Saturday, December 20, 2014

Lessons I Never Learned At Meadowbrook - Liz Maccie

Summary from Goodreads:

The most important lessons aren't learned in the classroom.

It’s the first day of sophomore year for Roberta Romano, but instead of the comfort of her local high school, she's been thrust into the elitist embrace of the affluent Meadowbrook Academy.

Surrounded by wealth, Roberta battles her own insecurities, as well as evil teachers and mean girls, to prove her worth and maybe land the boy of her dreams. With the help of two unlikely allies—​and an inflatable toy raft—​Robert embarks upon a journey of dark secrets and self-discovery to learn the true meaning of friendship and acceptance.

I'm not really sure what I expected of Lessons I Never Learned at Meadowbrook Academy but I was left feeling very underwhelmed. The story takes place over the course of one day - that one day being Roberta's first day at Meadowbrook. In this span of time she learns a lot of lessons, apparently enough to just kind of magically be better by the end. I'm left wondering how can someone who has been causing problems just be better. I appreciate that this story covers being insecure, fears, anxiety, pretending to be someone you're not, and just wanting to be loved and cared for by someone but I just think it would've been more believable had the story expanded over the course of more days. One perk about this book is that it was a short read so I breezed through it and the cover is super pretty!

Rating: 3/10


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