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13 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

OMG

I need to read this now. I mean now! Ugg why May 1? So long from now. I love jake and ally. I hate chloe. Jake ur stupid!

posted by 4468971 on November 28, 2011

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

This is So Not Happening is the final book in this contemporary

This is So Not Happening is the final book in this contemporary trilogy by Kieran Scott. I loved the first book and enjoyed the second and third books. However I really do think this series would have been better off as a stand alone or even a dualogy. In order not to g...
This is So Not Happening is the final book in this contemporary trilogy by Kieran Scott. I loved the first book and enjoyed the second and third books. However I really do think this series would have been better off as a stand alone or even a dualogy. In order not to give any spoilers, I can't write much about the events happening in this book. But most of the characters annoyed me so much, starting with Jake and Ally who are the main protagonists. Jake was too much of a macho male while Ally was too goody two shoes and too forgiving and needy. The secondary characters were all selfish including Hammond and Ally's best friend. Surprisingly, the only character I liked in this book was Chloe, and trust me that's some irony! Kieran is an amazing storyteller no doubt, even with such frustrating characters I did enjoy this third installment, However the ending was obvious and safe. I personally can't wait to read more from Kieran Scott/Kate Brian/Emma Harrison, because she's an amazing contemporary author!

posted by majibookshelf on September 18, 2012

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  • Posted September 18, 2012

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    This is So Not Happening is the final book in this contemporary

    This is So Not Happening is the final book in this contemporary trilogy by Kieran Scott. I loved the first book and enjoyed the second and third books. However I really do think this series would have been better off as a stand alone or even a dualogy. In order not to give any spoilers, I can't write much about the events happening in this book. But most of the characters annoyed me so much, starting with Jake and Ally who are the main protagonists. Jake was too much of a macho male while Ally was too goody two shoes and too forgiving and needy. The secondary characters were all selfish including Hammond and Ally's best friend. Surprisingly, the only character I liked in this book was Chloe, and trust me that's some irony! Kieran is an amazing storyteller no doubt, even with such frustrating characters I did enjoy this third installment, However the ending was obvious and safe. I personally can't wait to read more from Kieran Scott/Kate Brian/Emma Harrison, because she's an amazing contemporary author!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2013

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    Ally Ryan's life is complicated and it's one-hundred percent mad

    Ally Ryan's life is complicated and it's one-hundred percent made up of drama. She's returning to Orchard Hill where the rich and beautiful live and back to her old problems. And now that she's back, she's an outsider and her old friends hate her. Even though she's been dealt the outsider role I wasn't too fond of our main character Ally. She's often unreasonable and it takes her a long time to learn from past mistakes. Just too long for my sympathy to last through all three books.

    Her so-called friends were even worse. They were nothing but shallow and not at all sensitive or there for Ally when she needed them most. Kieran Scott explores the lives of the upper class, their worries and the things that make their lives so fancy and entertaining. The time they spent at their beach houses in the second book was the most fun part of the entire trilogy, giving it a light summer read quality.

    At first I really liked Ally and Jake together and the time it took for them to figure out what they had. The dual point of view was enjoyable. You get chapters from Ally's point of view and sequences from Jake's perspective and their very different lives. Jake could be cute and thoughtful when he wanted to be, but sometimes he didn't exactly shine as the perfect male main character or stand out for his hyper intelligent and reasonable personality.
    I hate to say it but at some point I just couldn't bring myself to care about these characters anymore. Ally and Jake's relationship is one of the on-again, off-again kinds and just as much as it frustrated them to be confronted with all these obstacles it frustrated me, too.
    Their thinking is often reigned by a rather childish urge to insist on their pride, knowing they would damn themselves to misery. The HE'S SO/ SHE'S SO trilogy is definitely TV show drama material that has the quality to make you cheer for the characters to finally be happy, for the friends to make up and for everyone to overcome their differences and grow up already.

    SHE'S SO DEAD TO US was the part of Ally's story that was still entertaining and that offered a story with a few conflicts I wanted to see solved in the end. The second started up right where the first book ended and it added a few more well-placed twists and turns to Ally's story. If it weren't for the ever same circles of spitefulness and scheming behavior that never made any of the characters look like friends I could've enjoyed it more than I actually did. If Kieran Scott had mainly concentrated the story on reuniting the friends instead of the immature fights between them, it could've worked as a decent sequel. I'm more into stories that work towards a positive example of good friends, of people who support each other and are there for each other even when one of them isn't as lucky or rich as before.
    Don't even let me get started on the third book, THIS IS SO NOT HAPPENING. I could've very well done without a third book in the series, because it opened up a whole other can of worms that got on my nerves all the time.


    3/5 *** HE'S SO/ SHE'S SO Series - The rather juvenile YA version of The OC and Gossip Girl, with drama, gossip and a ton of romantic complications.

    The HE'S SO/ SHE'S SO series was entertaining in a very basic way. It's an original high school read and Kieran Scott definitely put in all the topics teens have to deal with in every good TV drama and in real life, too. There are sports, cat fights, teen pregnancy, first times, alcohol and all the other things that make your teen years so exciting and scary.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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