Confessions of a Queen B* (Queen B* Series #1)

Confessions of a Queen B* (Queen B* Series #1)

by Crista McHugh

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BN ID: 2940152180213
Publisher: Crista McHugh
Publication date: 07/28/2015
Series: Queen B* Series , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 17,435
File size: 198 KB
Age Range: 13 Years

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Confessions of a Queen B* (The Queen B*, #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author captures the numerous teenagers problems & emotions perfectly and you can "inagine" the whole story taking place just as it's written!!
Anonymous 6 months ago
Teen drama. Easy breezy read. Enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am sure some people will like this book. I got part way through it and decided that was enough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite teen fiction book series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good, just 12 and up for kids since their are kissing scenes but it is very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really throughly enjoyed this book. I am going to read the next one asap!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in a single day because I could not put it down. I look forward to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the characters. The plot was not contrived and I'm looking forward to reading the sequel and the following book after that. Lexi grew in that two-week. Her she's growing to trust her instincts.
BuriedUnderBooks More than 1 year ago
Before I get into what I liked about this book, I should probably mention the things I didn't like so... Um, well...hmm. It seems I can't think of anything. So, does that mean I really, really liked Confessions of a Queen B*? Why, yes, I did. Alexis aka Lexi is a girl I admire even with her shortcomings. She's prickly as can be but, because of her own experiences, she's determined to protect the underdog and expose the wrongdoings that go on in the hell known as high school. As mentioned, she does have shortcomings, especially her inability to believe that she has much to offer of herself and her need to keep her distance from all but her two best friends, Morgan and Richard, and her mom and sister. Lexi's relationship with her mother is the most poignant because it's so weak, sort of the "ships passing in the night" kind. Of all the boys in the fictional world, I think Brett may just be the most perfect. Unfortunately, I can't tell you why because that would just spoil your own opportunity to peel back all the layers of this young man but, suffice it to say, he kept surprising me all the way through the book. Solving the mystery of who's filming the girls in the locker room never really takes first place in the storyline but what both Lexi and Brett believe what must be done with the information is critical and shows us who these two kids are at heart. We like to think that high school seniors have a certain level of maturity but actually seeing it on the page is really nice. Finally, the romance. Ms. McHugh earned my undying gratitude in the way she handled this aspect of the story, so much so that I can't wait to see how things will unfold in future books and that is a true rarity for me. Essentially, Confessions of a Queen B* is a book that should not have drawn me in because I'm not usually attracted to romance or teenaged angst but Crista McHugh surprised me into thinking I just might like such things every now and then.
MJHughes12 More than 1 year ago
This was a fun YA read that had a bit of romance, a bit of mystery, and some teen angst and drama. The plot felt a bit predictable, but I think that may have been due to the fact that it was thoroughly relatable to most high school experiences. The characters were interesting and it was fun to be thrown back and reminded of all the things that you hated about high school! Alexis Wyndham has become the most feared person in her high school. After being humiliated in middle school she is determined to never let herself be put in that position again. She sees herself as someone who stands up for the less popular kids and someone who exposes the injustices that are taking place in her school, but really she uses her blog as a defense mechanism. As tough as she was on the outside, there was such a vulnerability to her. She’s also defined herself by her Queen B* personality, and now has to come to terms with public opinion if she decides to step out of that box. Brett was definitely the person that every boy in high school wanted to be. He’s good looking, smart, popular, a star athlete, and just an all-around nice guy. I loved watching him stand up to Alexis and not put up with her Queen B* act. He could see right through her act and wasn’t afraid to call her on it. As perfect as his life may seem, he’s also dealing with pressures and stress in his life, and I loved how he let Alexis in to that part of his life and kept things real. It was fun watching these two dance around the attraction they had – and being teens made things even more awkward. In the world Alexis has created for herself Brett is the polar opposite of everything she should like in a guy and boy does she fight that attraction every step of the way. In my opinion, Brett had patience in spades when it came to dealing with Lexi and her hang-ups about what others would think about her being friends with Brett and maybe shedding some of her Queen B* persona…but it was nice to see him slowly chip away at some of those hang ups and have her taking a look at just who she was and who she wanted to be. The mystery was a nice back-drop to Brett and Lexi’s relationship. There was no great suspense, but it did serve as an avenue for character and relationship development that were key to the story. Even though the ending had me wanting to give Lexi a good shake, I’m looking forward to the next book in the series to see where things go. There’s quite a few things that need to be explored between not just Alexis and Brett, but also with many of the other characters in the book. I would recommend this book to any Young Adult romance lover, but would caution based on content for younger YA readers – there’s nothing totally explicit, but there ar
gaele More than 1 year ago
