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She's So Dead to Us (He's So/She's So #1)

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Ally Ryan would rather be in Maryland. She would rather be anywhere, in fact, than Orchard Hill, site of her downfall. Well, not hers exactly—but when your father’s hedge fund goes south and all your friends lose their trust funds, things don’t look so sunny for you. Her mother moved her to Maryland to flee the shame, but now they’re moving back. Back to the country-club, ...more
Hardcover, 278 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2010)
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Morgan F
Okay, let me start off by saying how misleading the cover and title are. I was expecting some light, two-star read. Boy, I was wrong.

It's been two years since Ally Ryan's father swindled millions from the wealthiest families of Orchard Hill, and she and her family were forced to leave town in shame. But now she is back, even though not all of her old friends are happy to see her. When Ally goes to visit her old mansion, she finds someone else living there. The smokin' Jake Graydon who has take
Dec 13, 2014 Ariana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alternating-pov

Usually, wanting to punch all the characters in a book it is not a really good sign.. and I won't say that this is not the case because in fact it really is.

I hate horrible friends (all Ally's supposed ex best friends), and rich kids with nothing else to do but to bully someone for their own entertainment (same as before), and rich people telling me what a difficult time they are having because their parents can't effort a palace AND a beach house (same as before), and rich stupid kids with ric
Sep 06, 2012 Elena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Okay so, where do I start, where do I start?
Okay I'll start from the beginning.

First thoughts on She's So Dead To Us:

What a weird cover. Seriously? Couldn't you pick a nicer one, Kieran Scott? Whatever, I'll give you a chance anyway.
Weird title, too. Usually books with lame titles like that end up being lame and pretty awful themselves.
Synopsis? So done and re-done. Are you even going to try?

All right then. Let's start.
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
DNF at 50%

Why does this book have such a high rating?? I seriously don't see it! Anywhere. The heroine is annoying, the hero is the gratest asshole in history and the cresties are the worst friends to ever grace the pages of a book.


I was so annoyed with this girl. Her dad screwed up, lost a lot of money(theirs and their friends'), and then left them. I get the rage directed at him, I get it. What I don't get are her self-righteous "my dad destroyed my perfect little life" comments. She is th
May 27, 2011 ~Tina~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
SO! This book was lots of fun, in that I-wanted-to-reach-into-the-book-and-punch-these-characters-upside-the-head!

She's So Dead to Us, starts off with Ally and her mom back in town, after having to escape in absolute shame since Ally's dad lost a lot of money in a bad investment, leaving them broke as well as most of their friends.
Only when Ally tries to make nice with her old circle, she's outcast and dubbed as a just a 'Norm'.
Jake Graydon the oh-so-gorgeous guy who now lives in Ally's old man
Aug 09, 2011 Monica rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wishlist
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. At first I thought it was going to be just another silly shallow novel, and in a way it was, but it was also really good. A few of the characters had a surprising depth to them and were really well thought out. I really liked the main character, Ally. She was so strong facing her old friends after her father ruined them financially. She even protected her mother as best she could from the heart ache she knew would occur if her mom found out what had been ...more
Jan 14, 2015 itslucybooks rated it really liked it

un libro que hace tiempo estoy para leerlo, pero nunca me animaba.
Me entretuvo mucho. Al principio ame la historia pero poco a poco me empezó solo a gustar (principalmente la manera abrupta que termina).

Me gusto por momentos Jake pero no me llego a enamorar. Abby es una idola pero lo mismo, por momentos queria pegarle.
Apr 18, 2016 Emerald rated it really liked it
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Seriously, save youself the time and skip this.

Just to warn everyone up front with info I didn't have - clearly this is going to be some sort of series. It's not a stand-alone and there's absolutely no sense of conclusion or closure to this first volume. At the end, I just wanted to throw the book across the room.

Perhaps it's my fault for not "doing my research" and knowing this is a first volume in a series, but there is nothing anywhere on the book that indicates this.

Plus, I was so sick of Ja
Aug 17, 2010 Jacqueline rated it it was amazing

She's So Dead To Us by Kieran Scott
Pages: 288
Release Date: May 25, 2010

Synopsis from Barnes and Noble:
Born with a silver spoon, living with a plastic spork. The first book in a new trilogy about losing it all and being better off.

Kieran Scott's new novel, She's So Dead To Us, is brilliant. Thanks to Kieran who gave me a signed copy for winning one of her contests! I read this one in one sitting.

