He’s So Not Worth It (He’s So/She’s So #2) by Kieran Scott
Published June 7, 2011
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Ally Ryan, come on down to the Jersey Shore and forget your troubles!
Have you recently been humiliated in front of your friends and family at your former best friend’s birthday party? Was your almost boyfriend partly responsible for that humiliation by withholding some vital information about where your estranged father is? Did you come home to find said estranged father sitting on your stoop?
If so, then it sounds like you could use a vacation! The Jersey Shore is the place to be. Your mother may be living with her boyfriend of only a few months, but at least the stunt Shannen pulled has put some of your friends back in your court. Even so, you’re still angry and what better way to get over Jake than to blow off some steam with local guy, Cooper? People will hardly recognize your new attitude, but the old one wasn’t getting you anywhere, so who cares!
Jake Graydon, an exciting opportunity is waiting for you in the service industry!
Are your grades so low your parents have grounded you for the summer? Did you the girl you really like unceremoniously leave you behind? Would you rather eat dirt than see your friends again? Then a job at the local coffee shop is just the ticket! Surprisingly, Ally’s father is the new manager so you get to be reminded of her nearly every day. Maybe it’s time to start flirting with your best friend’s ex or even taking school a bit more seriously. Especially when you finally see Ally and she’s hanging around with some loser and it’s couldn’t be more clear that she is over you.
Have a great summer!
Review: This book is complete teen angst. No really. Ally has so much going on that it's almost a little overwhelming. Still, I am definitely loving this series. I'd like to point out that even though we do get both Ally and Jake's POV, we also get Annie's Daily Field Journal (which is very cute and a breath of fresh air between most chapters). I'd also recommend this one for older teens. This time around, Ally Ryan's personality does a 180. She's spending the summer with her mom, Gray and Quinn as one big happy family, except Ally is not happy and she wants nothing to do with her mom's boyfriend. Thus starts the rebellion, with help from Cooper, the local (very hot) guy. This 'rebellion' lasts the whole book. Ally is drinking and living it up with Cooper. Cooper seems cool, but he has his nasty side when he's drunk and a few problems of his own- otherwise, he's a good character with a bad influence. Jake is having Ally withdrawals and he's grounded the whole summer. He's also having to take classes with Chloe (who also does a 180). I don't particularly like Jake this time around. He's supposed to be all into Ally and yet he doesn't think twice about jumping another girls bones. I guess this can also be said for Ally, but Jake just seemed so genuine that his behavior was enough to make me snarl my nose. Let's recap Ally's problems 1) Shannen humiliated her, 2) Jake didn't tell her about her dad, 3) Her dad is trying to wiggle back into her life, 4) She's staying down at the shore, where she totally doesn't want to be, 5) She hates her mom's boyfriend, 6) Her moms is forcing her back into her old crowd, regardless of what they did to them, 7) Does one person really need all these problems? The list goes on, seriously. Ally has more problems in one summer than I've had in my entire lifetime. One that really stands out is her mom pushing Ally back with the Cresties. Not to mention her mom wanting back in as well. Those people torn Ally and her mom to shreds and yet they (yes they) still want to be apart of the hate-fest? This made me lower my score to four stars. I absolutely could not stand it. Assessment: Her mom is completely psycho. I don't think HSNWI quite lived up to the first book. In it's own way it's still pretty awesome. It does grace us with yet another cliff hanger- this one even more shocking than the last. Will I be reading book number three? Do you even have to ask?
Can Ally and Hammond just go ahead and get together already? ~~Can you feel the love tonight~~ ♥