Being the new girl is tough, just ask sixteen year old Rio Jones A New York transplant, Rio has no clue how she s going to fit in at her fancy new private school in Southern California Plus, being late, overdressed, and named after a Duran Duran song doesn t make the first day any easier for herThen Rio meets Kristi Beautiful, rich, and a cheerleader, Kristi is the queen bee of Newport Beach And Kristi isn t friends with just anyone, so Rio is thrilled when she s invited to be part of the most exclusive, popular clique Of course, like any club, Kristi and her friends have rules Always smile even if you don t mean it , always dress cute and never repeat outfits , and always flirt but only with jocks, preps, and rich college guys At first Rio is having a great time, but as she becomes immersed in this jet set crowd, she figures out there is one last rule that her new friends forgot to mention Don t cross Kristi haven t read it since I was 12 It was better back then ahahhaha 77 pages in and I m really not enjoying this any It starts out ok Rio Jones is the new girl at her school having just moved to California from New York Rio s never been all that noticeable, but she gets her braces removed, shoots up a few inches, and, suddenly, in the new wardrobe her former model mother has purchased for her, she s a knock out Rio falls in with a group of art geek stoners her first day of school and develops a crush on Jas hot surfer boy material But she s not sur 77 pages in and I m really not enjoying this any It starts out ok Rio Jones is the new girl at her school having just moved to California from New York Rio s never been all that noticeable, but she gets her braces removed, shoots up a few inches, and, suddenly, in the new wardrobe her former model mother has purchased for her, she s a knock out Rio falls in with a group of art geek stoners her first day of school and develops a crush on Jas hot surfer boy material But she s not sure where her loyalties lay when the most popular girl in school, Kristi, starts paying her some attention and tells her that she can t be friends with the stoners if she wants to get in good with the right crowd Suddenly Rio can t or won t speak her mind She s like some kind of deer caught in the headlights of popularity, and I ve read heard this story a million times I hate these kinds of exclusive mean girl cliques, and I have no sympathy for the girls who get caught up in that kind of power struggle It s going to take another 146 pages for Rio to figure out who she really wants to be, get the guy, and apologize to her real friends That s just a guess, of course, because I m not going to finish this It s already irritating me Art Geeks and Prom QueensBy Alyson NoelSt.Martin s GriffinISBN 0312336365 She holds up the denim mini skirt and sparkly tanktop she gave me right after she broke the news about moving, as if it were nothan a simple costume change and that they weren t really wrecking my life Noel 1 Not everyone has to start over, to leave one place and go to another New school, new house, no friends, and a mom who wants only what s best for her daughter Rio and her mom have moved from the fast pa Art Geeks and Prom QueensBy Alyson NoelSt.Martin s GriffinISBN 0312336365 She holds up the denim mini skirt and sparkly tanktop she gave me right after she broke the news about moving, as if it were nothan a simple costume change and that they weren t really wrecking my life Noel 1 Not everyone has to start over, to leave one place and go to another New school, new house, no friends, and a mom who wants only what s best for her daughter Rio and her mom have moved from the fast pace of New York to sunny California Her mom wants her to be the popular, juicy coture wearing girl that everyone notices, but Rio doesn t want to be that But her very first day at school, she succumbs to her mother s outfits, and does to school in a hot pink sweatsuit Rio is stil Rio and her outfit doesn t stop her from being herself when she goes to her art class and then out with people her mom wouldn t approve of Even though one guy is super hot to her When she tries to fit in, it leads her to the top of the social pyramid but what goes up has to come down I liked this book because it was entertaining There wasn t anything new about it I really liked the ending because of what Rio learns I thought overall it was a good book even though it was pretty predictable I would recommend it to someone who wants a quick read that s fairly short and entertaining I think anyone could benefit from reading it Alyson Noel is definitely one of my guilty pleasure authors I ve been reading her books for years and I have loved everything she s written I ve probably read this book 5 or 6 times now and I still enjoy it This book is about Rio named after a Duran Duran song, not Brazil who is uprooted from her life in New York and moved to California Rio starts to quickly realize how different things are in California, from the way people dress, act, and how different the schools are She sees herself a Alyson Noel is definitely one of my guilty pleasure authors I ve been reading her books for years and I have loved everything she s written I ve probably read this book 5 or 6 times now and I still enjoy it This book is about Rio named after a Duran Duran song, not Brazil who is uprooted from her life in New York and moved to California Rio starts to quickly realize how different things are in California, from the way people dress, act, and how different the schools are She sees herself asof a photography nerd so when the most popular girl in school takes an interest in her she decides to try and ditch her geeky ways to become cool When a bad incident happens at a party, she realizes how hard it is to fit in with the popular girls and realizes how mean they really are, Rio decides to stay true to herself while also taking down the mean girl.I secretly love books about high school drama, especially ones like this I don t know if it s because I ve been out of high school for awhile but I never see myself growing tired of reading this book I love Alyson Noel s writing style and I love how she portrays all of her characters You honestly feel like you re in the book with them, the books are so detailed and relatable