Review of The Mosts by Melissa Senate + Giveaway

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Review of The Mosts by Melissa Senate + GiveawayThe Mosts by Melissa Senate
Published by Random House LLC on 2010-06-08
Genres: Girls & Women, Young Adult
Pages: 240
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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Madeline finished freshman year at Freeport Academy just as invisible as when she started. But after a summer in Italy with her sophisticated aunt, she returned as a sophomore with cool clothes, European attitude, and a hot new boyfriend, Thom.  Maddie's part of the in crowd . . . the Mosts. Her best friend, Caro? Most Beautiful. Her other friends, Fergie, Annie, and Selena? Most Stylish, Most Hilarious, and Most Hot, respectively. And Madeline? Most Popular. Her life is great.  While it lasted.  Now Thom's moved to California—so Maddie's no longer the girlfriend of a popular guy. The guy Caro likes only has eyes for Madeline—can you say social suicide? And a group of misfits at school are begging Madeline to help make them over.  Madeline knows there's a fine line between being a Most . . . and being a Not. She doesn't want her status to change . . . but what if she doesn't have a choice? Fun summer fiction from Melissa Senate, THE MOSTS is sure to be a favorite among tweens and teens looking for a great beach read. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cliques are a big deal in high school. The Mosts by Melissa Senate is all about the pecking order. Madeline Echols, Most Popular, finds out that her super hot boyfriend is moving to California. Other boys then begin to show interest in her, including queen bee Caro’s crush, Sam. Will she be exiled to Not-land by her friends?

I am neutral towards The Mosts by Melissa Senate. I didn’t love it like I loved the movie Mean Girls, but I don’t hate it either. I thought The Mosts by Melissa Senate was one of those books where you read it, think oh that was a nice book and then move on with your life. It’s not really the type of book you form a bond with or an attachment to.

I didn’t really enjoy how the ‘mean girls’ were portrayed. I think there would have been a bigger impact if we saw some vulnerability, but all I saw was rudeness. There is the implicit feeling that one has to dislike Caro. However, despite this, I felt bad for her. How much would it suck to have your crush ‘like’ your best friend? In H.S. that would have been devastating. I know you move on and there will be others, but at the time it is a huge deal.

Now, I did like Madeline and what she does for the Nots. I think it takes courage to stand up to your friends and for what you believe in, especially during the teenage years. I also quite enjoyed the be the you-est you you can be mantra. Maintaining one’s identity in high school is tough. I’d like to say it’s easy to be an individual, but it’s not. It’s good to see a book actually address this.
Giveaway Details: If you would like to win an ARC of The Mosts by Melissa Senate, answer this question in the comments:

If you had to be voted a ‘Most’ what Most do you think you would be?

Ends 7/15. International. Leave me a way to contact you if you win, email or twitter name works.

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. If I was the most of something it would definitely be procastinator. I wait till the last minute to do everything. My family thinks I do that because I love the drama of running around the last minute. LOL!


  2. PeechieKeen says

    Probably weird and quiet. =/

  3. maybe the most antisocial girl XD…
    enter me please


  4. what i most wanted now? to have my PhD in before i'm 30.

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com

  5. I would say "most asocial"

  6. I would say "most asocial" Please enter me.

  7. Probably my "most" would be most sincere. That cruel kind of honesty that when people ask rather they´re pretty or late, you say "no" if that´s what you think LOL


  8. misha1989 says

    Most quiet and social phobic. Lol I can stay hours without speaking and I hate doing the "normal" things like shopping (except for books) and partying. My friends have to practically drag me out of the house.

  9. Erika Lynn says

    In HS i was voted most school spirit, which fits since I now do PR for a sports team


  10. Most likely to settle down and have kids – I dated two guys during high school, one for over 2 years and then the other one ended up being my husband 🙂


  11. The Itzel Library says

    Please, count me! This review is amazing.

    If you had to be voted a 'Most' what Most do you think you would be?
    -Maybe the most curious XD

    E-mail: itzel(at)hotmail(dot)com



  12. Hmmm… I think that if I was voted a "Most" it would be "Most likely to become a hermit at 25" or "Most Bookwormish".
    I can be contacted through my blog The Lady Critics Libraryblog on the off-chance that I win.
    Good luck to everyone!

  13. Probably "most anal about organization"…. sigh…

    tiasbook AT gmail DOT com

  14. Awesome contest. I'd like to be entered rivkarno1(at)hotmail(dot)com
    I'd be voted Most Likely to Publish a Book.

  15. Michelle says

    I'm thinking I'd be voted most homebody-ist. I like to be home, in my space with my family and shiny books. Sorta boring, but my fav

    mmillet at gmail dot com

  16. I think I'd be "Most lazy" I'm always hanging out with my friends doing nothing, procrastinaying and postponing the time to go home lol

    Great giveaway!Thanks!
    entrelibros_blog at

  17. Buried in Books says

    I think I would be the most lazy because I'm a mom and housewife and instead of doing chores, I sit and read all day. Thankfully hubby doesn't mind. Figures it'll get done tomorrow. I feed em, feed the dogs, make sure they have clean clothes, vacuum if I know company is coming.

    I'd like to be added to your blog roll but for some reason I can't email you. My blog is I forgot to put the dot after the www when setting up my site so don't put it in when you add me. Thanks! Heather

  18. "Most" books on the shelf.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  19. Most Homebody or procastinator

    This book look so good


  20. Most disorganized 😀


  21. rabbithigh says

    I'd love to enter this contest!
    I'd be Most… Friendly? Or maybe the one who Most likes Writing x)

    anbi14 at hotmail dot com

  22. "Lucy & Hikari " says

    Please, count me! This review is amazing.

    If you had to be voted a 'Most' what Most do you think you would be?
    -Maybe the Most disorganized XD

    E-mail: stephangelsyl(at)hotmail(dot)com


  23. Count me in please!

    I would be the most shy:) and the most quiet.

  24. Count me in please!

    I would be the most shy:) and the most quiet.

  25. CrystalGB says

    Most introverted.

  26. Rae (In The Forest) says

    I just asked my friend who was one of the "popular kids" when we were in school and I was just informed that they did this for everyone in school and they voted me most likely to be gay. lol Why doesn't that surprise me?

    I would pick most obsessed with Halloween.

  27. EmilyJoy says

    During my senior year I was voted "Most Likely to be found at a McDonald's Drive-Thru at 2:00 am" Haha! emilyjoymitchell(at)gmail(dot)com

  28. Jackie Noel says

    I was voted for 'Most likely to pass the first round of American Idol.' Just glad I didn't get the 'Most likely to become a crossing guard' like my twin did. 🙂

    If they didn't just choose randomly most of the time, I'd hope to be most musical or most happy. Something nice rather than cheesy! 🙂
    Heard great things about "The Mosts". Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. april_hunter24 says

    my most would be something like most book wormish LMFAO !

  30. FionaChan says

    of course I would love to be a Most Beautiful but I don't think I am. Most Awkward maybe, but I'm not THAT awkward. I can't decide.

    Oh I know! Most Terrible Self-Control -__-

    feeyonachan at gmail dot com

  31. Probably weird. Or awkward.




  32. If I had to be voted a Most, I think I would be Most Sarcastic! Because I use sarcasm a lot 🙂

    Twitter Name: @riyaax3

  33. the most easily of die in a Zombie Attack… I'd probably commit suicide.



  34. Hmmm…I would say i'd be the most loyal. I'd never turn my back on my friends no matter how crazy they are:)

  35. I will probably be a quite girl..


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