, but it was all about Anna and her sister. I think the cover is fitting if a bit boring.3 out of 5 starsGenre:It is a YA Chick lit novel and it is nothing more and nothing less. It is entertaining without substance. It is fluffy and light like whipped cream and just as sweet. It is empty calories for your mind. It is time consuming, but you get very little out of it. It is just what the doctor ordered.5 out of 5 starsTitle:Girls on Film is very fitting for the novel, because they are acting like they are different people and pretending to be someone they aren’t on screen and off. I think most people are this way, spending their whole life being someone they are not. I try to always be true to myself, but sometimes, it’s hard when people don’t include you in on things because you aren’t like them. This novel made me think about these things.4 out of 5 starsOverall, I give this novel a perfect 3 out of 5 stars. It is an average novel. There was nothing really special about it, but it was entertaining. It wasn’t boring and allowed me an escape into a different world. I really like it and I look forward to reading the third one in the series. I also now really want to finish the Clique series. Maybe, I can borrow one of each? I need to get my library card renewed, dammit!

A couple of thoughts right off the top of my head on this one:1. I seem to remember my cell phone showing when I missed a call a decade ago and I am sure that these girls have something more advanced than a Razr.2. The number of times that I thought the word "stalker" compared to the number of times it came up in the book? Something ridiculously close to 50 to 1.3. I spent a lot of time calling people very bad four letter words while I read that.Onwards!Girls on Film picked up right where A-List left off. Anna is trying to figure out what exactly she wants out of life while all of her friends, "friends", and enemies are pushing and pulling and prodding. Anna seems to be getting along with her father a lot better but when her sister, Susan, shows up in California straight out of rehab she makes it clear that she has no interest in their dad. Susan, on the other hand, seems much more interested in Cammie who is pretending to be kind and understanding until she can use Susan against Anna. Then there's Sam. Oh, dear sweet girl crush cliche. It felt so contrived and it felt like it made the whole Sam/Anna friendship just circle back around to where it left off in the last book.Still, these books read fast and amuse the crap out of me. I kind of wish that I would have caught them while they were coming out.
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Stef
Anna Percy is having many troubles in her life. Love life, Sister trouble, and friendship troubles. Anna is still not over Ben and is having a difficult time getting over him. Even though she broke up with him she is mad because he would always ditch her and not show her that he has respect. She and her friends believed that he was going out with her for some sort of advantage(easy to get stuff.) Even though her friends turned on her they were right it was for advantage and not really liking her at all. she is happy that they told her before she got hurt but than they speared rumor that they did stuff while they were protecting her. i can connect to this because sometimes you might not believe you friend and they are right even if you dont trust it. Like i was mad at my friend once and my other friend told me she said this and everyone tol me to confront her about it but i didnt want to because i just didnt feel the need and i did but it made it BETTEr. i give this book a 5 of 5. this i because i was very into the book. i recommed this book to people who want a series and drama. with more books to come.
Jessica Uzzo
I mostly liked this book better than the first. The drama was more interesting and...just more. The revelation of why Susan needs rehab was especially dramatic. And Anna finally start making some of those changes she moved to LA to do. In addition we also get a little more in depth info of side characters that will become important. I especially liked that this book picked up right where the last one left off so there was no confusion. So at this point you're probably asking why I only gave it 2 stars. See funny story in A-list Cammie has purchased 34C-cups (p69). So why in this book does she suddenly have D's? That is just sloppy on someone's part and it bothers me that such a discontinuity made it through the editing process
A_B_B_Y
This book was great! It had a surprising twist at the end. I was frustrated with the main character, Anna, because she kept denying her true feelings of her ex, Ben, who was trying to win her back. She could be very rude and inconsiderate at times, even though she felt as if she was doing the perfect thing all the time.Girls on Film was interesting. There were some great cliffhangers at parts, and other times there were boring descriptions and emotions. I like the way the author creates a distraction for the main character which turns into a whole new addition to the book. This was another stereotypical "girly girl" books, but it was very fun to read! Overall, I liked Girls on Film, but I thought it could have been better.
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