Thursday, 24 July 2014

Review: The Boys' School Girls by Lil Chase

Publisher: Quercus
Format: Paperback / eBook
Released: June 30th, 2014
Rating: 8/10

Amazon summary:

Hillcrest High Boys' School is admitting girls for the first time, and Tara couldn't be more excited. New friends? Check. Cute boys? Check. Mean sister gone? Wrong... When she discovers Maxie is joining the school too, Tara is crushed. How can she be her own person when her cleverer, prettier sister seems determined to outshine her? And sibling trouble isn't Tara's only problem. With only ten girls in the year, they're going to have to stick together to survive. Boys against girls? Bring. It. On. 


The Boys' School Girls: Tara's Sister Trouble is Lil Chase's long-awaited third novel, the start of a new series, and is a great read for teens from start to finish. It's funny, realistic and really enjoyable - exactly the kind of book I like. I'm so looking forward to more instalments of this series and I hope they don't take too long!

In Tara's Sister Trouble, Tara discovers that Hillcrest High Boys' School is now letting girls attend for the first time ever. Tara is beyond excited (who wouldn't be?!), until she finds out that her perfect sister Maxi will be going too. How will Tara survive at a boys' school AND compete with her sister? Hold onto your desks, because this is sibling rivalry at its best!

I liked everything about this book, from the characters to the school setting. There's all sorts of high jinks going on, from the boys and girls, and it's fun to read about what happens when they suddenly find themselves thrown together in an organised fashion. Tensions are high, hormones are running wild and mean girls are on the loose. Honestly, it's your typical co-ed high school if you can imagine a massive amount of boys and only ten girls.

A lot happens in The Boys' School Girls, mainly to do with friendships and family, and how people close to us are not to be taken for granted. Lil Chase knows exactly what teenagers are like, what makes them tick and how they think, and it shines through on every page. Reading this book made me think I was back in secondary school with the clubs and gangs that separated us all from each other, and being back at school isn't a place I'd ever like to be. I think I'll stick to reading brilliant books like this, thank you very much!

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