Monday, October 26, 2009
The Queen of Second Place by Laura Peyton Roberts
Today's book is a book a lot of you probably haven't heard of! It's called The Queen of Second Place by Laura Peyton Roberts. The description of this book is:
Cassie Howard believes everyone has a talent. Unfortunately, hers is taking second place. No matter how hard she tries, she’s always second best . . . in school, in life, and especially in love.
When Cassie discovers new-boy-in-town Kevin Matthews she wants him on sight. But so does conniving Sterling Carter, a ridiculously beautiful preppy princess and Cassie’s enemy since freshman year. Sterling is the kind of girl who always gets it all, and Cassie . . . isn’t. Is there any point even trying when the first fifteen years of Cassie’s life have proven she’s doomed to fail? Can the Queen of Second Place ever truly win?
With newfound determination and the support of friends whose not-so-glorious talents range from parking cars to whistling, Cassie sets out to capture Kevin’s heart—and make herself first at last.
I thought this book was really good! I had never heard of the author or the book but while I was searching the YA section at my library I came across it. I wasn't sure what to expect but I was very happy when I finished it! Cassie's character is so awesome! Laura definitely has a great teenage voice in this book! Through first person, she takes us through Cassie's story in such a funny and perfect way. I absolutely loved the whole talent part of the book! I promise that if you read this book you will love it once you're finished! It has such a perfect ending! The only thing I didn't like too much was that some of the things Cassie did or went through were kind of juvenile or immature. The kind of things we would do in middle school or something, but it definitely didn't overcome all of the great things about the book! Also, there is a sequel out there as well. I loved that one as much as this one so make sure if you like this one you check out the sequel! If you don't want to buy the book, check your local library! There's a good chance they could have it. Hope you guys enjoy :]