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Art Geeks and Prom Queens

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  2,590 ratings  ·  229 reviews
Being the new girl is tough—just ask sixteen-year-old Rio Jones. A New York transplant, Rio has no clue how she's going to fit in at her fancy new private school in Southern California. Plus, being late, overdressed, and named after a Duran Duran song doesn't make the first day any easier.

Then, Rio meets Kristi. Beautiful, rich, and a cheerleader, Kristi is the queen bee o
Paperback, 226 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published September 1st 2005)
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When I was seventeen, I was given a gift card to B&N for Christmas. I’d always loved to read, but had fallen out of the habit ever since I’d hit high school – at most, I was reading a few books per year. I just didn’t seem to have enough time for it. But what eventually got me back into reading was that gift card, fifty dollars of pure sweetness. One of the books I ended up buying with my little slice of heaven was Alyson Noel’s Evermore. While I didn’t exactly love it, seventeen-year-old ...more
77 pages in and I'm really not enjoying this anymore. It starts out ok - Rio Jones is the new girl at her school (having just moved to California from New York). Rio's never been all that noticeable, but she gets her braces removed, shoots up a few inches, and, suddenly, in the new wardrobe her former-model mother has purchased for her, she's a knock-out. Rio falls in with a group of art-geek stoners her first day of school and develops a crush on Jas (hot surfer boy material). But she's not sur ...more
Charlize Diedericks
Firstly this book was a big doze of reality! I am kind of a naive person and don't like reading about drugs, because it has never played a role in my life in any way, so I really don't relate to the character. As soon as it comes up I feel disconnected. But I have mixed feelings about this one. I really enjoyed the style of writing, although there were a few things I think that I would like to change about the story to make it more loveable. Like Jas... I loved everything about him, except the p ...more
Art Geeks and Prom Queens
By Alyson Noel
St.Martin's Griffin

"She holds up the denim mini skirt and sparkly tanktop she gave me right after she broke the news about moving, as if it were no more than a simple costume change and that they weren't really wrecking my life" (Noel 1). Not everyone has to start over, to leave one place and go to another. New school, new house, no friends, and a mom who wants only what's "best" for her daughter.

Rio and her mom have moved from the fast pa
Book Title: Art Geeks and Prom Queens

Author: Alyson Noel

Published By: St. Martin's Griffin; First Edition edition (April 1, 2010)

Genre: Young Adult

Recommended Age: +13

Reviewed By: Emily Tuley / AngelsCryHavoc

Blog Reviewed For: Great Minds Think Aloud Literary Community

Rating: 5 Ravens

I’m a sucker for Young Adult books especially some of the ones that have that good moral behind the story. With todays Youth seeming to loose their innocence younger and younger each year or having to deal with the
Alyson Noel's form of writing really captures my attention. I loved alot of things about Rio. First of all: heart the name. Second: I love how everyone seems to be against her but if she just open her mouth, she can bring them to their senses. And Third: I LOVED how she was clumsy and screwed everything up. No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes, I'm just happy this character made so much more than I have (well...). Rio is fun to chill with and i'm glad Alyson introduced me to her :) This ...more
Alyson Noel really brought out the emotion in the characters. As I was reading it, I definitely felt like I was the main character. I would take a break from reading and come back to reality and find myself feeling exactly as the main character did and felt like I was living her life. It took awhile to realize that nothing was wrong and I managed to separate reality from fiction.
Amy Louise
I am a big fan of Alyson Noel, So I was really looking forward to reading Art Geeks and Prom Queens - especially because it's not fantasy and paranormal like her other books I have read. I really enjoyed this book and the story was great and I couldn't put it down. If you like Meg Cabot then I would highly recommend this book. :]
It really got me thinking about what I should be careful about when I go into high school and to always stay true to myself no matter what.
Art Geeks and Prom Queens a was cute and light read that I finished in less than a day. I enjoyed reading about Rio's up and downs as she began to rise to be the most popular girl in her class and than going crashing to the bottom when the Kristi, the former queen bee, turns out to be well... mean. I thought Rio's character was very believable by how she handled the situation, because I could see why she would get lost in the moment of popularity which would quickly lead her to want to be the Pr ...more
Mar 05, 2012 CαthεεBooks rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
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Title : Art Geeks and Prom Queens
Series : -
Pages : 226
Author : Alyson Noel
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Format : Hardcover
Source : Library

