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Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty (Triple Shot Bettys #1)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  2,475 ratings  ·  210 reviews
Geena can't wait to spend summer vacation with her two best girls: her friend Amber and her cousin Hero. All three are working at the Triple Shot Betty coffee shop together, but the moment Amber and Hero meet, the claws come out. They hate each other on sight. Geena's dream of a girl-bonding summer flies out of the window, and then threaten to disappear completely when a f ...more
Hardcover, 255 pages
Published April 17th 2008 by Dial
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This book informed me, against my will, of the sordid details surrounding the ingestion of copious amounts of coffee by teenage girls and the resulting bowel movements. Points for realism? Perhaps. But one of the best things about reading books is the general lack of pooping. I’m still torn on that one.

In spite of some truly atrocious writing in places, this novel navigated the slippery slope of Shakespearean feminism and emerged safely on the other side. I was worried. Early on, there is an est
Jacob Proffitt
I only got 32 pages into this book before I had to stop. Unlike previous unfinished books, there's nothing wrong with the writing. Well, not in the way the words are strung together, at any rate.

The problem is that the main characters are so completely unlikeable. Seriously, Amber is a stone-cold bitch. You can tell she's supposed to be really cool—an individualist with tattoos who wants to grow up to be a "body artist" and who apparently revels in the nickname Blowjob Beezie. Hero is rich and s
This is Geena’s sixteenth summer and what better way to spend it then with her favorite cousin Hero and her best friend Amber. Her plans go awry when Hero and Amber don’t exactly get along, okay, they pretty much hate each other.

Just when Geena thinks her summer is ruined, mysteriously Hero and Amber start getting along. But it seems they only collaborate to get Geena and get her out of her "boy-hostile" attitude. Geena is happy to seem them getting along, but she couldn’t possibly ever be inter
Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]
Geena’s two best friends have never met, but she’s arranged things so that all three of them will be working together at Triple Shot Betty’s, a drive-through coffee stand, and she just knows that they’re all going to get along and have a great summer. However, upon meeting, Amber and Hero dislike each other and are not afraid to let Geena, or each other, know it. While Hero is polite enough that she probably would have been nice to Amber anyway, Amber starts insulting Hero practically from the m ...more
Geena’s plan for the summer is to have some girl time with her best female buddies, her friend Amber and her cousin Hero. But when the two meet, it seems that they’re polar opposites. This rivalry makes it difficult for the three girls to work together at the Triple Shot Betty coffee shack. Enter three hot guys, and they’re if for a very interesting summer.

Geena is determined to somehow make Amber and Hero get along, but it’s not as easy as it sounds. And a complicated love tangle involving the
Geena snags a job for her good-girl best friend Hero at the same coffee shop where she works with her bad-girl best friend Amber. Instead of the chummy summer she expects, she gets caught in the crossfire of the insta-feud that ignites between Amber and Hero. She also must deal with the fallout from romantic complications surrounding Hero, who is sought after as the new face in town. If any of this sounds vaguely familiar, I'll give you a clue: it's a modern retelling of Much Ado About Nothing a ...more
While in my local library, I asked the librarian for a book based on working in a restaurant or fast food area. She kindly pointed me out to this book which was a good decision on my part. Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty has an equal mix of both teenage drama and young love. Additionally, the book has a blend of mistaken identities and friend tension. Ultimately, the variety of themes throughout the drama serve the purpose of creating the expected teenage life through a book of tension and dr ...more
Absolutely hilarious!
Geena can hardly wait for summer. Her favorite cousin Hero is coming home from boarding school, and Geena is sure that her best friend Amber and Hero will hit it off. Looking forward to a summer of girlie fun, bonding, and working together at the Triple Shot Betty coffee shack, Geena's plans are majorly derailed when her two bff's don't exactly make nice. To make matters worse, Amber's crush develops a serious attraction to Hero, and Geena finds herself slap in the middle. Toss in a few hot guys ...more
Steph (Reviewer X)
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Most novels I read require an adjustment period, a small frame of time in which I get used to the writing, the characters, and the setting. This one didn't--I was grabbed by the neck in a choke-hold from page 1, easing straight into its rhythm.

