Ready or Not (All-American Girl #2)
10. Spending Thanksgiving at Camp David
9. With her boyfriend, the president's son
8. Who appears to want to take their relationship to the Next Level
7. Which Sam inadvertently and shockingly announces live on MTV
6. While appearing to support the president's dubious policies on families, morals, and yes, sex
5. Juggling he...more
Is this book controversial? You bet! Is it funny! No doubt about it. Is it appropriate reading material for all ages? Depends on what you deem appropriate.
I've read with interest the other reviews for READY OR NOT, Meg Cabot's sequel to All-American Girl. I even agree with a lot of them. But before I start my review, let me remind you of one salient point--this book is a work of FICTION. It was written by a HUMAN who has her OWN views of life. Just as everyone ...more
Okay so in this book, I wanted to straight up kill Sam.
This whole entire book is her debating with herself whether or not she was ready for sex, and it was a misunderstanding between her and her boyfriend David.
He invited Sam to join him and his family at Camp David for Thanksgiving break to spend time together and play games.
Samantha immediately jumped to the conclusion that the board game Parcheesi was a code word for sex or something.
So throughout the entire book, she's flipping back and ...more
Well, what a bunch of prudes.
I was really scared about this book when I started reading it because of these said reviews. And I'm not going to lie that I was a bit surprised by the open, blunt sexual content I found right from the beginning. But it was not "wrong", or too explicit for teens. It was all right.
And furthermore, most of the other ...more
To be honest, I had no plans on reviewing this one until I started reviewing the first (see introduction).
Was it as horrible as I remembered?
Well, yes and no. I didn’t like how blatant it was essentially a sex ed book. But at the same time I can’t completely fault it for trying to give out relevant information for teens who’s sex ed classes pretty much consisted of having sex will make you go to hell.
Then I guess that means everyone’s birth parents are going to hell.
Ready or Not c ...more
First off, the reason I read this book today was because I remember reading it when I was about 11 and it was one of my favorites at the time. Reading it today, I can honestly say that I probably should not have read this book at such a young age. While I did not remember about 98% of the book, I now realize where so much of my preteen notions about sex came from: this book. While, now, I read it and notice some of the good points it makes on various sides ...more
So, Meg Cabot. The Queen of Contemporary Young Adult. I've been wanting to read her a long time, and kept putting it off, since, thanks to the deluge of books of hers in bookstores, I could never decide which one to pick up. So, when I found All-American Girl #2, I picked it up based on the first book, a sample of which I'd read up on Amazon and adored. The first book wasn't available (that happens a LOT on Paki ...more
Ok.... maybe not such a bad thing. So I downloaded All American Girl: Ready or Not when I was looking for something new to listen to while I was at work. I personally prefer to listen to books when I'm at work because music ends up being a distraction and I inevitably start dancing in my chair... which is always a bad thing in my case. So, I downloaded this one, remembering how much I liked All American Girl when I first read it. ...more
Content-wise I thought it was a decent story. Some who have reviewed the book were offended by the subject matter, but I think it was handled appropriately and in a realistic manner. T ...more
I do like certain parts, about how people stood up to the bully at school, though that is maybe not so believable for real life.
While it may seem good that Meg Cabot is trying to educate teens on sex and contraceptives, the whole thing is screwed up. ...more
With the first book was good for any age, why, over all the topics she could write for this sequ ...more
I also think the people saying that this book is giving a bad message to readers need to wake up to themselves.
These days, pretty much everyone knows about sex. Society may not want to admit to this or anything, but that doesn't change the fact that it's true. This book is not portraying it in a bad way, and is not spreading a bad message. Just because the opinions expressed in this book aren't the same as your own, ...more
I don't feel she's changed much and that's a good think, because she's still a rebel. And she speaks for what she truly believes in. She still did grow up a lot though. As seen in that scene when she and Catherine went to help out Kris for the MTV show at their school. Normally she woulda dumped the paint on her head, but apparently she matured enough to just kick it on her shoes.
Her and David just seemed so lovey-dovey in this novel ...more
[disclaimer: I did not read the first book in this series.]
Remember that step in How To Write a 21st Century YA Novel,
"name-drop like mad"? I think Meg Cabot is attempting to break some kind of Guinness World record. Surely these are not all necessary. I'm exactly twenty pages in, and so far by my count she has managed to drop at least 14 pop culture references.
Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun ...more