Title: Everything Sucks
Author: Hannah Friedman
Genre: Young Adult/Memoir
I received this book for review from the author.
Summary: When everything sucks, change everything . . .
And that's exactly what Hannah Friedman set out to do in an ambitious attempt to bust out of a life of obscurity and absurdity and into an alternate world of glamour, wealth, and popularity.
Being dubbed 'That Monkey Girl' by middle school bullies and being pulled out of sixth grade to live on a tour bus with her agoraphobic mother, her smelly little brother, and her father's hippie band mates convinces Hannah that she is destined for a life of freakdom.
But when she enters one of the country's most prestigious boarding schools on scholarship, Hannah transforms herself into everything she is not: cool. By senior year, she has a perfect millionaire boyfriend, a perfect GPA, a perfect designer wardrobe, and is part of the most popular clique in school, but somehow everything begins to suck far worse than when she first started. Her new found costly drug habit, eating disorder, identity crisis, and Queen-Bee attitude lead to the unraveling of Hannah's very unusual life.
Putting her life back together will take more than a few clicks of her heels, or the perfect fit of a glass slipper, in this not-so-fairy tale of going from rock bottom to head of the class and back again.
Thoughts: This is one of the most brutally honest memoirs I've read. We all know that High School sucks, and Hannah really tells it like it is. I loved the fact how honest this book was. Hannah has a wonderful writing voice. She is honest, funny and holds nothing back. She talks about everything she went through from Drugs, her eating disorder to having to deal with a monkey for a sister. I look forward to read more of her writing.
Rating: 4 Stars
Author Website: http://www.writinghannah.com/
Giveaway: I have a copy of Everything Sucks to giveaway. To enter leave a comment and an email address on this post. I will pick a winner at the end of the day. (11:59 pm) Open to U.S. and Canada. Good Luck!