Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin.
Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard--falling from it is even harder. Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... until vicious rumors about her and her best friend's boyfriend start going around.At first glance at the synopsis of Some Girls Are, I completely passed it up. It sounded like your average popular girl bullies loser girl story. But after noticing the extremely high ranking on Goodreads and extreme praises of my blogger friends, I decided to give it a try. I could smack myself for not picking it up sooner.
Now Regina's been "frozen out" and her ex-best friends are out for revenge. If Regina was guilty, it would be one thing, but the rumors are far from the terrifying truth and the bullying is getting more intense by the day. She takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden, a misfit with a tragic past who she herself used to bully. Friendship doesn't come easily for these onetime enemies, and as Regina works hard to make amends for her past, she realizes Michael could be more than just a friend... if threats from the Fearsome Foursome don't break them both first.
Some Girls Are is a demented combination of Mean Girls and Sarah Dessen’s Just Listen. The bullying, pranks and humiliation in this novel are so intense. The things these girls do to Regina are just unthinkable. Inhumane, even. Though it’s contemporary, I found myself shivering more than I’ve done with legit horror novels.
Courtney Summers writes incredible characters. I didn’t want to like Regina. She was just as much of a bitch as any of the other girls in the Fearsome Fivesome. But I did like her, because her emotions were so well written that I couldn’t help but feel pity for her. Also, the developing relationship between Regina and Michael was another thing I loved. In the beginning, I wanted Michael to jump into another novel and fall in love with some other literary character more deserving of his attention. Courtney Summers wrote me out of that as well.
Overall, Some Girls Are had me appreciating that I went to a decent high school with decent human beings. With raw emotions, an authentic teenage voice and morbid shenanigans, this is definitely a novel you should check out!