I loved the story plot. Ally Ryan just moved back to Orchard Hill. Her mom may be hopeful about their
Jul 21, 2011 Aleeeeeza rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-read
One thing you may not know me about me is that I ALWAYS catch on to popular stuff really late. I read Harry Potter after all the seven books had been released long since. I read Twilight when the first movie had been released for six months. But the reason I’m dishing out this info is because I caught on really late to Gossip Girl as well—the T.V. show, I mean, not the books. I’ve only seen, like, six episodes of the first season, but I can safely say that I am HOOKED. I always thought that seei ...more
Aug 11, 2012 Alyson rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, romance
Kind of like Gossip Girl in the 'burbs, but less trashy and fun. Horrible rich kids being horrible to the world's most indecisive heroine (She [rightfully] hates them! Then she wants to be friends with them! Then they do something awful and she hates them again! Then she still wants to be friends! Lather, rinse, repeat: over, and over, and over, and over, and over...) Ally's a spineless idiot, basically. A fun, entertaining idiot, to be sure, with moments of clarity and strength, but an idiot no ...more
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
"Suddenly my palms were sweating under my gloves. I slid my hand away and we got back to work, but I felt as if my whole body was on high alert. There was no getting around it anymore. I was falling for this girl. Big-time.” - Jake

Before I start this review, I have a tiny confession to, I'd never heard of this series before I received book three This is So Not Happening for review. Shock horror, I should be hanging my head in shame! I can't believe I'd never heard of it before and th
Sara Grochowski
May 19, 2010 Sara Grochowski rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
This book, even with its familiar plot, was completely addicting. When I started it, I only planned on reading a couple chapters, but I just couldn't set it aside.

From the start, the reader knows what's going to happen, but the characters are so engaging that it doesn't seem to matter. The novel is told in alternating chapters by Ally and Jake. I liked Ally right from the start; the reader can see that she's a good person, regardless of her questionable past. Jake, on the other hand, did not imm
Aug 11, 2012 Jess rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I found out about this series when I saw the 3rd book advertised thinking it was a standalone. When I found out it was a series I had to get the first one.

I absolutely loved this book. It was like a movie playing out in my head all the way through. Ally Ryan is an excellent protagonist, she's just returned home to the 'Crestie' side of town. She's an outcast now after her father lost millions of dollars of her friends money. He friends no longer want to speak to her or have anything to do with
Dec 06, 2011 Anjana rated it really liked it
When having money is all that matters, what happens when you lose it all?

Ally Ryan used to be rich, at least up till her father made a mistake that almost bankrupted her family as well as her friends'. Unable to face her friends or live the same way again,her family moves out of Orchard Hill (The Beverly Hills of New Jersey)without even a goodbye only to move back again two years later because her mother got a job at her old high school. Now Ally's forced to deal with the ramifications of her
Dec 22, 2012 Tehreem rated it really liked it
You know how when you hate the characters in a book, you tend to hate the book itself? Well, this book is not an example of that. Sorry.

I don't think someone could read this book, and not hate at least one character. All of them are snotty, stuck-up kids who don't care about anyone but themselves. They don't care about who gets hurt in the end. Even if that person who gets hurt is one of their closest friends. All they care about is their social status.

And whether or not they get the guy.

Ally, o
May 31, 2010 Kelly rated it it was amazing
OMG. I love Kieran/Kate Brian for her private series and a few others but this book was just everything i look for in a book. it was sarcastic and witty and had just enough romance. i also loved how even though she knew things were different she still missed her old friends. that longing was written really well. i loved the cliff hanger. i loved all the characters so much and because of my history with kierans other work i kinda of know how she writes so i can see some future plot lines. but the ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Ally Ryan can't believe she's back in Orchard Hill. Over a year ago, her family slipped out at night without telling anyone goodbye. Ally's father made a bad investment, and many of the Ryan's' close friends lost money. The Ryans lost everything. Now that Ally and her mom have moved back to Orchard Hill sans her father, Ally innocently assumes her "Crestie" friends will welcome her back with open arms. After all, it was her father that lost their money, not
Shanyn (Chick Loves Lit)
I was initially pulled in to this book because of the cover - for some reason I like the destroyed pearl necklace. The plot also seemed entertaining - a rich girl whose family loses their money, moves out of town, and moves back over a year later hoping to still have her old friends.

