The Galley Way: The Julian Game

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: ***


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