Confessions of a Queen B* by Crista McHugh
Alexis is a bitch. Writing gossip-girl style exposes about her classmates on her blog, she has the whole school in fear of what she will write next. Students part for her as she walks down the hall out of fear as Alexis is known for targetting the popular kids, having been the subject of their torture for years. When she gets stuck with ultra-popular quarterback Brett on a school project, she discovers not everyone is as one-dimensional as she may have first thought, and Brett ends up teaching Alexis a thing or two about compassion and being nice - a concept unknown to Alexis.
Confessions of a Queen B* is the perfect teen high-school contemporary. It has an unlikeable protagonist - who I ended up loving because I could identify with her a lot more than I'd care to admit, - a great deal of character development, a romance, American high-school setting and blogging - what more could you ask for?
Alexis was a great character, even with the bitchy comments and exposes on her classmates, it was apparent from the beginning that she wasn't a bad person. Out of years of being bullied, Alexis developed a defence mechanism in the form of her blog and biting back at those around her - a concept that I can quite comfortably understand myself. Brett was the typical dream boy character that we all know and love - yet I never tire of these character tropes. One of the most noticeable aspects of the book is the character development of Alexis which admittedly, is extremely predictable, but enjoyable nonetheless.
The writing of this book fit the genre and themes effortlessly and it was a quick, fun read that I would recommend to anybody and everybody. I will definitely be reading more from Crista McHugh in the future.