She's So Dead to Us (He's So/She's So Trilogy Series #1)

She's So Dead to Us (He's So/She's So Trilogy Series #1)

by Kieran Scott
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Tiger_Holland More than 1 year ago
"Meet Ally Ryan, raised up on the crest, where all the richest families converge. She had a group of Crestie friends, the best companions ever, now they've all got the urge to treat her cruelly just because her Dad lost some of their dads' millions two years back. Returning home, she's lost all that she had, and handsome new guy Jake is tangled smack in the middle of this trouble--he's miffed 'cause he likes Ally, but his friends treat her like garbage. Is there a way to mend the rift? Pssh. These kids can hold a grudge 4-Ev-R. This snappy book's addictive. When you're through, you'll be left agonizing for book two." This book exceeded my expectations like wow. I thought it looked light and diverting, so I signed up for the She's So Dead to Us ARC tour, only to find a book so enjoyable I finished it in one day. Ally moves back to Orchard Hill where she spent the best years of her life, that is, until her father's hedge fund went wonky and all her friends lost their beach homes and college money. She and her mother are one step away from impoverished because her dad abandoned them almost immediately after his big financial misstep. So Ally's gone from riches to rage, she's dad-less, and she's coming back home to her former best friends who all hate her. Does that wreck Ally's life? No. She's not a Pollyanna--she knows how awful her circumstances are, but she doesn't let her brain curdle with bitterness or self pity. Any hopes she has that she'll be treated with common decency are dashed when her friends Faith, Chloe, Shannen, Hammond, and the "Idiot Twins" Trevor and Todd give her the cold shoulder and actively look for ways to hurt her. I was close to incredulous at how snide these rich kids called "Cresties" were, but then it's explained that even though they're all still rich enough to look very posh, Ally's dad brought them low in other ways--Shannen's alcoholic dad got alcoholicky-er after losing so much money, and Faith's parents are about to divorce over financial troubles. Their reasons for being angry are sound, but they stay ticked beyond the limit of normalcy. Most of them seem to be freezing Ally out to prove to the others in their group that they're loyal. Jake Graydon is a complication on several fronts. First, Ally's living in a crummy apartment and Jake's family moved into her old mansion, and he lives in her room. He's an athlete like she is, he's best friends with her ex-friends and he almost occupies her exact role in the group. It's like she's been replaced by a male version of herself. I instantly liked Jake. We get about one scene in his POV for every two scenes in Ally's, and Jake's thought process is delightful. I love fictional boys who actually sound like boys. He thinks he can't befriend her, though he's seriously interested, and it's jaw-droppingly adorable how often he thinks of her in spite of himself. I really wish he could overcome his need to stay on his friends' good side, but he does finally start to see how deceitful and childish all his buddies are. Then there's Ally. I LOVE this character. She's savvy and strong and she's got "winner" written all over her. Just watching her walk through the school doors, I know that this girl is going to be all right, no matter what. I'm thrilled that there are two sequels in the works, so I can see Ally be a great role model and a cool person over the course of a whole trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A year or two ago I read Geek Magnet by Kieran Scott. I loved it so much and read it over and over again. When this book came out, I couldn't wait to read it because I thought Geek Magnet was so good. This book did not disapoint me at all. Kieran did a great job with the characters. I became attached to all of them, even the mean ones. The story seems like it would be predictable but it's really not. I would recomend this to any teenager that admires amazing, well written books. I can't wait for the sequel!