This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I am going to start out saying that this book was amazing and I was so happy that I got into it and I didn t put it down I started at the beginning of January not being able to find any good books that I might like I was trying not to find much of an R rated book like my last one but at the same time, I didn t want to find any boring books It took me about a week or two to find the right book Once I found this one it was two days before midterms and I just didn t have any time to read becau I am going to start out saying that this book was amazing and I was so happy that I got into it and I didn t put it down I started at the beginning of January not being able to find any good books that I might like I was trying not to find much of an R rated book like my last one but at the same time, I didn t want to find any boring books It took me about a week or two to find the right book Once I found this one it was two days before midterms and I just didn t have any time to read because of my other classes A week before the book review was due I was not even halfway through the book so I started instead of going on my computer at home, I read I found this book in my classroom library and it started a bit confusing but I enjoyed it At the beginning of the book, Art Geeks And Prom Queens Rio Jones just moved to Orange County She was a New York transplant She didn t know how she was going to fit in at her new private school in southern California While on her first day she was overdressed and very late to school she meets Jas and Mason Mason is a girl and Jas is a boy They are Misfits and no one likes them They instantly befriend Rio After a while of being friends with Mason and Jas Rio then meets Kristi Kristi Is a cheerleader, rich and pretty Kristi runs Newport beach Kristi askes Rio to become her friend And automatically Rio says yes because she doesn t know where she fits in Kristi doesn t want Rio hanging out with Jas or Mason any because Kristi doesn t like them Kristi thinks Mason is a lesbian weed smoker and the Jas is a weed smoking loser Kristi has something mean to say about everyone even her friend Rio ends updating the hottest senior at their school Tyler Tyler wants Rio to have sex with him but Rios not ready One day they are about to go to a party and they agree that that day is the perfect day too because her parents are out of town but they decide to go to the party first and some people ask them to play spin the bottle and it lands on Kristi Kristi ends up standing up and taking Tyler upstairs, Tyler ends up cheating on Rio because it was Just a game Rio ended up mad and took a few shots and then it goes downhill A boy tries to take advantage of drunken Rio and she then gets accused of cheating on Tyler even though she didn t She becomes a loser again and tries to make a difference in the school She sticks up to Kristi and in the end, she gets everyone to turn on Kristi Jas accepts her apology and they have an amazing moment in the end This book was super fun to read It was very easy to read as well it reminded me of something that I would read as a freshman The characters made me think about social hierarchy in schools and how some girls think they run the place while others sit back and don t do anything This didn t hit me as a romance bookof hitting me as a book about finding one s self and figuring out who they want to be I was really happy with the dynamic characters as well Everything was practically how high schools today would look The suspense was also a big thing, it kept me on my feet which were funny because my English teacher called me out for reading in class because I was so into the book There were two things that I didn t care about in this book as well The fact that Tyler cheated on Rio got me angry I do understand why the author put this in the book though It does frequently happen in teen relationships especially with popular kids and age differences The last thing that left me in so much pain is that there isn t another book The author left it off perfectly for another book to be published but she didn t It s killing me This book was entertaining I would like to recommend this book to who people want to read about social norms in school and want a bit of jazz for someone new In the end, I was left in amazement and astonishment for how great this book was I would totally readof this if there was another book This book was a fun change of pace It was a quick entertaining read If you are nerdy like me you ll appreciate it. Book Title Art Geeks and Prom QueensAuthor Alyson Noel Published By St Martin s Griffin First Edition edition April 1, 2010 Genre Young AdultRecommended Age 13Reviewed By Emily Tuley AngelsCryHavocBlog Reviewed For Great Minds Think Aloud Literary CommunityRating 5 RavensI m a sucker for Young Adult books especially some of the ones that have that good moral behind the story With todays Youth seeming to loose their innocence younger and younger each year or having to deal with the Book Title Art Geeks and Prom QueensAuthor Alyson Noel Published By St Martin s Griffin First Edition edition April 1, 2010 Genre Young AdultRecommended Age 13Reviewed By Emily Tuley AngelsCryHavocBlog Reviewed For Great Minds Think Aloud Literary CommunityRating 5 RavensI m a sucker for Young Adult books especially some of the ones that have that good moral behind the story With todays Youth seeming to loose their innocence younger and younger each year or having to deal with the brutality of bullying that only seems to have gotten worse than when I was a kid it was some books like these that helped me cope with things and deal especially when it felt like I had no one to talk to or a parent I was delusional enough to think wouldn t listen I knew better once I had gotten older and there isn t a moment or day that passes by that I don t feel thankful for the dad I had god knows I probably put him through a few rounds of hell at my rebellious age This book is about a young girl of seventeen , Her name is Rio Yes her mother named her after one of even my favorite Duran Duran songs from the eighties Use to being the gangly awkward geek back in her home city of New York Rio is swept away to Orange County