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Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty

(Triple Shot Bettys #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  2,763 ratings  ·  223 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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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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As many of you know by now, I am currently in the midst of my annual quest to obtain free crap from the local libraries. The metro library’s challenge? Shakespeare retellings. And the prize????

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This stop is a revamped, YA version of Much Ado About Nothing. In case you aren’t familiar with the original, a brief summary for Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty goes a lil’ sumthin’ like this . . . .

“Amber love
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
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
Nov 05, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
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
Apr 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
May 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely hilarious!
Jun 14, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a fun and fast read. The story centered around Hero, Geena, and Amber. Geena is determined to have a great summer with her cousin Hero and her best friend Amber. Too bad Amber and Geena can't stand each other. The summer was filled with pots, evil guys, and romance. There could have been more to wow me but otherwise I took this for what it was. - a fun summer read with a slice of revenge.
Steph (Reviewer X)
May 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
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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
Like Babe in Boyland, Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty managed to make me laugh--uncontrollably--from start to finish. The bare brutality of certain scenes--like the fact coffee will make you use the bathroom like there's no tomorrow, poop and all--underlaid the sheer hilariousness of it all in a fun, relatable, and even realistic way. Who wouldn't be cringing and laughing at the thought of your (denied) crush having the misfortune of smelling your coffee-consumed fumes, because the place you ...more
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
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
May 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
April Butterscotch
Jul 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
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...
Talismán Dreams
Divertido, fresco, sentimental... una mezcla perfecta para saborear una buena lectura relajada y con un buen café (o batido) en la mano :)
Kiera Brokbad
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I remember reading this acouple years ago and was stunned by the greatneesss of it
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read the book Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty. The book starts off with Geena’s cousin, Hero, coming home for the summer and Geena wants Hero and her best friend, Amber, to be best friends all summer. Amber and Hero don’t start off very good though. John, the most popular guy wants Hero but Hero already wants to be with a guy she met named Claudio. John plays every girl he can though. On through the story a little, they try to set up and Geena and Ben and it works. Eventually all the girls ...more
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Gehrman, Jody Triple Shot Betty, 255, Dial Books, Language: PG (no "f"); Violence: PG; Sexual Content: PG 13;

Review: Geena has the summer all to her self with her two best friends, Amber and her cousin Hero. They have never met each other but Geena counts on them hitting it off right away. The problem is they don't. A love triangle appears the second Hero gets to town. Amber loves John, while John wants Hero, and Hero loves Claudio. In a summer as eventful as this one, if all three girls don't
Jul 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Before I start an actual review.... let me just say, I love this cover. It’s. So. Pretty.
Yes, I pulled this book off the shelf because of the cover, who can blame me? But, sadly, this gorgeous cover didn’t make up for the... issues I had with the story.
The thing is, I don’t really KNOW what issues I had. I just didn’t like the feel of the whole thing. The plot itself didn’t seem very original, I didn’t really connect with the characters, and Ben x Geena felt a bit rushed. If you liked the book
Danielle Masursky
Jun 06, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: gave-up, ya-fiction
I read a few chapters of this, but it's way too high schooly for me. Much Ado About Nothing is a decent play (I recall enjoying the 1993 film version with Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson, which tried to made the central issue, that a young woman has been falsely accused of compromising her virtue, gasp, relatable to modern audiences). But this retelling is just too charmless to be worth continuing.
Sep 26, 2017 rated it did not like it
This was so stupid. Don't waste your time.
Catherine Adams
Aug 14, 2018 rated it liked it
This was really cute, summer YA read for me. The story was fun and I enjoyed the humour. Sometimes I felt like the characters were coming off a little older than they were supposed to be.
Leona J.
Aug 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: to-die-for
Slightly based around Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, Gehram successfully creates a world of teen summer perspective.

This novel follows an established skater girl, Geena, who is incredibly thrilled to have her upstate-boarding-school-filled cousin, Hero arrive in her hometown of Sonoma, Cali. Geena is hoping to have a ideal summer involving toenail painting and ice cream dates with her cousin and her rebellious best friend, Amber. But when Hero and Amber set off on the wrong foot, everyth
Jun 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
Geena has the perfect summer planned out. Her, her cousin Hero, and her best friend Amber are going to have some quality girl time working at the Triple Shot Betty coffee drive-thru shack. Things never work out as planned though. Hero and Amber don’t get along, actually that’s an understatement, they hate each other! Geena feels that her summer’s ruined now and is torn between her favorite cousin and her best friend.

As the summer progresses though, the girls’ relationship starts to improve, sli
Oct 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
What a cute book this one turned out to be.

I must admit that the only thing that sold me on reading this book was the fact that the main character was a barista. I wish I had been a barista when I was in high school but back then, I didn’t even like coffee and my parents wouldn’t let me get a job so being a barista just wasn’t in the cards for me.

In this story, Geena Sloane thinks that she’s going to have the best summer ever. Her favorite cousin Hero was spending the summer in Sonoma and her be
Jul 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
All Geena wanted out of this summer was for her best friend, Amber, and her cousin, Hero, to become instant friends. Unfortunately this does not go down without a hitch. Meet the Bettys girls who need to learn how to resist the irresistible John (the man). Geena's friend Amber gets a reputation as being skanky when she moves to the new town after having a slight thing with John. Geena's cousin Hero (parents, were big Shakespeare fans)is the "pure innocent one" who ends up getting burned by John ...more
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Summary: Three teenage girls, Amber, who is labeled as promiscuous, Geena who is the laid back skater girl, and Hero, the preppy rich girl who is visiting for the summer. The first time Amber and Hero meet there were problems. Ambers outspoken personality & Hero’s quiet and content personality collided. As soon as Hero arrives, her and the girls decide they want to do two things, go to John Jamieson’s party, one of the most popular boys in the town and to hook Geena up with her crush, Ben Be
Apr 11, 2012 rated it liked it
If this novel feels like it's a familiar tale, that's because it's a retelling of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. This tale of trickery, set-ups, mistaken identities, and love gets an enjoyable modern spin twist.

Summer has finally arrived and Geena can't wait to spend it with her best friend Amber and her cousin Hero. Unfortunately the two girls can't stand each other, which puts Geena in the middle while dealing with Ben who is her arch rival. Ben and his friend PJ introduce the g
Jul 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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 eleven novels and numerous award-winning plays. Her debut suspense novel, Watch Me, is due out in 2018 with St. Martin's Griffin. Her adult novels are Bombshell, Notes from the Backseat, Tart, and Summer in the Land of Skin. Her Y ...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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