Monday, December 7, 2015
Pwned by Shannen Crane Camp
Author: Shannen Crane Camp
Publisher: Future House Publishing
Published: Originally 2013, new publish date Dec. 3. 2015
Paperback: 185 pages
FTC FYI: Received a PDF copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Reagan West has the perfect life. She’s gorgeous, she’s popular, and she’s at the tip-top of the high school food chain as co-captain of the cheerleading squad. She’s also best friends with the most evil girl in Albany, Tawny Perez, which means she’s never on the receiving end of Tawny’s wrath.
The only trouble in Reagan’s perfect life comes from the constant threat of her fellow classmates discovering her dirty little secret—Reagan West is a closet gamer.
What’s more, Reagan absolutely hates her role as the evil cheerleader. But, as any teenager knows, it’s better to suppress your own nerdy tendencies than to submit to a lifetime of being shoved into lockers. So, Reagan bravely soldiers on as a reluctant bully ... until a cute boy from her guild moves to her school and becomes Tawny’s next target. The good-looking newcomer threatens to reveal Reagan’s nerdy little secret and force her to come to terms with who she truly is. Now Reagan has to decide if she’s going to defend her fellow geeks, or if she’ll continue to be a total troll.
Pwned is a great book that brings out the inner-gamer in us all! I loved getting to know and learn "gaming terminology". Very fun! I really liked Reagan and her journey to find who she really is. Tawny was awful, sometimes a bit over the top for me (are girls really that evil?), but Shannen wrote her well. I was pleasantly surprised with the sweet relationship between Reagan and her brother, Cannon. I loved the scenes where they would interact, especially when they played Cannon's matching game. What a great kid. I also liked that there was parental involvement too, and I appreciated some of the actions taken by Reagan's mom. Actually there were lots of fun surprises in this book, one at the end, that I suspected, but when it was revealed, made complete sense. I say this a lot, but the boy stole the show for me. I loved Parker, he truly was a great guy and a great match for Reagan.
4 out of 5 stars!
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