My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publication Date: January 26th, 2016
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 11+
Pacing: Super Fast
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Contemporary, Humor, Celebrity
My name is Caitlin and up until forty-eight hours ago I had never:
Tasted alcohol, kissed a boy, sang in public at the top of my lungs, kidnapped anyone or—WHAT? STOLEN A CONVERTIBLE?
Now I’m in jail and I have no idea what I’m going to tell:
The police, my parents, the mayor, all of those camera crews and everyone on Twitter.
I have just noticed that:
My nose is pierced and I have—WAIT? IS THAT A TATTOO?
I blame one person for this entire insane weekend:
My famous cousin.
Who is also my former best friend.
Who I have HATED for the past four years.
Who I miss like crazy. NO I DON’T!!!!
IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT, HELLER HARRIGAN!!!!
This book was written for a single but widely appreciated purpose: to entertain you.
Now, we all love books that have dept, don’t we? We love when they inspire us to become better, when they open our minds on certain subjects. We love when they teach us values and explore important principles or anything really that is meaningful to us.
But something us humans love almost as much as learning, pondering and discovering is to, you guessed it, HAVE FUN.
That’s right, folks. Brought to you by Scholastic Press and written by Paul Rudnick, IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT is the tale of a good Christian girl gone BAD.
Because of the devil AKA Heller Harrigan.
I’ll make it very clear, so you don’t feel surprised: this is NOT a realistic novel. There are so many ridiculous scenes and I sometimes had to take breaks between chapters from the long, seeming-to-go-absolutely-nowhere dialogs.
But it IS fun. Not fuNY, which is what the publicists chose to focus on to sell this book: the humor. Indeed, there is humor, one cannot deny it, but it’s a humor that is apparent to all the readers because of all the crazy, senseless things the characters do. That’s where it comes from.
It’s one of those ‘‘it’s so bad, it’s good’’ types of books.
And then there’s the fast-pacing. Everyone loves fast-pacing… things that go fast, because we like instant gratification. We like for books to not endlessly explore subjects and GET TO THE POINT, right? We don’t like interminable scenes. We like quick but enjoyable (or long but thoroughly enjoyable). That’s this book alright.
Could have been more realistic and contain more dept, but I’ve had a good time with it none the less.
(Sorry for the intensity of my review. I was watching the debates prior to writing it…)
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