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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Book Review: The Alpha Bet by Stephanie Hale

The Alpha Bet by Stephanie Hale
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: Available Now
Publisher: Flux
Pages: 240
Source: Received from publicist for honest review

Summary: Some teenagers use drugs or sex to escape overbearing parents. I used books. All my life my mother has been hovering over me, afraid to let me experience ANYTHING. So I got really good grades, graduated from high school when I was sixteen, and escaped to a new life—my own life—at college. To jump-start my social life, I decided to rush the Alphas, the most exclusive sorority on campus. Things started to get complicated when I told one little white lie. (Okay, maybe not so little.) Then one of the sisters invoked the Alpha Bet, a super-secret set of alphabetical tasks we pledges have to complete to prove our loyalty. Now, the Alpha Bet has taken over my life. Can you spell B-E-T-R-A-Y-A-L?

My Review: The Alpha Bet was cute and fun. The dialogue and interesting characters made me devour it in one sitting.
Although, at times it was a bit predictable. Grace Kelly a.k.a. GK was a simple, clumsy, science loving girl. To others she was nothing more than a total spaz and geek. Her intelligence landed her in college at sixteen years old, impressive right? I really loved her personality, she was easy to connect with and her quirkiness made her stand out.

Now, in order for her to join the greatest sorority on campus she had to tell a little white lie. I don't necessarily condone lying however, I sympathized with her wanting to fit in. Starting out in a new school is tough. Sometimes you need a group of friends to make you feel at home, even if you have to take desperate measures to get them.
Grace blossomed into an amazing, strong young lady while being in the sorority. I really enjoyed seeing her grow. But, she did run through some rough patches since lying bit her in the butt. Also, her roommate Jentry was a great best friend and total hottie alert as well, with Grace's crush Charlie. I thought this read was fast and well-written. It had everything from best friends to haters and backstabbing drama.

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Author's Info:

Stephanie Hale
is the author of Revenge of the Homecoming Queen (Berkley Jam, 2007), Twisted Sisters (Berkely Jam, 2008) and Spring Breakup (Berkley Jam, 2009). She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Hale resides in central Illinois.

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Other books by Stephanie:
Revenge of the Homecoming Queen (Aspen Brooks, #1)
Twisted Sisters (Aspen Brooks, #2)
Spring Breakup (Aspen Brooks, #3)


Cleverly Inked said...

I love these types of book. Great review

bookaholic said...

This is so my kinda book!

Nicole said...

ooh sounds fun!

blueicegal said...

Ooohhh sounds really good, great review!

Trillian said...

Great review! Sounds like a cute fun read.

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