lacrossechick More than 1 year ago
I read this book in about a day. It is one of those books that you don't want to put down. So I think you should go get the book now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book! I've probably read it a billion times and skip to my favorite parts. I especially like how the book is told from Jake's point of view and not just Ally's it makes it more interesting/entertaining to know what he's thinking. He's so not worth it is good as well and i cannot wait for This is so not happening to come out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book reading the 2nd one now and can not wait for the 3rd !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vivacie More than 1 year ago
She's So Dead to Us is one of my new favourites. I don't usually venture out of the fantasy/paranormal category and I've never been one to read 'chick lit,' so, it surprised me when I kept reading and falling deeper into Ally Ryan's life. I really love everything about SSDTU. It may seem weird for girls to just be all out mean/evil to someone who used to be there best friend, but I've been there enough to know that this book sings some truth. Ally's ex-friends are the territorial Pitbulls...'scuse me, Cresties. They can be mean and snotty one minute and the next they'll be oh~so angelic with something up their sleeves. They may seem a little over dramatized at times, but like I said before, I've been there and I know for a fact girls like these exist. The added drama only makes this book better. Ally is a great character. She's not too strong, but strong enough to know when enough is enough. I like that I could relate to her. She wants her friends back, but they just keep hurting her and pushing her. That is, until she's forced to push back and not take their crap. Jake, the guy who now lives in Ally's bedroom (the guy who Ally has a crush on and vice versa), gets his POV shared. We get to see in his head and see what the Cresties are planning. Ally is not the only fighting a battle. Jake has problems choosing his friends or Ally. Really, I think this book does a good job at how mishaps get blown out of proportion and how secrets become a tangled web. It's all very addictive. The only problem is the cliffhanger ending! It felt as though the book ended abruptly (which it did) and I was expecting another chapter. Not fair, so if you read SSDTU (why wouldn't you?) definitely have the second book on hand.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anaylysis complete. *leaves*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Theyre probably busy. My next door nieghbors girl comes over EVERY DAY so i cant be on often.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gathering at fortrees now
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have 12 others
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it is soooo good!!!! This keeps yu on your toes with every turn!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He's so not worth it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whats the second book in this series???? Just re question your answer as a revieww thanks ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the storyline, characters (even the vicious ones), and dialogue. I highly recommend reading this book and the 2nd one in the series. Too bad we have to wait until January 2012 to read the final book in this series of three.
RachelReads11 More than 1 year ago
I have read other books by Kieran Scott and really enjoyed them so I was glad when I could finally get my hands on this book. I was not disappointed. Scott writes such great contemporary stories and writes them from not just a teenage perspective but a girl/woman's perspective. However, she's pretty much got the guy voice down too. I really feel for Ally because I have been the new girl in high school but I can't imagine having to deal with leaving your friends in a blaze of disappointment and then coming back and having to deal with the backlash of something you had nothing to do with. I'm sure that her friends were mostly unhappy with her because of her father but they took it too far I think. Jake was not a likable character at all and even though I could feel the energy between Ally and Jake, I hope that Jake makes a better turn in the sequel. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who has been treated like crap in high school because of something they may or may not have done. It is a really great start to this series.
Julia Chiappetta More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I actually read the second book first not knowing. I loved the second book "he's so not worth it" so i had to read this book. I coldn't put the book down. I can't wait for the third book!
bobbles918 More than 1 year ago
I loved how the story went from Ally's POV to Jake's-it just made the story so perfect for me. I love knowing how both parties are feeling. I felt bad for Ally-coming back to a place where everyone hates you because of what your dad did & suffering for that. Connecting with someone but not being able to be with him because he's a "Crestie" & youre a "Norm". But along the way Ally gets some great friends who are always there for her. But Ally is also stubborn & that leads to alot of problems for her. Jake-oh Jake- The one who now lives in Ally's room & is BFFs with Ally's old BFF & is the most beautiful boy Ally has ever seen. He acts like a coward on the outside to his friends but on the inside all he can think about is Ally. I guess you can't really blame him for not sticking up for her or even admitting that he actually likes her-but sometimes pressure from friends can be too much. This was a good book could have ended on a better note but I enjoyed it.
Liddia More than 1 year ago
While the new cover is misleading (the old one was sort of...better) this book is amazing. It's funny at times, but there's still a meaning. And the drama is crazy. I thought it would be sort of boring when I first read it last year, but it was the complete opposite. Though, it took so long for the sequel to come out.
DanceBree17 More than 1 year ago
This new series from Kieran Scott shows what happens when the disgraced former "Crestie" Ally wanders back into town and she has to deal with the fallout from her fathers failed financial dealings and their hasty retreat from town. But Ally is determined to make a difference and put everything in the past, even if her old friends seem bent on trying to throw it back in her face. I love how its told in two points of view. Ally's and Jake, the boy who now occupies her old bedroom in her old home, and who is falling in love with her. The character of Anne as the snooping, but very lovable new best friend of Ally's gives the story some direction and comic relief. But there is no shortage of drama for Ally and her mother and the shocker at the end is more than enough to make you gasp out loud. The former best friends are evil and snippy, but at least a few are bending in their resolve to freeze Ally out, but how long can it all last? I cant wait to see the second book in the series and see what happens now over the summer.
Rachael Wilson More than 1 year ago
This book was just amazing, i read it because it was a book that the computer thought id like...it was so right!!! I loved the characters Allys personality was relateable but Jake was my favorite because hes so realistic. I couldnt wait for He's SO Not Worth It after i finished this book(at about 12:30 am on a school night). Now im not-so patiently awaiting book . This book is a MUST read!!!! You wont regret it.