Geena's plotting for perfection when she lines her cousin, Hero, up a job at Triple Shot Betty, a coffee shop her best friend, Amber, and her work at. But Hero and Amber clash at first sight, and the great summer
It's supposed to be the best summer ever in Geena's book, but sadly it wasn't because....

1. Hero, Geena's cousin, and Amber, Geena's friend and co-worker of the Triple Shot Betty, weren't getting along UNTIL Hero met Claudio, Amber and Hero are buddies, and Amber and Hero was in a horrible deal that lowered their reputation until all three of them got back on the dude and all three are now BFFS.

2. She's supposed to hate Ben but after her friends tricked her into liking him, they kissed (twice)
This is a riff on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing; it took me a lot longer to process this than it should have, given the naming of Hero and Claudio. I didn't care for the original, and still did not care for this rendition.

Amber (Margaret) and Hero are hard to relate to, as the former is mean on the verge of beeyotch, and the latter is useless and shallow.

Even Geena and Ben (Beatrice and Benedict) don't have the same kind of banter that is present in the original. They have a bunch of tin
April Butterscotch
the beginning of this book is actually really boring... i think the good parts come out at around page 100..
but the ending is pretty epic! i really liked the ending!
i also liked all the characters, except john i liked the idea of him though...
Kiera Brokbad
I remember reading this acouple years ago and was stunned by the greatneesss of it
Jan 24, 2015 Megan rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: owned
I have yet to find a cozy, coffee book that measures up to my expectations. This was an okay read, but I'm not hugely impressed.

I have to give this book credit where it's due: although this is categorized as a young adult novel, it doesn't fulfill the cliche of turning every little event into a life-or-death matter. Some mundane things happened and were treated mundanely, and some kind of crazy, gut-wrenching things happened and were in turn addressed as such. That being said, the end was a litt
Talismán Dreams
Divertido, fresco, sentimental... una mezcla perfecta para saborear una buena lectura relajada y con un buen café (o batido) en la mano :)
Suzie Bookgirl
Geena is looking forward to spending her summer vacation with her cousin and her best friend. She does not see why they can't be best friends too. Only when they take an instant dislike to each other does she step back and realise how different all three of them really are. In one thing tho all three are alike they have issues with boys. Eventually boy trouble draws the three girls together and once that happens watch out! This story became for me a lesson in reputation, integrity, and something ...more
I don't know. This book was occasionally funny, but most of the time I was just kind of reading it. I kept stopping for long periods of time and wasn't bothered. The overall story was kind of cliche, and I'll be real, the only character I actually liked was probably Ben, maybe Bronwyn.

Although I suppose it's good that I didn't even realize this was Shakespearean. Either I'm just oblivious or she did a pretty good job of redoing that stuff. Ah - and there's one certain part near the end that was
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Going into this book I had no idea it was going to be so…rough. There was a lot of mature content that I wasn’t expecting (I don’t mean explicit content, but mature themes and words). However, in the end the result/lesson learned was positive.

So this is the story of a girl named Geena who’s best friend Amber is known as a slut. When Geena’s innocent cousin Hero comes for the summer, Amber and Hero clash. This book is FILLED with drama because Amber still likes John even though he dumped her. Jo
This is the kind of book that Shut Out was trying to be.

You wouldn't guess it from the first few chapters, though. In fact, based on the first few chapters, you'd think that this was going to be the quintessential "fun beach read": enjoyable while its being read but quickly forgotten. The main character is likeable but bland, the two best friends are a little one-dimensional, the main boy is cute, the guy friends are background material, the jerk guy seems like a jerk but it's not obvious that
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In Confession of a triple shot betty by Jody Gehrman is about a skater girl Geena who can't wait until her best friend Amber and her cousin Hero meet.It all starts in triple shot coffee shop( a shop where Amber, Hero, and Geena are working)when hero and amber meet. The boy next door is Genna's enemy but what will their relationship be after his best friend who is a superstar throws a party? Secrets reveal itself in the book later on. This book has all kinds of love triangles, dramas, problems, a ...more
Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty was an excellent book that had a mix of friendship, drama, boy trouble, and a secret plot to take down one of most popular boys in school. It is told in a diary format explaining the events of Geena's days a little while after they have occurred. I felt this was a great way to tell the story because you really got to know Geena and see a peek into her world. Plus, she was a hilarious narrator.

