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The Dirt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Good read

    This was a fun book to read. We can all relate to disfuncational families.

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  • Posted November 30, 2012

    I love contemporary young adult novels, so I figured I would enj

    I love contemporary young adult novels, so I figured I would enjoy reading The Dirt and I was right. The Dirt was girly, it was fun, and it was just an all around good read. I'll admit though at first I wasn't sold on the story, but the more I read the more I liked it.

    One thing I really liked about this story were that the characters were easy to relate to. My favorite character was Lucy, I thought she had a great personality and I liked that this story was told from her point of view. I could not stand Sloane's character though, she was so snobby! I don't like pretty girls who think they are better than everyone else.

    Overall, I thought this was a very entertaining read. If you like girly books that are filled with drama and secrets, you should definitely check this one out!

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  • Posted July 11, 2012

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    The Dirt

    When I think of snobby rich kids, I think of this family. You have one that has it all, you have one that is just there, and you have one that is funny. This is usually how it goes. And I am really glad that this book stayed with the normal take on a rich family. It kept the book interesting.

    You meet Lucy. Lucy is about to have it all! The mom that she never had, the school that she always wanted, and the vacation of a life time!!! But that is all about to be ruined because her long lost sister just walked in the door at her father’s second wedding claiming that his wife is still alive. I don’t know how I would feel about this. I mean if the love of my life ran away and never came back and then sent my long lost daughter walks in the door, I think I might be a little more then upset…. is he…. NO!! He wants to pick up where they left off. He makes the family go on vacation hiking instead of a family vacation in Paris! And that is where it really starts to go down hill.

    I think Lori did such a great job telling a story that kept me wanting more. I loved every minute of this story. I felt like the characters grew along with the story. When that happens, it really makes a story great! It was everything I expected and more!!!

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  • Posted January 29, 2012

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    Good book!

    In the words of Edward Cullen,"What's a wedding without some family drama?." DRAMA! Who doesn't love drama!! I liked that the start of this book it filled with angst.

    What I liked most about this book is the great drama. Sibling rivalry, a lost daughter and mom, and just a family trying to move on from the hurt in their lives. I adored reading from Lucy point of view seeing that she is not like her other sisters. Lucy is a great character that is coming of age to understand things. I liked that she is swayed by beauty or money.

    The plot of the book is also great! I loved seeing the sisters fight. But what I especially loved is the new sister coming in to play. I hadn't expected that!! The dirt that comes out from the family and what the family does is a good read. I like the dad is doing his best for his family. Being a single parent is hard. I loved that he remained with his family no matter what.

    This book is good drama and a fast read. If you want some family drama, good sister fighting and secrets exposed left and right, read this book.

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  • Posted January 10, 2012

    Live To Read

    Lucy Whitley is the nerd of the family. She never feels pretty or respected by her other family members and worries over being over-shadowed by Sloane, the "pretty sister." Sloane is a member of the Pretty Girl club and very mean to Lucy. She never stops reminding Lucy of her nerd status. Luckily, Lucy still have some self-esteem left as well as her two best friends. They help her through thick and thin.


    When Lucy must attend her fathers' wedding, she wants the whole debacle over with. Unfortunately, Lucy is not so lucky and leave more embarrassed than ever before. What happened to Lucy and what will she do now?


    Lucy's character is OK. She is a little too wimpy, the reader will wish for her to stick up for herself. Her sisters can be cruel as sisters sometimes are. Sloane is probably the worst, she is shockingly stuck-up. The reader will be rooting for Lucy throughout the book. There are some surprises that will make the reader turn the page back and ask him/herself "did that really just happen?" The author writes from the vantage point of a teenage girl and succeeds admirably. This book would be appreciated by young adults/teens.

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