Scholar-Berry More than 1 year ago
http://scholarberry.blogspot.com/ "Ally Ryan was born with a silver spoon, but now she's living with a plastic spork." Ally Ryan was rich; she was a Crestie. She lived in one of those huge mansion up on the hill and went to Sunday Dinners (a Crestie-only-event). But one day her father made an investment and asked his friend (which means Ally's friends' fathers) to chip in as well. He didn't realize that it was a scam until everyone goes bankrupt. The stupid thing was that Ally's parents quickly left, just like that; without apologizing to his fellow bankrupt so-called "friends". Ally was confused while one of her Crestie friend, Hammond, confused her even more on the same chaotic night. That all happened in Ally Ryan's freshman year. Now she's back during her junior year--but she still hasn't contacted her friends. At all. Will her friends forgive her? LOL. Fat chance; they called her 'Norm', aka Normal, regardless of the past moments they shared with her. So Ally has to cope with her mom--cause her dad disappeared and nobody knew where the hell he went. Two, the mystery of where her dad is. Three, her friends. Four? The charming, hot jock of Orchard Hill High; Jake Graydon. Jake Graydon is the new Crestie and guess what? He lives in Ally's old mansion. What's more is that he's sleeping in her old room. He became her knight in shining armor, came to her rescue in every need. Almost. Only Jake Graydon--just like everyone else--wasn't perfect. I would normally NOT read this kind of book, not set my eyes in the cover or even anything like this (although sometimes I got bored with science fiction and craves high school romance). But I have to say that I'm glad that I read it!!! It's a funny, cute and heart-wrecking story. The worst thing though, my mouth agape for 10 minutes at the last page. http://scholarberry.blogspot.com/
the_princess33 More than 1 year ago
For over a month I have been searching for a good romance to read, and they always ended up more on the lines of friendship problems with not much of a romantic relationship. However, once I got my hands on this book, I got everything I ever wanted in a teen novel: a glamorous location, a beautiful story, and characters that captivate you. At first the ending seemed very clear, but eventually it turned into an unsolved puzzle of dramatic events and romance. I liked that it was told into two POVs, because it allowed me to truly see who some of the characters really were and the contrast of what people thought about them. The book itself was very hard to put down, and I couldn't help but cry at some of the parts that just took my breath away. It is truly a great read for anyone seeking a good romantic novel.
Awesomeness1 More than 1 year ago
Okay, let me start off by saying how misleading the cover and title are. I was expecting some light, two-star read. Boy, I was wrong. It's been two years since Ally Ryan's father swindled millions from the wealthiest families of Orchard Hill, and she and her family were forced to leave town in shame. But now she is back, even though not all of her old friends are happy to see her. When Ally goes to visit her old mansion, she finds someone else living there. The smokin' Jake Graydon who has taken her place among her former Crestie friends. The two feel the sparks, but it ain't so easy because it isn't just them in the equation. I really like this book. It was one of those that take you completely by surprise. I was sucked in immediately, and I had a really hard time putting it down. The writing was easily consumable, and the characters were a blast. The plot had some twists and turns I wasn't expecting, and it refrained from being gimmicky for the most part. There were two narrators to this story; Jake and Ally. They provided a nice balance for each other. And surpisingly, I liked both of them. Ally was a great female character. She was athletic and confident, while still having vulnerability. I liked how she wasn't all about "getting her man" and then whining about it. She stood up to the people who tormented her and was always in the game. Jake was swoonworthy and a pretty believable guy. He was arrogant, but had a conscience. I liked the romance between them. It wasn't all about the lust, but had some heat. The teens acted like teens. Some of the girls were b*tches. Some of the guys were dorks. They cussed and partied without being of Gossip Girl proportions. Trevor and Todd reminded me a lot of the Weasley twins. Annie was fun. I really liked the whole cast. Maybe the whole Crestie/norms thing was a little unrealistic, but then again, I don't have any mansions around where I live. This book is really one of the best of its kind. Entertaining without frilliness. But the one thing I did not like at all was the ending. For all of you that are going to read it, know right now that it is not a stand alone, and that it is the first of a planned trilogy. I was not aware of this going into it, and was very put off by the cliffhanger ending. My rebellious side was like "Nuh-uh, hell no. We ain't gonna get sucked in by this ploy." If the book was of a lesser quality, then I defintely wouldn't read the sequels. It is just because it is so good that I am going to be first in line for the second book. This is off-topic, but one thing I don't understand is why Kieran Scott uses her pen name for some works, but her real name for her others. What is the point of a penname at all if everyone knows it's a penname?