Monday, November 12, 2012

Keeping Secrets #1: Faking 19 (2005)

Faking 19

17-year-old Alex was beautiful and smart, and also the best friend of M, the most popular girl in school, so rich and perfect. bored with the small town they were in, they often drove to LA for its delicious night life. often pretended to be 19, they hit it off with guys. the last trip introduced them to 2 rich guys, Trevor and Connor, working for the music industry. Alex couldn't believe her luck, for she was secretly struggling with her failing grades, her divorced father had refused to pay for college despite her losing the scholarship. the adventure was initially fun, but soon circumstances arose and Alex was forced to reevaluate her friendship with M, who hid more secrets by building bigger and bigger lies.

Alex was a complicated character. she started out being indifferent about school, failing grades and skipping classes, which she wasn't before. she used to be the top, a straight-A student with scholarships waiting for her to graduate. the reason that she changed was undisclosed, which was quite frustrating. Faking 19 (2005) went on and on about their trips to LA, different guys, different clubs, same scenario that always ended them in someone's bed! unfortunately clubs and drugs never did seem appealing enough to be glamorous for me, thus the failed attempt to beautify their trips and adventures. that alone was enough to make the story to go stale.

author: Alyson Noel
published: 2005
genre: Drama

Keeping Secrets series:
- Faking 19 (2005)
- Saving Zoë (2007)

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