by Alexa Young
At Seaview Middle School, in San Diego, Halley Brandon and Avalon Greene, also known as Halvalon, are the best friends that rule the school. They are in the fashion fast lane, with countless designer brands, and are headed straight to the top, starting with a major bash, Friendapalooza! But over the summer, Halley attended an art school, and made some new friends. Now, back at SMS for their final year, they are growing apart. Avalon doesn’t approve of Halley’s friends, nor does Halley like Avalon’s. They both decide to break off their friendship, but they can’t cancel the party. So, as they fight over who gets what, and how to share their dog, Pucci, they run into many difficulties. When their moms threaten tot cancel the party if they don’t start getting along, will they be able to work out their differences, or will these two best friends turn in to mortal ‘frienemies’?
I found this book very interesting, as it correlates directly to middle-schoolers of this generation. However, I was slightly disappointed in the fact that the story was not as realistic as I would have hoped. The girls in the story were put into unrealistic situations, and were extremely wealthy, with closets full of designer labels. Another thing was that it ended very abruptly, like there was supposed to be another chapter, or a sequel to tie things up. It left you with many questions, and it gets you thinking whether or not the author wanted it this way, or did not know how to finish the book. But other than those facts, I mostly enjoyed the book. It was a nice story line, and it did not have a happy, Disney-ending, which was nice to see in a book. Overall, it was an okay book. I would recommend this book to eighth grade and up, for mild teen content.
Release date: 5/13/08
scale (1-10): 7