A touch of Mean Girls feel to this story with the slam book actually being a blog created by the protagonist, Alexis, as she uses her forum as a way to get back at those who bullied her. Sure, her stated intentions were understandable if not particularly honorable, but she took just a little TOO much joy in bringing people to task for their bad acts, and it started to feel as if she was power mad. While entitled is not quite the proper word, there is a sense from her that she deserves to make people pay for things that have hurt her and others. Here’s where the anonymity of the internet (you’ve all seen the message boards, comments and posts) where a monitor and keyboard seem to sap away the humanity of those who are writing horrible thoughtless comments. And it did remove some of the depth from Alexis, I thought. With a touch of a scandal involving videos from the girl’s locker room and the growing affection between Brett and Alexis, there was a touch of romance here as well – but I didn’t see the growth in Alexis that she claimed to be experiencing as she started to see the differences between reality and stereotype. Many issues are left unresolved, and the dramas are never-ending: this is high school after all, it’s somehow impossible to ignore the drama There were parts that I found funny, and so many ways that Alexis could have chosen another direction: I was constantly wondering about her ‘whys’. While some of those were explained, it just felt as if there was more she needed to share, and I’m hoping it will come. . I think as a lead in to a series, it’s not a bad effort: there is much to explore and plenty of room for Alexis to get a clue. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
csingh More than 1 year ago
You know how you pick up a book because it has themes you enjoy reading? I'm a sucker for a lot of themes but one of my absolute favorites is opposites, especially a "jock" with a "nerd". There's just something about two people realizing there is more to them than what the other sees on the outside. Such is the case with Brett and Alexis. I really liked both of them. They're both smart and determined to have things their way. Brett might be able to do no wrong at school, but he's so much more than a smart, talented quarterback. I loved how he was with Alexis and with his family. He really challenged Alexis, or Lexi, as he liked to call her. The only thing worrying was his connection to Alexis's nemesis and former best friend. Brett is surprisingly responsible and mature. He's capable of seeing the big picture. Alexis is a total conundrum. On the outside she's this hard, slightly terrifying girl, with a nose for finding wrongs and exposing them. She doesn't take or accept things that shouldn't be happening. Now she's also forthright most of the time, caring, and has a hidden sweet side. I liked seeing her interact with Brett. He really shook her up. I also liked seeing her snipe with her enemy and even interact with her family whom she doesn't feel like she has much in common with her. I loved her talk with her dad, even if it made me cringe to think of having the same conversation with my own father. This was also one of those books that flies by as you read. I read it pretty quickly in one sitting. I should've been sleeping but I knew once I started readingthere was no way I was going to put the book down without finding out who was responsible for making videos of the girls' locker room and what was really going on between Alexis and Brett. Did he really like her or was this all part of some plot to hurt her? I liked meeting Alexis's friends. I like how they challenged Alexis to step out of her comfort zone and to take action even when it wasn't always the best recourse to take. If you can't tell, I really enjoyed reading this book. I'm astonished by the fact this is my first book by Crista McHugh and she's written more than 50 books. That's right, I said 50. I loved the style she used to write the story. It was really easy to fall into the story and into the lives of the characters. The story didn't end all neatly wrapped, but nor did it end on a cliffhanger. I'm really hoping there will be more books featuring Alexis, Brett, their friends and families. I think this is a fabulous start to a new series and I am eager for more!
donniedarkogirl More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Confessions of a Queen B* was a rollicking ride through high school with Alexis, the Queen B**ch, and I also named her the Queen of Snark. I loved this girl, but man, she had some majorly steep walls up all around her. I was glad to see she had at least two friends. Even if you are going after the popular kids, you still need friends! After being humiliated in front of the entire school (when you find out how, well, I think you'll agree it was a really messed up thing for someone to do), Alexis decides to get revenge by creating a gossip blog called The Eastline Spy where she outs people who do crappy things. To Alexis, anything and anyone are fair game, including the awful school lunches and one class everyone joked you only had to breathe to get an "A". That class changed after her post on it by the way. So everyone is terrified of Alexis. She uses that fear to help those who are bullied, which is cool, but she's also not friendly to the victims of bullying. When Alexis and the quarterback, Brett, must partner up in a school project, she's forced to look beyond her stereotypes when she slowly begins to realize Brett isn't the kind of person she thought he was. He's able to thaw her out a bit - she's pretty icy to him at first - and I loved them working together. Their back-and-forth banter was entertaining and had me laughing. Alexis is a sharp-witted girl, and while I hoped she would stop letting the popular kids get to her, I didn't want her to lose her wittiness. To me, they still must be getting under her skin because otherwise she'd stop her blog, right? Or maybe I'm wrong? Confessions of a Queen B* is a quick read, and I loved EVERY MOMENT. Alexis's friends reminded me of the friends Lindsay Lohan had in Mean Girls, and they were pretty awesome friends to have. I think Alexis is a tough girl to do what she does, but I also think she could soften up a bit. There are times it's good not to be a b**ch, lol. Confessions of a Queen B* is a fun read, and I'm looking forward to grabbing the next book in the series!
