...And ensues with wild laughter.
While I had intended to just read a couple chapters, go to sleep, and pick it up later, once I started reading, I just couldn’t stop myself—I kept telling myself, “just a little more,” that I was half-way through, that there were “only 60 more pages…” And the only way I could justify continuing to read, is that I’d never have been able to sleep not knowing what happened—And not only was it that good, but I could not stop laughing. Out. Loud. Literally.
Now there are plenty of times when I say lol, and plenty of times where something funny or humorous happens in whatever book I happen to be reading at the time—But RARELY do I ever actually LAUGH. OUT. LOUD.
It Started with a Dare is completely hilarious!!!! It’s daring and amazing and absolutely jaw-dropping funny!!!
When C.G. Silverman moves to town, she’s just hoping that she won’t have to sit alone at lunch—But when Alona, Grace, and Sammi, the Triple Threat of Beaubridge High decide to sit with her, C.G. sees this as her chance to finally be popular. This is C.G.’s chance to totally reinvent herself. But will C.G. still recognize herself when she’s done?
It’s an absolute rollercoaster of ups and downs and no-she-didn’ts. Ms. Rech puts us right in C.G.’s head and we get to see C.G. as a real person, vulnerable and rough-around the edges, and not always politically correct; but always smart and wry and funny—I couldn’t believe everything C.G. did, and I couldn’t wait to see what she’d do next. It Started with a Dare is a voyage of self-discovery for C.G…and thanks to C.G., it leads to a lot of self-discovery for everyone around her.
Best line ever: Not even God likes a poser.
Seriously. Funny. And has definite potential for rereadability. Make sure this one’s on your wish list; I know it’s on mine!
Thanks to NetGalley for the review galley, picture courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. It Started with a Dare is set to be released September 13, 2010.