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The Cannibals

2.72  ·  Rating details ·  82 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Some people think that Tiffany Spratt is a shallow ditz. But some people don't know what goes on inside her head. As she herself puts it: "Unlike me, life isn't always pretty." Even though she's Head Yell Leader of the cheerleading squad, going steady with the best-looking guy in school, and making her acting debut in a major motion picture, she has her bad days, too. And ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 24th 2004 by Speak (first published September 1st 2002)
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DNF @ 25%

I always hate to DNF a book, especially a YA. When I caught a whiff of the synopsis, I was totes in. A head cheerleader trying to make it big yet enraptured by the new boy but already attached to another boy? Oh, the scandal. But I was taken.

First off, I had a huge problem with how this was written. Everything is italicized. The usage of exclamation points irked me. The MC, Tiffany Spratt, isn’t written like a teenager, but more like an eight-year old discovering fanfiction for the
There are two ways to read this book:
(1) Take it completely seriously as written; and
(2) Read everything but the final 5 or so percent as parody.

Regarding (1): Don't do that. The main character is a terrible human being and you'll hate her in seconds.

Regarding (2): I did that. If you do that, it's an absolutely hilarious skewering of that girl, the one who goes off to play white savior because she owes it to the world and the less fortunate to share her beauty, style, and wisdom.

Also regarding (
Aug 16, 2015 marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
DNF 45%.

Boring. Disappointing. Frustrating.
Laura Greenwood

Title: The Cannibals
Author: Cynthia D Grant
From: Netgalley
Genre: YA
Release Date: 4th August 2015 (Re-Release)
Challenges: 2015 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge, COYER Scavenger Hunt
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

Tiffany Spratt is head Yell Leader and Senior at her school, and even if her boyfriend has been sent off to a camp for criminal minded teens, her senior year is looking up; not only has the most handsome guy she's ever seen just started school, bu
Apr 13, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So superficial and funny, it's like the best reality show- you root for Tiffany to fall flat on her face, wonder how the heck she ever got where she is, and pity her poor parents and teachers. I booktalked this to 7th graders and it was off my shelves for a whole year! Popular girls see the humor in how they're perceived, unpopular kids LOVE that it all falls apart, non-readers find it so quick and full of the ridiculous they don't even realize they're reading (come on- she cons the principla in ...more
Maliki P
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Book The Cannibals Was About Love. I Liked This Book Because It Teaches People How Not To Be Bullied. Or To Bully Other People. When People Got Bullied In This Book There Always Other People There To Stand Up For Them Even If They Didn't Need Help. It's All About Friendship And Love. A Couple Sentences About The Book. " Every One Worked Together To Help Mimi Be Able To Give The Speech At The Graduation Ceremony." Tiff Was Sad Because She Got Told That She Can't Graduate. Everyone Ended Up Wo ...more
Sandra Strange
What an awful book! Told by a head cheerleader who is going out with the best looking guy in school, the story draws on the worst of stereotypes, has no real plot that is not so predictable that it is sickening, and is just plain a cheap excuse for trying to exploit the teen market. It’s supposed to be funny, but is merely shallow. I wouldn’t recommend this one to anyone, no matter howdesperate.
Sep 29, 2010 rated it did not like it
Don’t waste your time on this YA book. Unless you’re a teen girl who’s looking for a parody of the pretty, popular girls who may torment her in high/middle school, you won’t find anything in its pages worthwhile. I rarely finish a book that starts this badly, but I thought that surely it must have a turnaround in the middle, or else why would it have gotten published? Yeah, still no answer to that one.
May 11, 2009 rated it did not like it
This book is actually geared more towards pre-teen than teens and may possibly be very funny if you are in that age group today, but it just didn't grab me. I'm embarrassed to admit that I read this book!
Bailee Faile
It was really boring and king of a useless read i didn't learn anything from it excpet how to fail highschool.
Sep 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book was just funny and it was misleading. all my friends looked at the cover and asked if i was reading a murder story. the book is not a murder just a down right hilarious story.
Jessica Degroff
I, personally, didn't like this book. it was really boring to me. but it would be a book about the typical teenage girls's life. it has everything to do with drama, school, and mostly one boy.
Jul 20, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first I thought Cannibals is a shallow Young Adult book. Well it is kind of shallow but still entertaining. It's funny and heartwarming at the same time.
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Cynthia D. Grant is the award-winning author of "Mary Wolf" and "The White Horse." She is a popular American author who writes novels about growing up. Her books appeal to young adults who want to read stories about life in the real world. As Grant commented in an interview with Authors and Artists for Young Adults, "Since 1980 I have published ten books for children and young adults, primarily fo ...more
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