It Started With A Dare
By Lindsay Faith Rech
Self-proclaimed nobody CG Silverman sees her move to an upscale new school as her chance to be somebody different. Her devil-may-care attitude attracts the in-clique, and before CG realizes it, a routine game of truth or dare launches her to iconic status.While this rebel image helps secure CG’s newfound popularity, it also propels her through a maze of unprecedented chaos, with each new lie and every dare opening doors that, in most cases, were better off left shut. CG is on a collision course with disaster. Will she be able to keep up the façade? Or will the whole world find out she’s a fraud?
This Blonde’s Review:
Usually with books that show a girl going from nobody to somebody we see who she Is before we see her transformation. With This book we start out immediately talking to the cool crowd. So it didn’t really feel like a book about a nobody become somebody. It seemed more about how a new girl does whatever it takes to stay in the cool crowd.
CJ tells lie after unbelievable lie to stay in the top. At first the lies are believable. Later, they become so Unbelievable that you have to wonder how she doesn’t get caught sooner. Like when she lies to a grown man about her age online, meets with him, is masked, but somehow he doesn’t realize that she’s a good 10 yrs younger than she claimed to be. Many parts of this book make it rather unbelievable, and also make it hard to even Like CJ. All we see of her is the lying popular girl, never the cool down to earth girl she’s supposed to have been when she thought she was a nobody.
I still liked the story, I liked seeing how the author was going to make each successive lie turn out. How CJ would make the lies work for her. It’s a good story showing how lying to keep friends will ultimately backfire and cause you to lose your friends. If you’re willing to overlook the incredibly unrealistic aspects of this story, you’ll still really enjoy this one.