Thursday, June 02, 2011

The Queen Bee of Bridgeton

All Sonya and her sister Sasha have ever wanted is to get out of their terrible neighborhood, so when a chance to go to school at the upscale Bridgeport Academy is offered to them, both girls eagerly take the opportunity. At first, Sonya confines herself to her passion for dancing and doesn’t quite fit in at her new school, while her popular older sister easily molds to the competitive atmosphere. However, Sonya’s differences from the rest of the school gain her a basketball star boyfriend, and also push her into the spotlight when she dares to challenge the queen bees of her high school. Sonya’s bravery earns her both popularity and hatred, and she finds her character tested as she learns things about herself and those close to her that she was never aware of before.

The Queen Bee of Bridgeton does its best to be an entertaining story with real-life characters but falls flat due to the poor writing style and cheesy dialogue. The narrator, Sonya, has a fresh personality, but makes dim-witted decisions and is occasionally blind to the events going on around her. I did enjoy the plot twist at the end of the book, but the whole storyline of challenging the norm seemed a little overdone. Overall, the book was entertaining, but wallowing through the scripted dialogue and one-dimensional characters was not. I would recommend this book for any girl looking for a light, romantic read, but I would warn anyone looking for more substance to pass this book up.

adult content, such as alcohol use and language
Reviewer Age:15
Reviewer City, State and Country: Bayside, WI USA