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.
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I've never read anything by Courtney Summers before, so reading Some Girls Are was a first for me. It's a dark story about the secret lives of bullies and high school teens climbing the rungs of the social ladder and doing anything at all to keep others from taking their shot at social glory. The story follows Regina, once a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, who was suddenly frozen out of her elite clique for sleeping with the leader, Anna's, boyfriend. The problem is - that's not what happened...not even half of it.
I wanted to like Regina in this story. I wanted to pity her because I know what it's like not to be popular, but I have to say, she was very unlikeable. I understand why she was that way - it was a defense mechanism - but it still made me want to punch her in the teeth. That said, in the wake of horrible bullying and tragedy all over the news these days, Some Girls Are is an extremely relevant story. It's a story of standing up for yourself, of learning that you can stand on your own two feet without a posse of girls there to back you up...it's about learning that you are just as valuable as everyone else.
I read this book in 5 hours because I read it straight, and I didn't want to put it down. It's easy to read, but it's not a light story. The writing style is smooth, fast-paced, and a pleasure to follow...plus, I love the cover. The colours pop, and it made me want to read it. I give this book a definite 5 out of 5, and I'd recommend it to anyone who loves the YA genre.