One of my favorite parts of the story were the characters. Hero, Geen

I remember reading someone's post a while ago about how she wanted books to be more realistic citing some examples such as wanting to read about characters who were actually hungry or who had to use the bathroom and stuff like that. If I ever remember where I read that post or who wrote it, I would definitely recommend this book to her because not only does Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty depict most of the daily natures that people go through (using the bathroom, having a zit, etc.)
Rita L
Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty is a story of a girl named Genna, her best friend, Amber, her cousin Hero, and all her guy friends, including Ben.
The two girls, Geena and Amber, work at a bathroom stall sized coffee stand. When Genna invites her cousin, Hero to come work at the Triple Shot Betty it insistently causes a rival between the 3 girls. But later on when Amber and Hero secretly become friends and team up with PJ and Cladeo in order to trick Ben and Genna into liking each other. When
All Geena wants is the perfect summer: her, her best friend Amber, and other best friend and cousin, Hero, to get along and be painting their toenails together and all the stuff that best friends do during the summertime. But when Hero and Amber first meet, it is like hate at first sight.

They end up getting along, however, and they achieve a lot more in one summer than most people do in a whole year.

I could not find one thing wrong with this book, I'll be honest with you. I searched and searched
I saw Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing when I was pretty young, and it stayed with me because it was my first experience seeing Shakespeare live. Since then I've seen dozens of modern day versions of Shakespeare, most of which have reduced me to tears of despair.

Fortunately, I didn't feel that at all for this one. Gehrman was able to give a nod to Shakespeare by borrowing the names and the plot of his play, and doing with the rest as she wanted. This turned out to be a perfect combination.
El Templo
Geena espera con ansia el verano que pasará con sus dos mejores amigas: Amber y Hero. Geena le ha conseguido a su prima Hero un trabajillo en la cafetería Triple Shot Betty, donde Amber y ella trabajan; así pasarán más tiempo juntas. El problema viene cuando prima y amiga se conocen y bueno... no se caen muy bien. De hecho, lo de la enérgica Amber y la dulce e ingenua Hero es odio a primera vista. Para rematar el tiro por la culata, aparece Claudio en escena, un estudiante italiano de intercambi ...more
Wow, teen fiction has come a long way since the days of Sweet Valley High!

The characters in Jody Gehrman’s world are well developed. Geena’s a studious skater girl who’s more into her GPA than boys. Her best friend, Amber, is a knockout redhead with an absentee mother who’s less into her studies than boys (hence her sketchy reputation) and drawing. Amber and Geena work together at one of those drive-up coffee shops, and Geena hopes they will become a trio of besties when her cousin Hero comes t
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Jody Gehrman is a native of Northern California, where she can be found writing, teaching, reading, or obsessing over her three cats most days. She is also the author of ten novels and numerous award-winning plays. Her Young Adult novels include The Truth About Jack, Audrey's Guide to Black Magic, Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft, Babe in Boyland, Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty, and Triple Shot Be ...more
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“Sure, okay, I'll pick up some cat litter. Anything else?"

"Watch your back, G." Then she hung up.

Hero paused in her sobbing to look at me quizzically. "Why does your mom want cat litter? You guys don't even have a cat."

"She uses it for..." I searched my brain madly, but all I could come up with was "teaching."

"She uses cat litter to teach English?"

I nodded. "She's kind of unconventional in her methods."

Hero frowned. "But how does she use it?"

The girl was relentless when she fixated on something. "Um, when their papers are really bad, she gives them a little bag of cat litter. It's her way of telling them their writing is crap." I laughed. "She's kooky.”
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