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Jersey Angel by Beth Ann Bauman
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it was ok

I went into this book expecting to like the protagonist Angel and come to her defense over some of the major slut shaming I've been seeing around the Interwebs regarding her sexual activity (seriously, 17yo teenage girls have sex, get over it). The author has also spoken out, saying that it's ridiculous that people want to hold a fictional character as a "role model" and that "slut" is a perjorative term (which it is). That being said, I tried but I couldn't bring myself to like her.

The truth of the matter is, Jersey Angel isn't a bad book because Angel is a 17yo girl who wants to party and have sex with multiple boys. It's a bad book because there's no story and Angel is an unlikable and flat character who is totally unrepentant or remorseful (to the point of sociopathic) about screwing her best friend over (pun intended) and has no character growth. You can try to spin it as people not understanding wild childs, but the truth of the matter is, IRL Angel would be a terrible person.

~kanyeshrug~ sorry I'm not sorry.
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Reading Progress

June 15, 2012 – Started Reading
June 15, 2012 – Shelved
June 15, 2012 – Finished Reading

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