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Faking 19

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Reviewed by Amber Gibson for TeensReadToo.com

Alyson Noël took me for a joyride in FAKING 19 into the oh-so-fabulous, wild party life of two beautiful high school seniors in SoCal. At first glance, Alex may seem like she has it all. She's pretty, smart, and her best friend is the most popular girl at school, M. But...
Alyson Noël took me for a joyride in FAKING 19 into the oh-so-fabulous, wild party life of two beautiful high school seniors in SoCal. At first glance, Alex may seem like she has it all. She's pretty, smart, and her best friend is the most popular girl at school, M. But the truth is, Alex has some pretty hefty family problems and she's undergoing a major identity crisis. Oh, and on top of all that, she's failing all of her classes and might not graduate from high school, never mind college.

Alex wasn't always this way. Freshman and sophomore years, she was on top of her game, a straight-A honors student. Those were her glory years. Now, she'd much rather hit the L.A. club scene with M every night instead of worrying about something trivial like her grades. It doesn't matter anyway; her dad won't pay for her to go to college, so what's the point?

One day, when Alex and M are out on the town, they meet a couple of cute, older British guys. Connor and Trevor are attractive and charming, and the girls immediately fall for them. Connor owns a record label and is filthy rich. Alex thinks that he just might be her ticket out of her dull life, and then she won't even need that college education her counselor so desperately wants her to achieve.

But when everything doesn't go exactly as Alex fantasizes, she realizes that the only person she can count on is herself. Ultimately, Alex discovers that there's more to life than who's wearing the prettiest dress or who snags the hottest guy.

Even though this book is about gorgeous teenage girls going clubbing in L.A., Alyson Noël still manages to create characters that I can identify with. Underneath the glamorous exterior, Alex is just another girl struggling to get through her high school years. Along the way, she learns an invaluable rule of life: Success is a gift that you give to yourself.

posted by TeensReadToo on October 28, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

11 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

interesting

it was ok but there was some graphic sexual parts in this book. not for kids under 12

posted by 5872861 on March 30, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    Terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I SO would not recomend this book because it is just about sex drugs and drinking. I dont think the author was thinking about younger people that would like it. I am sorry i chose this book.( i am 12) my parents were mad i was reading this book because of the things it said. Do not read this book!!!!!!!!!

    7 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

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    THERE'S NO PLOT. It was really boring. This book is definately not for kids under 13. I was really disappointed when I read this because Alyson Noel is a great author.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2006

    Typical

    This book was basically about sex, drugs, and alcohol. It displays a horrible message. It was the first book I read by this author and will be the last.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2006

    horrible book!

    I have not read the book yet, but I looked at some of the pages and there is lots of fowl language and many refrences to drugs, alcohol, sex and partying. What was the author thinking when she was writing this book? Probably not thinking of people my age. (I am 14)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 4, 2011

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