Chloe Snow's Diary Confessions Of A High School Disaster! by Emma Chastain
Basically all I did in junior high was text, straighten my hair, add to my Benedict Cumberbatch shrine, and worry about how to be more popular. Thinking about it makes me cringe. I want to be different in high school. Like a new person. And I want to make out with someone. It's so humiliating that I'm a kissing virgin at this advanced age. The longer I go un-smooched, the more freakish I feel. If I graduate high school without being kissed, I'll be too embarrassed to kiss anyone during college, and then I'll most likely die without ever even getting to second base. Something has to change fast. This I vow: I will kiss a guy before New Year's Eve. (Or maybe it'll happen ON New Year's Eve?) OK, this I vow: I will kiss a guy before New Year's Day. Vow TAKEN. Fourteen-year-old Chloe Snow is about to start ninth grade when her brilliant, beautiful, artistic mum announces she can't create great art in suburban Massachusetts, and goes to Mexico to work on her novel. Bewildered at being left behind with only her (socially awkward) dad as company, Chloe throws herself into a series of new pursuits, including auditioning for the school a cappella group, making new friends, and landing the lead in the school musical. In the course of these adventures, she attracts the attention of Mac Brody, the cuter half of THE Senior Couple, and Bernadette Sanz, the school's Meanest Senior Girl. And then things begin to go pretty seriously wrong. Can Chloe recover from a gigantic mess of her own creation? And will her mum's Eat, Pray, Love-fest EVER end?
~I was sent a copy from the publishers-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - I was told this was the Bridget Jones of YA and they where not mistaken. I feel like this was Bridget when she was this age. It's cringy, it's funny, it's just so good!
I also feel like this was me when I was that age and now wish I had this book when I was an awkward teenager. A must read for fans of Holly Bourne.
This story is told over just a year about Chloe who is starting ninth grade and everything is changing and this is her diary. Chloe feels like she has to kiss a boy before New Years since everyone she knows has done it and she feels weird for not having done it. Her family are having some problems and her mother has just moved to Mexico to work on her book and her best friend is kind of annoying but, she can't help love her.
Chloe is about to meet some new wonderful friends and some not so wonderful people. A story about growing up and finding yourself and not losing who you really are on the way. About how she feels peer pressured and feels like she has to do things to fit in. I loved Chloe. She was awkward and just told it as it is in her diary. She has to deal with her family, the school play and of course boys.
I would love a carry on of these books. To read about Chloe as she get's older and just to see where her life goes. There are some amazing one liners in this book that had me cracking up so much and yet, tells the truth about what most teenagers are going through nowadays.
A brilliant, funny read from Emma and I can't wait to see what she writes next.