My Opinion :

Art Geeks and Prom Queens is written by the author of the Immortals series, and I believe this may be her debut novel (does anybody knows???). And it is completely different. While the Immortals series is of poor quality, Art Geeks and Prom Queens is actuall
New girl who starts off pretty smart and confident, but at her initiation into the popular clique, she fizzles to weak, bitchy and a complete follower.


There's no other way around reviewing Art Geeks and Prom Queens than getting nasty. Halfway through, I'd rolled my eyes a few times, wondering if I was reading a cheesy diary of someone who is actually in high school, giving writing a go.
The tone of writing, the voice of the main character, all the brand name dropping and fancy living h
What was this book?

I swear this is the ultimate fantasy of every girl, to somehow be magically 'pretty enough' to be noticed by the popular girl and welcomed into the folds.

Yes, this was a story about Mean Girls ... a twist on it.

It was so BAD. I can't tell you how many times the protagonist made NO sense. She stopped caring about her crush and started caring about the popular girls so fast it was unbelievable. Although what she did at the end was cool, she was just the most insufferable person
Jennifer Wardrip
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Rio Jones is the new girl at her school. As if that isn't hard enough, her mom is an ex almost-model and expects her daughter to be pretty and popular, and she's named after a Duran Duran song. Except that she is an art geek. On her first day, she meets kids from her art class that take her off campus for lunch (which isn't allowed). And she gets detention for it, so her mom tells her that she can't hang out with them anymore.

Rio is a geek, until sh
I absolutely loved this novel! In fact, on an average weekday the only recreational reading I allow myself is while I work out on my treadmill, I generally hop of the treadmill as soon as I complete my twenty-minute workout. While reading Art Geeks and Prom Queens I found myself doubling and even tripling my work out sessions just so I could keep reading!

Alyson Noel is a brilliant author who really captures the essence of her lead character and all the highs and lows of being a teenage girl in a
Brief Summary:
Rio Jones just wants to fit into her new school.
First, she is 25 minutes late for her class and totally overdressed...and for sure she'd be the only girl to be named after a Duran Duran song. Even when she had made new friends, Mason and Jas, one quick move and being caught by the school security just gave them one entire week of detention. Now Rio's mum is disapproving of Mason and Jas.

After an uneasy start to her new school year, she meets Kristi Wood and her extremely popular c
Eve Muratore
Great book, kind of short and shallow at some points. but still a good light read for before bed
Anabela Rocio
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Bea Wiliams
Art Geeks and Prom Queens by Alyson Noel is a realistic fiction young adult novel. Art Geeks and Prom Queens is about a 17 year old girl named Rio who is an only child. She just moved from New York to Newport Beach, California. Her mom is obsessed with designer clothing and putting on lipgloss 24/7. Her dad is a defense lawyer and travels way too much. It’s like he doesn’t even live with them. At her old school she was classified as an “art geek.” Everything changes when she gets to her new scho ...more
Omg, my parents just like, totally ruined my life, like they moved cities and it's like they don't care about how I feel! They are soooo selfish and it's just not fair! Oh, but that's OK because looky here, there is this totally dreamy guy in my art class and I am totally in love with him, omg! But he has a girlfriend already! How did i not think of that before?! I am suuuch an idiot! And now I'm like, the most popular girl in the school and so I don't need guys like him anyway because all the g ...more
Wendi Lee

Remember Mean Girls? That's the movie I kept thinking of as I read this book. Rio's the new girl in town. She lived a pretty sheltered existence in New York, but her entrance into __ is definitely eye-opening. She's introduced to two set of people -- Mason and handsome Jas, kids she meets in art class who run their own school zine and don't follow any status quo. And then there's Kristi and her entourage -- popular cheerleaders with the nicest clothes, cutest guys, and best parties.