The beginning of the book was hard for me to get into because it was heavy on internal dialogue from Ally, our main character. Once I started to figure out the plot and keep the characters straight (with the help of
Dove G
Apr 09, 2016 Dove G rated it it was amazing
I LOVED THIS BOOK! OMG IT WAS LIKE A GIRLY VERSION OF THE OUTSIDERS! THERE WAS THE OBVIOUS SEPARATION BETWEEN THE RICH KIDS AND POORER KIDS, AKA NORMS AND CRESTIES THAT THIS BOOK WAS ABOUT! I loved how this book talked about social classes and the harsh realities of what happens as you switch classes or associate with people of different classes. Although I'm thankful to live in a community where this is not present, I am aware it still exists so I strongly believe more people should read it to ...more
B Betancourt
Oct 20, 2015 B Betancourt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
Three words: I liked it. It was really good, truly got me stuck and oh my god, as always, I won't spoil - but THAT ending.
Dear lord.
I finished this book as soon as I arrived to a six-hour plane, and please believe me when I tell you that you do not know pain unless you wait six hours to find out whether there's another book or if that's just it - the ending. The worst cliff-hanger ending on earth (and hell, I know about those!).
Anyway, this is truly a good book, nice characters, told from the po
May 21, 2012 Shannon rated it it was ok
so far, i'm thinking the writing is possibly worst than 50 shades...if it doesn't get better soon I may stab myself in the eye. i didn't think it was possible to use 'butthole hideous' in a sentence 3 times...
Wendy Darling
3.5 stars Totally shallow and full of stupid decisions, but pretty entertaining all the same. Annoying cliffhanger, though.
May 24, 2010 Katie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
She's So Dead To Us is the first in a new trilogy from Kieran Scott. Kieran Scott also writes the Private series under the name Kate Brian and I love that series. Sadly, She's So Dead To Us doesn't live up to that series, though it was pretty good and shows promise for the next book.

Ally Ryan hasn't seen or spoken to her friends from Orchard Hill since the night she left. She doesn't know what to expect when she sees them again but she never thought they would shun her. Turns out, they all hate
Aug 15, 2011 Gemma rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Note: This review is gonna have a lot of Private comparisons in it, mostly 'this is how She's So Dead to Us is good and Private is bad' types. It's gonna sound like I'm knocking the Private books, but I'm not; truly and honestly I enjoy them, but they have many flaws that this one did not.

Let's face it: books like this one are never going to be considered literature (at least, for posterity's sake, I hope not). But as far as trashy chic lit books go, Kieran Scott/alias Kate Brian has figured out
May 01, 2010 Michelle rated it liked it
My thoughts:

Oh, the woes of this book. It filled me with happiness and anger at the same time. The cover intriged me but many times I was frustrated, not so much with the plot as with the choices made. Old friends Faith, Hannah, Shannon, and Chloe are still angry with Ally's family-not just with her dad for making bad investment choices and they take it out on Ally and her mom. Ally used to be part of this group and now she has to learn what it's like to be on the outside. Lucky for Ally, two k
Oct 10, 2011 Sadia rated it liked it
Okay, so I've rated this book a 3 but it's more like a 3.5...ish. Maybe a littttle closer to 4. I liked this book, it was interesting and enterataining.

Let me start by saying that I am a doofus. That's right: A doofus. Explanation? Yeaaaah, well first I thought Kieran Scott was a man - damn my ever assuming mind. And THEN I got half way through the book and thought 'Wow, this book really reminds me of The Private Series' soooo I googled (wooo, go Google!) 'Kieran Scoot' in the Images Section an
nancy (The Ravenous Reader)
Jul 20, 2010 nancy (The Ravenous Reader) rated it really liked it
When I read the premise of She's So Dead to Us I was instantly intrigued and knew I had to read it. This book was just too good to pass up with it's socially relevant subject matter, emotionally charged nature and forbidden romance that made my spine tingle and I was NOT disappointed.

Kieran Scott has done a fantastic job demonstrating the worst and best in humanity while having the keen ability to present some of the most honest and believable dialogue around.

She's So Dead to Us centers on Ally
Jodi Papazian
May 03, 2011 Jodi Papazian rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-reads
I thought She's So Dead to Us was pretty good! I have a tendency to be really nit-picky with my reviews but I don't have too much to complain about here. The story was told from two different viewpoints - Ally, the shunned once-rich girl and Jake - the resident pretty boy. I liked that the story flipped between their perspectives, however, it would do it frequently during the same chapter which sometimes got confusing.
I also liked how the chapters were divided into different months of the scho
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Kieran Scott is an author of young adult fiction including the upcoming TRUE LOVE TRILOGY (May 2014) and the HE'S SO/SHE'S SO TRILOGY, which includes SHE'S SO DEAD TO US, HE'S SO NOT WORTH IT and THIS IS SO NOT HAPPENING. Her other books include the Non-Blonde Cheelerader trilogy, Geek Magnet and Jingle Boy. She also writes Alloy Entertainment books under the pseudonym Kate Brian, including the SH ...more
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“No use dwelling on the past. What you do tomorrow and the next day and the day after that is what matters.” 54 likes
“Unbelievable. My mother had the exact same mentality as my friends. When in doubt, be a bitch.” 48 likes
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