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June 05, 2012

Review: The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls by Julie Schumacher - Farah

Title: The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls
Author: Julie Schumacher

Publication date: May 8th, 2012
Publisher: Random House Children's Books 
Genre(s): Young Adult (Contemporary)
Challenges: Contemporary, SARC
Source: NetGalley
Format: Digital ARC
Pages: 240
I'm Adrienne Haus, survivor of a mother-daughter book club. Most of us didn't want to join. My mother signed me up because I was stuck at home all summer, with my knee in a brace. CeeCee's parents forced her to join after cancelling her Paris trip because she bashed up their car. The members of "The Unbearable Book Club," CeeCee, Jill, Wallis, and I, were all going into eleventh grade A.P. English. But we weren't friends. We were literary prisoners, sweating, reading classics, and hanging out at the pool. If you want to find out how membership in a book club can end up with a person being dead, you can probably look us up under mother-daughter literary catastrophe. Or open this book and read my essay, which I'll turn in when I go back to school.
I don't have a lot to say about this book. I'm not even going write the title in my review because it's just to long. Anyways, this book started off like any other contemporary book. It was normal. I'm not even sure what the main plot of the book was, other than it having a book club. The main protagonist, Adriennce, is forced to go to a mother-daughter book club with her mom. She meets the other girls there, and they sort of become acquaintances. Their relationship with each other was really weird for me to decipher. Some of the characters really annoyed me. They were bossy, naggy, and just mean. 
I was waiting for something major to get me excited about reading the book, but sadly there was nothing. If there was something, I sure didn't realize it. It felt like I was reading an everyday life book, and to me, even my every day life would be boring to read about. I didn't get the typical message contemporary writers try to convey to the readers.
I did think about stopping the book and not finish reading it, but it had something that just made me want to know what the ending of the book will be. I do have to say that it had some interesting parts, so I wasn't bored throughout the entire book. I don't know if I might pick up the next book by the author, but if you're a contemporary reader, do give it a try!
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  1. I don't really know about this. I stopped reading it in the middle. But great honest review! :D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

  2. I've never even heard of this book but I don't think I want to give it a shot if nothing really happens. :P Thanks for the honest review, Farah!

  3. Great review, Farah! I liked the start of this book but the second half was kind of boring!