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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Oh My Goth by Gena Showalter

Oh My Goth is a funny, entertaining read that any teen would enjoy. A mix of sarcastic humor and a plot that the reader will relate to makes the book a perfect summertime read.

Jade Leigh, teenage gothic anti-conformist extraordinaire, dreads every day in her personal hell. AKA high school.
She deals with the abuse of every barbie clone in the school on a daily basis, all while rocking Victorian corsets and vinyl skirts with her equally rebellious friends at her side. But her principle goes for an extreme punishment that sends Jade into world that is a totally twisted version of her own. What will she do when everyone is goth, her best friends hate her, and she's the most popular girl around? What about the gorgeous and mysterious Clarik that caught her eye on his very first day of school? And what about Mercedes, her barbie clone enemy, who was sent into the same topsy turvy world that has totally turned against her?

I loved Oh My Goth because of how realistic it is, while still putting in a futuristic fantasy plot. Everyone who is (or already has) enduring the halls of high school will recognize themselves amongst all the labels and cliques described in the plot, and they'll even find a little of themselves in the reeling mind of Jade, the main character. And of course, every teen has found them self admiring that one person just like Jade does.

The writing includes a lot of sarcasm and slang, making it very appealing to YA readers. All in all, I give it a 8 out of 10! It's a great read for those rainy or sunny summer days, unless you prefer that pale goth look, of course!


Alison said...

This looks really interesting. Congrats on the new blog! Mine's pretty new too. I'll be a follower in a sec.

Fallenleaf said...

It sounds really cute!

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