April 17, 2010

The Complete History of Why I Hate Her - Jennifer Richard Jacobson

The Complete History of Why I Hate Her 

Young Adult
Pages: 192
Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Release Date: April 27, 2010

 Nola befriends Carly, but Carly turns out to be much more complicated than the standard summer buddy--her borderline personality can turn on Nola in a flash. As the girls' instant friendship unhinges by subtle, increasingly powerful turns, the commonplace becomes dramatic--and the outcome unforgettable.

I really enjoyed this book. It's a story about friendship, family and true identity. I think we can all agree that some summers are just life-changing. Incredible how it was quite a powerful read for such a short book. I do think it could have been longer, to explore a little more each situation. The theme had the potential to be expanded. Specially towards the ending with the climax and the resolution, but still its a wonderful read.

The center characters were very well developed, Nola and Carly. The rest of the characters had potential to be amazing but sadly, were not developed enough. The plot was amazing, that's what I liked the most, it felt real and kept my face stuck inside the book. And I loved the ending... meaning: the last three sentences. Brings it all together.

Overall, an good and fast read that I think everyone who has had a best friend will enjoy.


  1. Thanks for the review. This book has caught my attention. Hope to read it in the future :)

  2. I really like the sound of this. Thanks... I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for it!


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