Right a
Sandra Strange
Rio, named for her mom’s favorite Duran
Duran hit, has moved from New York to a fancy private school in Southern California. Almost immediately she has to choose between the “jet set” popular kids and the “art geeks” she meets in AP art class. Though the novel is positive, it includes short references assuming casual acceptance of recreational marijuana use, drinking (with negative consequences), and a relatively graphic near rape.

I can't finish this book. And it is a shame, because I love Alyson Noel. But this book.....I wanted to slap the main character the whole time and the plot was predictable beyond imagining. I was only about 70 pages in too. I wanted to like it, I really did, and I gave it an effort, but it just couldn't grab me at all.

Would not recommend.
Leah Melrod
very inappropriate and is only ok. the story line is kinda lame and reminds me of mean girls. If you want a guck beach read that is inappropriate this book is for you.
Beth Rodgers
This book was very well-written. Alyson Noel is one of my new favorite authors, and to think, I hadn't even heard of her until I picked up one of her books at a library book sale. She captures the essence of "Mean Girls" and "The O.C." all rolled up into one book.

Rio is the new girl at her high school, and even though she has a formerly famous model as a mother, and a pretty cool dad (even though he used to be around more than he is now), she doesn't quite know how to fit in. That is until Kris
Cynthia Rojas torres
I made my review and accidentally deleted it. So I'll make the effort once again.
I don't like this author at all, so at first I wasn't sure about reading this. Meet Rio, an insecure, rich, geek, but pretty girl.
She's new at the school, so she doesn't know if she'll hang out with the geeks or the populars.
Bla, bla, bla... Too much information.
It's true that I felt like reading some kind of "Mean girls" copy book... but at the end (and I was almost quitting haha), trust me, it gets better.
Good b
❤ Amy
Rio winds up being the new girl. Again. Having a mom who's a model and a dad who's never home because of his job as a lawyer, isn't exactly easy. Rio has her own taste and style that of course her mom doesn't agree with. First crush at school. Busts. Then the head cheerleader and totally popular Kristi takes an interest in Rio. Well thats amazing, mom loves you, popularity, and cute guys interested in you. Whats not to love! All that's great until Rio becomes more popular than Kristi. Then it's ...more
Mikaela Tynski
'Art Geeks and Prom Queens', by Alyson Noel, is about a girl named Rio who undergoes a life-changing transfer. She begins a new life in southern California at a fancy private school. Rio tries to figure out where to fit in, and if being in the 'It Crowd', is really what she wants. She learns the importance of true friendship and how people aren't always who they say they are. I got this book from my cousin, and started reading it because she recommended it to me. I would recommend this to anyone ...more
Mikaela Tynski
'Art Geeks and Prom Queens', by Alyson Noel, is about a girl named Rio who undergoes a life-changing transfer. She begins a new life in southern California at a fancy private school. Rio tries to figure out where to fit in, and if being in the 'It Crowd', is really what she wants. She learns the importance of true friendship and how people aren't always who they say they are. I got this book from my cousin, and started reading it because she recommended it to me. I would recommend this to anyone ...more
Emily Caceres
Alyson Noel siempre me sorprende con cada libro de:evermore a Art Geek and Prom Queens, es algo muy diferente.
¿La verdad? es unalectura bastante refrescante, me recordó mucho a chicas pesadas.

Mucho, demasiado.
Solo que con Geeks del arte, esta madre psicopata, una chica un poco menos malayun chico, ¿perfecto? sip, perfecto.
fué como un tome de aire fresco, prácticamente lo leí en cinco horas y realmente no me arrepiento.

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“But why didn't you just ask me?" I set down my fork and glare at her.
"Because you were sleeping," She says, taking a sip if Chardonnay.
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