Sunday, 1 May 2016

Review: The Society by Jodie Andrefski

Welcome to Trinity Academy’s best-kept secret.

The Society.

You’ve been handpicked by the elite of the elite to become a member. But first you’ll have to prove your worth by making it through Hell Week.

Do you have what it takes?

It’s time to find out.

Samantha Evans knows she’d never get an invite to rush the Society—not after her dad went to jail for insider trading. But after years of relentless bullying at the hands of the Society’s queen bee, Jessica, she’s ready to take down Jessica and the Society one peg at a time from the inside out.

All it’ll take is a bit of computer hacking, a few fake invitations, some eager rushees…and Sam will get her revenge.

Let the games begin.

Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Expected publication: May 3rd 2016 by Entangled Teen 
Genre: Young Adult

Kristine's Thoughts:

** I received an advanced readers copy from Entangled Teen via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

This is the second book for me by this author and unfortunately I found I had a lot of the same issues with this book as the one I previously read. The characters were not overly likeable, there were numerous rabbit trails and a random boy that did nothing to enrich the story.

This was the story of Sam who was bullied by her ex best friend and the elaborate plan she came up with to get even. First off, I hate bullying but what I hate even more is an eye for an eye. Two wrongs don't make a right and that was the exact direction this book was going. I couldn't feel for Sam's situation when she was guilty of throwing it right back in a more sneaky way. Her inner dialogue was childish and she had an excuse for everything. Even when she began to realise that what she was doing was wrong there were a thousand excuses trying to justify it. The moral of the story was totally lost in her excuses and it didn't feel like she really learned anything valuable from it.

Unfortunately this book really just annoyed me and made me angry. Perhaps younger readers will feel differently but for me it was just a story of two bullies (Sam being one of them) and whole lot of innocent victims. I almost didn't finish it.


About the Author
I've been passionate about reading since I was a little girl, which lead to a love of writing. I write YA--especially if it involves at least some kissing.

I have my B.S. in Secondary Education-English from Penn State University, and am also pursuing my M.S. in Mental Health Counseling.

I live in a small town in Pennsylvania with my teenage daughter. 

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1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to see that you didn't really enjoy this one. I have to start reading this one soon because I have an ARC.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian