Monday, April 28, 2008

Read My Lips by Teri Brown

When Serena’s parents make her move to a small town she’s not sure her skater chick self will fit in with all the preps. To top things off she’s deaf and quite a few people, including some teachers, think she’s a freak. Even though life isn’t perfect Serena is pretty content with her life and especially enjoys hanging out with her crush and the school rebel Miller. Surprisingly though Serena makes friends with preppy girl Rachel very quickly. While Rachel is really nice she is also part of a group of super exclusive girls and Serena is sure she won’t fit in. Especially when she meets Sonya who has it out for her the first time their eyes meet. Soon the group of girls who weren’t the most accepting at first find out that Serena has an amazing talent for reading lips. She can pick out anyone’s conversations and can easily pick up gossip. The group knows that Serena’s talent can be used to learn many dirty secrets and make the girls even more popular. With her new found popularity Serena learns the difference between true and fake friends, takes down a secret sorority, and finds the true person she really is.

This was a stunning book. It was a light read, but still had substance and was completely captivating. The storyline was completely original and was very enjoyable. I honestly don’t think that there was anything that I disliked about this book. The characters were three dimensional and I felt like Serena was my best friend. It was also very easy to relate to Serena. While I have no idea what it’s like to be deaf, I do know how it feels trying to fit in and be accepted. What I loved is how Serena was able to stay true to herself and while she deterred a little bit, she always came back to her true self. Then there’s Miller. He sounds like the perfect boyfriend any girl could ever dream of and I am very jealous of his and Serena’s relationship! Like I said before there was nothing I disliked about this book and completely look forward to more books by the fabulous Teri Brown, who I may add is a member of the amazing Class of 2k8.

This book hits shelves on June 3, 2008

13 comments:

The Book Muncher said...

I WANT THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!

yeah, it sounded soooo good on the class of 2k8 website :D and i want to read it

The Story Siren said...

i can't wait to read this one! awesome review!!

chatteringbee said...

I've been looking forward to reading this one since I saw it on the Class of 2K8 list! It sounds really good. Thanks for the review.

PJ Hoover said...

The whole story line here is so compelling! Definitely looking forward to this one!
Great review :)

Barrie said...

Thanks for the great review!

TJBrown said...

Thanks you so much for the wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed Serena and her world!
Teri

Mrs. Annie said...

Great review, thanks!

Hillary said...

I REALLY want this book! Great review!

chatteringbee said...

NICE layout!

The Class of 2k8 said...

We linked to you :)

Little Willow said...

I liked this book.

BooksandLove said...

Ahhh!! I can't wait to read this one!

*Heather* said...

I can't wait to read this one.

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