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Author: Jodie Andrefski
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Welcome to Trinity Academy’s best-kept secret.
You’ve been handpicked by the elite of the elite to become a member. But first you’ll have to prove your worth by making it through Hell Week.
Do you have what it takes?
It’s time to find out.
Samantha Evans knows she’d never get an invite to rush the Society—not after her dad went to jail for insider trading. But after years of relentless bullying at the hands of the Society’s queen bee, Jessica, she’s ready to take down Jessica and the Society one peg at a time from the inside out.
All it’ll take is a bit of computer hacking, a few fake invitations, some eager rushees...and Sam will get her revenge.
Let the games begin.
The Society is a new young adult contemporary novel that focuses on several issues relevant to our world today - mostly bullying and revenge. There have been a ton of books lately that deal with bullying, as well as a bunch of titles revolving around revenge - so this wasn't anything groundbreaking for me as a reader. It brings the two topics together and adds in the intrigue of a secret society at a prestigious private school, but it wasn't really original and didn't make a big impact on me. Don't get me wrong - the writing was solid, the plot was well done, and the characters were pretty rounded; it just didn't have anything to make it stand out from the other books like it out there right now. I immediately connected with the main character - Samantha - and could really empathize with her situation and feelings. Having been bullied in high school myself, I could easily put myself in Sam's shoes and understand every thought and feeling she experienced. She did get a big annoying after awhile - to be honest, I wanted to smack her a few times to bring her back down to reality. She was a well rounded main character and I enjoyed getting to see the story from her perspective. The author used the first person point of view writing style for the book - which, in my opinion, was a perfect fit for the story. I loved getting to know Sam on such a deeply personal level - her fears, thoughts, memories, plans, and so much more.
Other than getting to know Sam on a very personal level, the rest of the story was rather ordinary and predictable. Again, this is solely my opinion - I'm sure other readers will really enjoy this book. As I mentioned earlier, it's very well done with vivid descriptions, a main character who feels "real" and a great story about revenge. I'm not sure what I was hoping for or expecting before reading this book, but I guess I'm a bit let down due to the reasons I listed. I think fans of the genre should give it a shot, because everyone has different tastes and I know lots of readers will really enjoy it.Jodie Andrefski lives in a tiny town in PA that no one has ever heard of with her teenage daughter. She received her BS in Secondary English Education from Penn State, then taught a few years before changing focus and going back to school for her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling.
Andrefski always loved both reading and writing, and wrote for several websites and magazines before deciding to write novels. She writes YA Contemporary, most of which involves at least some kissing. The Society is her second novel with Entangled Teen.
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