Wednesday, October 21, 2009

[Review/Giveaway] - Everything Sucks

Title: Everything Sucks
Author: Hannah Friedman
Genre: Young Adult/Memoir
Year: 2009

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:

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!


  1. Oh wow, this sounds really great and I would love to be entered. I love these kind of books that show an honest look at how life is.

  2. Hi Anna :)
    That's a real memoir?
    Just wow.
    I've put it on my MustRead list.
    Thank you for sharing,
    All the best,
    PS - email's in Blogger Profile

  3. Thanks for the chance to win! Looks like a great book.

  4. Wow! This one sounds like it could be interesting!
    Amy J

  5. That sounds like a real good book. Please count me in.

  6. Thank you! Sounds like an interesting read.


  7. Sounds like a great read. Count me in!

  8. Awesome! I've read the reviews on this and have been wanting to pick up a copy. Please enter me in this drawing. Thanks! Indigo

  9. Sounds good, count me in!

  10. Enter me in please:)

    kalynnick AT yahoo DOT com

  11. This one sounds like a very interesting read.

    kissinoak at verizon dot net

  12. This is already on my TBR list I hope I win it so I dont have to buy it!!


  13. Sounds like a great read. Please drop my name in the hat!!


  14. Sounds like a great book that I'd love to win! Please ttoss my name in the hat.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  15. Please enter me.
    ludeluh at yahoo dot com

  16. Looks like a great read, enter me pretty please!

    heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

  17. I would like to enter.

  18. sounds great. I would love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks Marilu

  19. I had never heard of this book. It sounds intersting

  20. Loved this book!!!

  21. Please count me in.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

  22. This book sounds really fantastic!! I would love to win and read it and then pass it on to my granddaughter!!

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  23. This book sounds like it would give me some interesting insight into someone whose high school experiences were very different from my own. Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. No need to enter me for this one. I have my own copy and read it already. Totally loved it too!! Glad to hear you liked it Anna =)



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