living in California and soon learns that over the time she thought she was awkward she had grown into her body and lookedlike her retired almost Super model mother Jahne Jones Starting out at the new school she meets with Mason a very trendy artsy girl and what others call a geek and Jas the extremely handsome laid back dreamer Surfer that everyone calls a pot head or loser To begin things seem simple and her crush for Jas makes things awkward but fun for Rio till she finds out he has a girl friend Seeing the type of girl he dates Rio assumes of what the girl is like and tries to transform herself into that girl by joining in with the popular girls Kristi and her two lackeys as they are first known to Rio Soon enough with all the debauchery and scandals that travel through the girls group Rio finds herself on top only to be quickly ripped down by Kristi and sunk into a brutal bullying and scandalous harassment of Rio After breaking down talking to her mother and her father about the situation Rio shows just how to properly handle a girl like Kristi and how to know that she s nothing like what the others think she is Reforming her bonds with Jas and Mason and finding out who she is not who everyone wants her to be Rio is a very smart, strong and lively girl that shows you no matter what wrongs you make you can always fix them with the rights and staying true to yourself This is definitely a book I will give to my daughter when she gets old in hopes that she will feel the inspiration I think it gives to all girls that read it and learns from it as well that it s always good to be you Not what the others think are you Firstly this book was a big doze of reality I am kind of a naive person and don t like reading about drugs, because it has never played a role in my life in any way, so I really don t relate to the character As soon as it comes up I feel disconnected But I have mixed feelings about this one I really enjoyed the style of writing, although there were a few things I think that I would like to change about the story to make itloveable Like Jas I loved everything about him, except the p Firstly this book was a big doze of reality I am kind of a naive person and don t like reading about drugs, because it has never played a role in my life in any way, so I really don t relate to the character As soon as it comes up I feel disconnected But I have mixed feelings about this one I really enjoyed the style of writing, although there were a few things I think that I would like to change about the story to make itloveable Like Jas I loved everything about him, except the pot bit, and it makes me sad because it really spoiled the romance for me, because I would never see myself being with someone like that so I wasn t that into her crush on him At the end where they kissed I was supposed to smile like a freak while reading it as I do in all the romance bits in books But I found myself not really caring, because I totally lost my interest in Jas in the pot smoking scene Other than that it was a really good book I loved the characters, made me remember the movie Mean girls does that ring a bell What I totally loved is that Krisi was a brunette, and Rio the blond, seeing as it is always the other way around It might sound insignificant, but it actually played a role in the way I felt about the whole story Either way, good story, would definitely recommend reading it, but do not get your hopes up if you are craving a romantic light read Check out my Website New girl who starts off pretty smart and confident, but at her initiation into the popular clique, she fizzles to weak, bitchy and a complete follower.Irritating.There s no other way around reviewing Art Geeks and Prom Queens than getting nasty Halfway through, I d rolled my eyes a few times, wondering if I was reading a cheesy diary of someone who is actually in high school, giving writing a go.The tone of writing, the voice of the main character, all the brand name dropping and fancy living h New girl who starts off pretty smart and confident, but at her initiation into the popular clique, she fizzles to weak, bitchy and a complete follower.Irritating.There s no other way around reviewing Art Geeks and Prom Queens than getting nasty Halfway through, I d rolled my eyes a few times, wondering if I was reading a cheesy diary of someone who is actually in high school, giving writing a go.The tone of writing, the voice of the main character, all the brand name dropping and fancy living had me wondering if I had gotten sucked into someone s mind, a mind that s full of delusions of grandeur.Like in half the YA books I ve been reading lately, of course the teenagers are constantly drinking, snorting drugs, popping pills and being promiscuous to have a good time Clich , much If I were a teenager, I would be completely insulted by the author s thinking For once, is it too much to ask for an author to write out high schoolers who have a good time without getting wasted, talking overextensively about hooking up and being labeled cool for doing it Who will ever speak for those who prefer not to do ish like that And who will mold a character that won t suddenly wither when she s in the so called in crowd Predictable ending the meanest of the mean girls gets what she deserves, the main character kisses and makes up with everyone she dissed, and everybody lives happily ever after A surprising ending would have probably led me to giving this book 2 stars, but too bad.Again I ask, was this book written by someone in high school The grown ups are not acting like grown ups, rather than older version of teenagers Rio, the main star, has a mother who doesn t give a shit about her daughter s comfort in her own skin, pimping her out to the popular girls because hey, if you re not popular, you re not somebody In one of those awesome parties that kids in her school throw, Rio actually sips champagne in the presence of someone s father and the man doesn t even bat an eyelash WTF.Snotty, juvenile behaviour that made me want to punch those shallow guys and girls I m not turning to grab a James Patterson book but I needthan a book being so darn superficial.If this was what the author wanted to achieve congratulations, I felt like I was watching a Disney movie