The Julian Game by, Adele Griffin
The Julian Game is a fun, dark, quick read- definitely teen literature for the facebook generation. As I was reading it I couldn’t help drawing parallels to Mean Girls (Ella Parker IS Regina George) which is fine by me as that movie is awesome and an all-too true portrayal of bitchy girl behavior.
While this book is far from a laugh riot- and takes a bit more serious tack- just as in “Mean Girls” in The Julian Game we find a nice new girl buddy up to the school’s Queen Bee only to get burned along the way- and of course there’s a hot guy, who in this book ends up not being quite the prince charming he seems at first (which I think we can all agree is pretty realistic too).
I also couldn’t help be reminded a little bit of Meg Cabot’s Princess Diaries series, especially in the latter books where Mia and her best friend have a bit of a falling out- but if you’ve read the series than you know that this to is good company to be in.
Overall, The Julian Game is hardly ground-breaking material, but is still an nice short read.
Note: This book is a Goodreads First Read.
Goodreads rating: ***