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Alexis Wyndham is a crusader. She learned a bitter lesson when she was betrayed by her best friend. She was humiliated and lost her ability to trust. Now she keeps people in line by fear and intimidation, but a high school project may just be her undoing. She's working with the most popular guy in school, Brett Pederson. He's a jock and captain of the football team. He's the type of person that she detests on principle. Can we say disaster? Alexis has a good heart. She just wants to protect herself from more pain. Suddenly she's out of her depth. The more she gets to know Brett the more she likes him and is attracted to him. There is a kindness and gentleness in him that surprises her. Maybe you can't judge people by their labels. Crista McHugh has written a charming, humorous story that has a lot of heart. Her characters are interesting and the dialogue is snappy and snarky. I loved it! The high school setting brings back memories and is the perfect backdrop for Confessions of a Queen B* This story was great fun. I loved the romance. Alexis and Brett were great together. There are no surprises here, but plenty of fun. I enjoyed this novel.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review** Alexis Wyndah was not the popular Queen B. She had been the tease and butt of practical jokes through middle school. She had a younger sister named Taylor who was a cheerleader. She now had a blog called the Eastland Spy and it exposed everything from cheating to the nasty food served in the cafeteria. No one wanted to be the subject of her blog. Alexis' nemesis was Summer, head cheerleader and popular Queen B. Once upon a time, they were best friends, but that was before junior high. Her best friend now was Morgan. in a class project, Alexis was placed with Brett for two weeks. They were to be parents. Alexis put on a facade to protect herself as she had been hurt before. She was a Queen B for protection, but she did stick up for the underdog. She was confident in many ways. She liked the status she set herself in until Brett. I loved her character. Brett was the golden boy of the school. He was sweet, considerate, kind and looked out for people. He refused to believe that Alexis was as she appeared. I loved his character also. I liked all of the character. The plot and overall story were great. I recommend to anyone that likes this genre.
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
Confessions of a Queen B by Crista McHugh is a YA Romance book. I have to say that I rarely read YA and am having a hard time reviewing this. I love Ms. McHugh’s writing style, but I have to honest and say I really had a hard time getting into this book. I have to believe it’s because of the genre. I had a difficult time getting into the overall plot and relating to the characters. I finished the book but it was a struggle. Did I like the premise of the storyline? No, it just wasn’t for me, but it might be for someone who loves a good YA book. I have to give it 3.5 stars.
Reading_With_Cupcakes More than 1 year ago
Oh how I wanted to like this book. I really did. However, the further I got into it the more certain bits of it annoyed me. We will get into that in a moment... The story is about Alexis, the Queen B*. She has managed to make almost her entire school hate and fear her. How did she pull this off you ask? Aside from being rude to anyone that attempted to ever speak to her, she would leak secrets and gossip onto her blog for everyone to see. It kept everyone far away from her, just the way she liked it. Then one day, in health class, they are assigned partners to raise a fake baby. She ends up being partnered with Brett - the star quarterback and one of the most popular kids in school. Alexis wants nothing to do with Brett, but he is determined to get under her skin. Along with watching her interact with Brett, someone is also posting videos of the cheerleaders changing clothes in the locker room onto youtube. This includes Taylor, the little sister of Alexis. Thus, to protect her little sister, Alexis is set on discovering who is putting up the videos and stopping them. Now you may recall me mentioning something about bits of this book annoying me. First and foremost, I should have kept count of how many times Alexis caught Brett checking out her chest. I was rather sick of reading about it over and over again. There are a lot more ways to create tension of any kind between characters than that. Also, most of the story was Alexis freaking out about how she may be attracted to Brett. After a point, you just don't want to hear about it again and again and again. It was these kind of instances that filled up over half of the story. It got old and repetitive. Thankfully, Crista McHugh seemed to find her stride towards the end of the story. It finally picked up pace and Brett wasn't always checking out Lexi's chest. However, it wasn't quite enough to redeem this story for me. Overall, this story was very reminiscent of Mean Girls, Clueless, or other such high school angst stories. I give this one 3 out of 5 stars. This review is based off of an advanced reading copy provided by Netgalley. You can find more of my reviews on my blog: