Thursday, November 20, 2008

Jenny Green's Killer Junior Year by Amy Belasen and Jacob Osborn

Title: Jenny Green's Killer Junior Year
Amy Belasen and Jacob Osborn
Simon and Schuster
Reading Level:
Young Adult
Publication Date:
September 2008

Rating: B-
Plot - 16/20
Characters - 11/20
Writing - 13/20
Originality - 19/20
Entertainment - 14/10
Recommendation - 7/10
Total: 80/100

Hell hath no fury...

Jenny Green is a spoiled teen "princess" and the newest junior at Montreal's Molson Academy. Jenny wants a fresh start in her new school, and she's curious to see what Montreal has to offer, most especially in the boy department. Beautiful, charming, and sharp-witted, Jenny has no trouble getting the boys to fall for her.

But when she discovers just how despicable the male gender can be—with the lying, the cheating, and the utter disrespect—she decides to make them pay...with their lives.

Well, this novel turned into something I truly didn't expect. The summary really doesn't do this novel justice. The plot was very original and silly but exciting. I mean, the summary makes it seem like she's just a random serial killer, right? But she did have her reasons, it just got out of hand.

The writing was probably the worst part of this novel, it wasn't that well constructed. It was kind of strange and it felt fake. But it was well enough done to read and enjoy. The characters were also kind of flatly constructed and really unreal, but Jenny was probably the best, she was smart and humorous. She was just your typical rich, spoiled princess with a few good qualities to her.

But, the book was really enjoyable and it made me so curious to find out what would happen with Jenny. I would recommend it, just don't plan to be blown away.


  1. This is the third review I've read and the third review to say it's only "meh."

    I might be getting it for Pulse IT, but your review makes me think I'll at least give it a try instead of faking the review survey they send. ;)

  2. This book has an interesting premise, not something i would expect to read about everyday!


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