08 June 2010

Book Banter -- Secret Society Girl

Title: Secret Society Girl

Author: Diana Peterfreund

Genre: Chick lit/mystery

Length: 291 pages

Where Word Nerd's Copy Came From: Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library

Plot Basics: Amy Haskel, Eli University junior and editor of the literary magazine, is sure that if she gets tapped into one of the school's secret societies it will be Quill & Ink, the haven for the literary set. But when she receives a summons from the school's most infamous secret society -- Rose & Grave. There's just one problem with this -- Rose & Grave doesn't take girls and Amy discovers that such a change is going to shake up the whole notion of secret...

Banter Points: A few years ago, Word Nerd interviewed Diana Peterfreund back when Secret Society Girl debuted and thought the book sounded fun. Last week or so, Word Nerd spotted the 4th one in the series on a new book shelf and she suddenly remembered this series and thought she'd check it out. And what fun it was. Word Nerd started reading on Saturday afternoon/evening and finished the book Monday morning because it was just a hoot. Reminiscent of Megan McCafferty, Secret Society Girl is just a fun read all around with a quirky and loveable protagonist. And who doesn't love the idea of secret societies? Amy is a great narrator with a strong voice. The chapters are punctuated by Amy's lists which give great insights into how she thinks.

Bummer Points: Word Nerd's got nothing. It was a delightful read.

Word Nerd Recommendation: If you are looking for a fun read with an engaging main character that manages to be a page turner without involving serial killers, Secret Society Girl is it.

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