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Posted August 29, 2013
Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite This is Indigo
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This is Indigo’s last summer at the prestigious Arts Summer Academy she’s been attending since she was a kid. As an up and coming genius in the art world, Indi is unsure how she can top last summer’s amazing artwork piece about her mother’s death. Also, her best friend Lucy aged out of camp last year. Now, Lucy is back as a counselor, and is rumored to have been dating Indie’s crush, the sexy instructor Nick. Indie spends the summer fighting jealousy, indecision, lack of inspiration, and dance disasters, all while trying to find the person she was meant to be.
I love Indi’s story. She is exactly the kind of girl that I would have wanted to hang out with in high school. The descriptions of her parents and her relationship with Lucy were wonderful: descriptive without dragging, and injecting humor into the normal back story segment. I also loved that she was so artsy. You would expect that, this being a book about a girl’s creative arts camp, but it was still fun to hear. You get a crash course in things like Ballet, Art, Writing, Drama, Music, etc. All without it sounding like a lecture, and without dragging the story down with explanations.
The narrator has the perfect voice qualities of a teenage girl. She could change her voice to sound young and immature, naïve and sweet, or like an old grumpy man with a great amount of dexterity. It was wonderful and I loved it. The one critique I have was that she made almost all of the teen girls sound either rude and dramatic, or silly and dumb. There was a lot of “Like, OMG” from all of the other girls except the main characters. It left the other campers sounding like cardboard characters with no dimension. A bit stereotypical, but then again, stereotypes exist for a reason.
Overall, Art Girls Are Easy is a fabulous teen drama. Artsy kids of any flavor of creative arts will adore this book, and it may actually teach them a thing or two about growing up and life in general.
Posted June 29, 2013
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