Book Review: He’s So Not Worth It by Kieran Scott

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Book Review: He’s So Not Worth It by Kieran ScottHe's So Not Worth It by Kieran Scott
Also by this author: She\'s So Dead To Us
Series: He's So She's So #2
Also in this series: She\'s So Dead To Us
Published by Simon and Schuster on June 7th 2011
Genres: Young Adult, Social Issues, General, Dating & Sex, Family
Pages: 368
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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ISBN: 9781416999584
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two-half-stars

A summer on the Jersey Shore comes with complications aplenty in this second installment of the He’s So/She’s So trilogy.
As Ally Ryan learned in She’s So Dead to Us, hoping for the best doesn’t always work out. Her old “friends” in Orchard Hill still hated her, and falling hard for Jake Graydon didn’t help, since he managed to let her down more than anyone.     So when Ally has to choose where to spend the summer, she opts to put up with her mom’s new boyfriend and hang out at the Jersey Shore instead of sticking around Orchard Hill, where Jake has decided to stay. Summer at the beach isn’t all bad, especially when Ally gets involved with a local bad boy. But back in Orchard Hill, Jake is spending more and more time with Chloe, and his interest in Ally may be put to the ultimate test….      Sunshine and secrets fill the pages of this second book in a popular trilogy.

Warning: Review of He’s So Not Worth It Contains spoilers for She’s So Dead To Us.

He’s So Not Worth It by Kieran Scott is the second in the He’s So/She’s So trilogy. It picks up exactly where She’s So Dead To Us leaves us. In case you missed it: Ally’s dad invests all of her friends’ parents money and loses it. She leaves the Crest. Then moves back, friendless. Ally’s former friends plot against her. Hot boy Jake moves into her old house and old room. Things heat up between Ally and Jake. But the flame is extinguished when Jake is party to a cruel prank played on Ally where her former friend Shannen showcases film footage of Ally’s missing father working the deli in NYC. Ally and Jake break up, which should bring us up to speed for He’s So Not Worth It.

It’s summer for the kids of the Crest. If you are a somebody, you leave town over the summer for the Jersey Shore. Ally is roped into going to Jersey Shore with her mother and Gray Nathanson -Ally’s mother’s boytoy. Jake, however, is grounded and confined to town, has to omg WORK and take a class.

GUYS, can I confess how much I love Jersey Shore the TV show? It made me a little sad that The Situation or Snooki didn’t make a cameo appearance in He’s So Not Worth It. Although it seems like Jersey Shore is just like the Hamptons, only not as classy.

SO, Ally kind of sort of gets into a love triangle. She’s got the hots for shore local Cooper, who is seemingly into her, but he’s also majorly into keg parties and hooking up. Jake, on the other hand, is still pining over Ally. Anyways, the characters make some pretty stupid, at least from my adult vantage point, decisions involving romance.

I’m finding it kind of hard to write this review, to be honest. You see, I really enjoyed reading He’s So Not Worth It but I didn’t find any deep meaning in it. I didn’t think the writing was particularly great. However He’s So Not Worth It by Kieran Scott is a fantastic travel book, in that you can read it and are absorbed by the story, and then leave it behind in whatever hotel you are staying in. It’s beach reading, I guess.

ALSO, the story ends on a TOTAL cliffhanger which means of course I will be reading the third in the trilogy even though I am not in love with these books, I just feel compelled to finish out the series and see what happens.

Disclosure: Received for review via Galley Grab.

Other Reviews of He’s So Not Worth It by Kieran Scott:

Rhapsody In Books – “the characters manage to stay likeable and real in all their permutations.

Chick Loves Lit – “My non compatibility with the main character made this book a huge miss for me

Rather Be Reading – “This was a really fun, awesome read.

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Comments

  1. So is it 3 out of 5 stars? It’s really hard to guess… But yes, we could enjoy reading something and then, simply wonder why.
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  2. did you enjoy this like you enjoyed the first? because i read that in like a couple of hours in my hotel room on the road back to texas and it wasn’t like OMG BEST BOOK EVAH and i wasn’t like majorly impressed with anything other than it was a fun light read and made me feel happy. do you rek thats the same because thats the vibe imma getting from your review my lovely?
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  3. in my book, there’s nothing wrong with a ‘beach’ read–i live for them! i spend the school year wading through classics (and a few contemporary YAs) with my students and look forward to my beach reads as a way to unwind. also, i live at ‘the jersey shore’ and admit to loving it 9 months of the year. it’s not quite as debaucherous as MTV would have you believe. yes, we do get some rowdy tourists, especially in seaside, but generally the locals are regular, laid back people who don’t relish the insanity but recognize tourism is what drives local economy. i live about 20 miles away from seaside in a more ‘family-friendly’ shore area and wouldn’t go to seaside in the summer on a bet. 🙂 too many north jerseyians and staten/long islanders. lol.
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