The Mean Girl Apologies

The Mean Girl Apologies

by Stephanie Monahan

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ISBN-13: 9781500528591
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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The Mean Girl Apologies 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!! Great read.
bkpooja More than 1 year ago
Sometimes the song on the radio really is about you Natalie Jamison has spent 5 years of her life trying to forget the mean girl she was in high school.Now in her twenties,she is back to the place she had wished never to return,back to following Queen bee Amber and hanging out with her old high school group,even though she doesn't like most of them. Back is high school,Natalie was in the popular crowd being mean to everyone who is not popular just to fit in.Then she meets Jack Moreland and unexpectedly falls in love with him.Jack is not popular,so she decides to keep their relationship a secret to her friends. Now after 5 years,Jack is a a rock star-famous,impossibly handsome. When she realizes that Jacks new album "Good enough"  is about her,she decides to prove to him that she is good enough. I really liked reading this book.The story alternated between past and present i.e 5 years later.I felt conflicted about Natalie's character-during some parts I hated her and in the others i pitied her. I loved Jack.He's a really nice and sweet guy-ideal first love.Natalie didn't have to pretend and could act like herself around him.But i didn't like that he went along with the idea of keeping their relationship a secret. Gillian was the my favorite character in this book.She was a great friend to Natalie in the end. All in all, I enjoyed reading this book.It really does take you back to your high school days.
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
This is a riff on the movie mean girls with a dash of romance thrown in. Natalie is the resident mean girl who has experienced a changed of heart. The story focuses on her relationship with Jack, her high school boyfriend whom she broke up with. He is now a successful musician whose hit album is focused on their break up. She realizes the errors of her ways and starts to make peace with her past.  The story set up was a little confusing with alternating chapters set in high school and the present, but I really enjoyed the supporting cast. Jack and Natalie's romance felt a little rushed, but over it was emotionally satisfying.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This is an incredible read!! Five years after high school graduation Natalie Jamison is in the last place she thought she would ever be. Living back in her hometown and once again dealing with the queen of high school Amber. Natalie is full of regrets after being one of the mean girls in high school but no regret is bigger than Jack Moreland! This story is the wonderful journey of Natalie finally coming into her own, facing all her regrets and deciding exactly the kind of person she wants to be. The story is written split between flashbacks to high school and now This is a book I put high on the recommended list. Low steam factor but high emotion.
Nicola_1202 More than 1 year ago
On the whole I enjoyed this but I admit I found it steady at times. If NA angst with frustration and heartfelt moments is what you are after, then this is that, although it is a little low on the romantic content and of you're expecting intimacy, it's closed door. But stir my emotions it did and I found myself wanting to punch our leading lady's friends, wanting to shake some sense into her (stick with me, I'm not really violent) whilst feeling for our couple.  So, the frustration. Natalie is a sheep. Some of her 'friends' are just awful; unlikeable, self-centred, shallow bullies who see someone being different as their god-given right to ridicule. And rather than being the better person and telling them to jog on, Natalie spends her teenage years, and to some degree her adult ones, lowering herself to their level. Jack Moreland was labelled as different. But when Natalie gets to know him away from her so-called friends, she discovers a wonderful young man who steals her heart. The old adage chicks before.... yeah you know the one, certainly shouldn't have applied (I would've kicked them to the kerb long ago) yet in a way it did and hearts were broken. 5 years on and Jack is a successful musician with people desperate to know where his writing inspiration comes from. Hearing the words, realisation hits Natalie and when their paths cross she is desperate to make amends. This is when the frustration started to dissipate and my heart went out to them both. Natalie is foolish but Jack is a wonderful man, true to himself and has fought for his dreams and it will take more than an apology to earn his forgiveness.  "All I wanted was for you to want to be with me more than you were scared of what your friends would think" Alternating between the past and the present, it gave a real insight into Natalie and Jack's relationship. That said, I would've liked more made of them reacquainting but they were a couple I wanted to find their way back to one another and although I was a touch disappointed by the lack of romance, it was still a good overall read and I'd happily read more from Stephanie Monahan.  I received a copy of this courtesy of Entangled Publishing via NetGalley for an honest & unbiased opinion 
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
The Mean Girl Apologies, Stephanie Monahan Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews I wasn't really sure what to expect here, the description was a bit vague, and as the book wasn't out when I had it for review I hadn't been able to read to see what sort of writing style Stephanie has. Anway, glad to say I really enjoyed this, it surprised me a lot. The book goes back and forth from current day when Natalie is stuck in her small, home town job, copy editing for the local newspaper, despite having grand ambitions, still following Amber and her entourage even though she didn't really like most of them, and back five years to the final year of school. Back then she was a mean girl, a bully and having a secret relationship with Jack, a beautiful romance but Jack was not part of the “in” group and she insisted they keep it secret. When we see her back then and her actions she really is cruel to some people, but via her inner thoughts we gradually learn just why she's like that. Now Jack's famous, with a hit album, Good Enough. The big hit, the one that gave the album it's title, is playing on the radio constantly, and only Natalie knows its really about her.....She's always regretted her actions to him at the end of their relationship, regretted putting false friends first and decides its time to put things right. And wow – her apologies are tough for her, cause tension with some people and a media storm when it comes to Jack. I loved the book, loved the way it showed how we look back with regrets sometimes, wish we could change the past. She's still in love with Jack, never stopped loving him, still following Amber and letting her dictate her life and actions and its time to grow up and make a stand. I felt for her after a while, though at first I didn't like her at all. Two faced, bullying, rude, one of the top crowds who ridule those on a lower rung, and though she loved Jack she ignored him in public, and treated him like a dirty secrtet. Away from the group though she's a different girl, and at work where she meets Jack that's the side he sees that no-one else does. Then we start to see why she's like she is, what happened in the past to her to make her this way, and how she became trapped in a cycle from which she daren't break out...it's a really thoughtful look at bullies and bullying, and what lies behind obvious actions. I've always regretted some of my high school actions, I wasn't a bully but kept quiet when others were bullied. It was a fear reaction – my primary school years were dogged by both mental and physical bullying, I was scared every day and the fresh start at high school, away from my bullies, led to me just keeping my head down, keeping quiet when I could have spoken out if I'd been braver :-( At times so much of that was in my mind when I looked at Natalie's actions and heard her thoughts. Stars: Four, a really enjoyable and insightful read, more than a simple romance, with a perfect ending. Arc supplied via Publishers.