She’s So Dead to Us (He’s So/She’s So Trilogy #1) by Kieran Scott
Published May 25, 2010
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When having money is all that matters, what happens when you lose it all?
Perfect, picturesque Orchard Hill. It was the last thing Ally Ryan saw in the rear-view mirror as her mother drove them out of town and away from the shame of the scandal her father caused when his hedge fund went south and practically bankrupted all their friends — friends that liked having trust funds and new cars, and that didn’t like constant reminders that they had been swindled. So it was adios, Orchard Hill. Thanks for nothing.
Now, two years later, Ally’s mother has landed a job back at the site of their downfall. So instead of Ally’s new low-key, happy life, it’ll be back into the snake pit with the likes of Shannen Moore and Hammond Ross.
But then there’s Jake Graydon. Handsome, wealthy, bored Jake Graydon. He moved to town after Ally left and knows nothing of her scandal, but does know that he likes her. And she likes him. So off into the sunset they can go, right? Too bad Jake’s friends have a problem with his new crush since it would make Ally happy. And if anyone deserves to be unhappy, it’s Ally Ryan.
Ally was hoping to have left all the drama in the past, but some things just can’t be forgotten. Isn’t there more to life than money?
Review: She's So Dead to Us is one of my new favourites. I don't usually venture out of the fantasy/paranormal category and I've never been one to read 'chick lit,' so, it surprised me when I kept reading and falling deeper into Ally Ryan's life. I really love everything about SSDTU. It may seem weird for girls to just be all out bitches to someone who used to be there best friend, but I've been there enough to know that this book sings some truth. Ally's ex-friends are the territorial Pitbulls...'scuse me, Cresties. They can be mean and snotty one minute and the next they'll be oh~so angelic with something up their sleeves. They may seem a little over dramatized at times, but like I said before, I've been there and I know for a fact girls like these exist. The added drama only makes this book better. Ally is a great character. She's not too strong, but strong enough to know when enough is enough. I like that I could relate to her. She wants her friends back, but they just keep hurting her and pushing her. That is, until she's forced to push back and not take their crap. Jake, the guy who now lives in Ally's bedroom (the guy who Ally has a crush on and vice versa), gets his POV shared. We get to see in his head and see what the Cresties are planning. Ally is not the only one fighting a battle. Jake has problems choosing his friends or Ally. Really, I think this book does a good job at how mishaps get blown out of proportion and how secrets become a tangled web. It's all very addictive. The only problem is the cliffhanger ending! It felt as though the book ended abruptly (which it did) and I was expecting another chapter. Not fair, so if you read SSDTU (why wouldn't you?) definitely have the second book on hand.