Thursday, July 26, 2007
Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot
Quahogs (pronounced "co-hogs") are a big deal in this book. The author, Meg Cabot, writes The Princess Diaries books (which I think are great), and also a lot of other books for teenage girls. I think Meg Cabot is exceedingly smart and she knows exactly how high school girls think and talk. This book has lots of romance—Katie, our main character, actually is involved with three different guys during the course of this book (which is about one week in her life). Things get complicated in Katie's life when an old friend comes back to town. Four years ago Tommy did something unthinkable to the football players in this small town. Katie is trying to forget her own role in how Tommy was treated, but things are complicated by the fact that Tommy is now a really hot guy. I have to admit this isn't my favorite of her books. I think the main problem is that I didn't like Katie. She's a self-absorbed liar with nothing on her mind except hot guys ("McHotties"). Even though she learns some lessons in this story and discovers how not to be a "liar liar pants on fire," she still was a shallow character in my mind. But, that's not to say this isn't a sort of fun, mindless read, especially for girls who want some romance in their books. And if you read it, you will find out what a quahog is!