GIN and SANDY
One's been with all the guys, one's terrified of them.
It's Gin's party; she invited everyone.
President of the Celibacy Club. What's she thinkin'?
HUNTER and PERRY
Hanging on to it for the right guy.
SKYE and ROD
Totally doing it, totally curious.
Skye's BF who has it fo...more
I decided to read this book for a book challenge here on goodreads and I thought the cover was cool, even though I don't really wear lipstick. I thought it was pretty. So I read the back and it just lists some peoples names and a little thing written under them telling a sentence about them and mentioning this party.
I had no idea what in the hell a "Rainbow Party" was and I guess it's a thing, I don't know. But supposedly these idiot teens are going to a party thrown by Gin and the thing is for ...more
I read a pretty awful review of this one and was hoping that I'd think differently about it after reading it for myself.
I made it to page 100 or so and just gave up. In its defense, the premise of the story was a good one but the narration got to be preachy and hard to follow. If the author had decided to actually do first-person narrative for the teens, it would have been easier to digest.
Basically, Gin, the school sexpot has decided to throw a rainbow party. Each girl wears a d ...more
THANK GOD I read the book before I brought it into school. I would have had my head on a chopping block. I've ready plenty of racier things in a book, but I think it was the fact that I almost let my students read it that appaled me most.
Basically, it's about a high school girl who's throwing a (sex) party for 6 boys and six girls. You learn about each of the 6 kids and it's just really cheezy and poorly written.
I wouldnt call it porn for teens, but it borders on that. Definitely not a book I'd tell anyone to read.
The plot is sloppy, the dialogues are unbelievable, this is clearly just an attempt at teaching teens about STD's through fear tactics. Which could have been done better.
But the worst part is that this book was FILLED with teens shown thinking "but if I go to this party where I engage in oral activity, maybe my crush will fall in love with me and everything will be perfect"
How was this published?
"She had no idea ho ...more
My fav ...more
(view spoiler)[There seemed to be another force-fed message along the lines of oral sex being just as dangerous/wrong as sexual intercourse. I struggl ...more
Not a particulary well written book, although ...more
There really is nothing controversial or transgressive about this book. Sure, the subject matter is about teens going to an oral sex party (who hasn't done that?), but it is handled in such a way as to take away any punch the story may have. It is the literary equivalent of a '50s sex scare movie.
One-dimensional characters, a plot ...more
If you think this book is about a cute little rainbow dress up party you are wrong. This book has a lot of sexual content in it. The book is about a girl, who is a sophomore in high school, hearing about rainbow parties and deciding to throw one. If you don't know what a rainbow party is then I suggest you look in the other reviews... Ew.
I read this because a friend recommended it to me. I kind ...more
I was horribly mistaken. This book ended up being about a group of teens going to an oral sex party. The topic completely turned me off and I didn't even finish it when I realized that that was the ...more
The book really is really thoughtful when it comes to teens and sex. This would b ...more
I loved this book. Controversial? Who cared. I was well known in school to read Banned Books.
The girls in this book are polar opposites. I love the way they both feel ready, and even reluctant for the party. When it comes to the idea of the party it made me feel this can happen. It could happen with teens. This book is a good example of controversy for many topics in books, but also can teach us that things li ...more
I was born and raised in Philadelphia where I lived a typical childhood with a far more interesting fantasy life. I mean, how many other eight year olds were sticking their Star Wars action figures in Ziploc bags filled with water and putting them in the freezer to recreate the ice planet of Hoth? (Really? That many? Never mind.)
After college, I ...more