Confessions of a Queen B* by Crista McHugh
(Queen B*, #1)
Publication date: July 28th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
~ Synopsis ~
Alexis Wyndham is the other type of Queen B—the Queen Bitch.
After years of being the subject of ridicule, she revels in her ability to make the in-crowd cower via the exposés on her blog, The Eastline Spy. Now that she’s carved out her place in the high school hierarchy, she uses her position to help the unpopular kids walking the hallways.
Saving a freshman from bullies? Check.
Swapping insults with the head cheerleader? Check.
Falling for the star quarterback? So not a part of her plan.
But when Brett offers to help her solve the mystery of who’s posting X-rated videos from the girls’ locker room, she’ll have to swallow her pride and learn to see past the high school stereotypes she’s never questioned—until now.
~ Review by Kelly ~
****I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you****
Confessions of a Queen B is a contemporary young adult book that is told from the POV of Alexis.
High School. It’s an intense social experiment. Let’s throw a bunch of kids whose brain hasn’t finished growing, their hormones out of control, and who are trying to figure out who they are by what they see in the media and defined by friends to see what happens. Some kids go through high school with happy memories of some of their best years of their lives. While other kids come out with battle scars.
Confessions of a Queen B highlighted what happens in school. Kids are mean to each other, especially girls. I’m still trying to figure out why. Maybe it is human nature to pick on the weakest link. Alexis Wyndham has been attacked by the popular people. To fight back she became the Queen B (B!tch) of the school calling out social injustices as well as everyday issues in high school life. She keeps only two friends and everyone else stays away out of fear. When her sister comes to her with a video of someone filming the girls’ locker room, she uses her power to have it taken down. To make her life worse, she is paired with Brett Pederson, quarterback of the football team and all around Mr. Perfect, for a health education project of caring for a computerized baby for two weeks.
I loved this book. Yes, Alexis is a b!tch. She wields school secrets to hurt/help people as she sees fit. She is just as bad about stereotyping individuals as the “popular people.” But we see changes in the positive throughout the book. She realizes there are more to people then first or second glances. She realizes she might have to take a risk of letting people in to be happy. She can use her power for good instead of ball busting.
While the book is set in high school, it would be appropriate for a mature kid in middle school. It is a quick read with a cliffy ending. I will be looking forward to the next book in the series. I give this 5 books.
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~ About the Author ~
She currently lives in the Audi-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician by day while she continues to pursue writing on nights and weekends.
Just for laughs, here are some of the jobs she’s had in the past to pay the bills: barista, bartender, sommelier, stagehand, actress, morgue attendant, and autopsy assistant.
And she’s also a recovering LARPer. (She blames it on her crazy college days)
For the latest updates, deleted scenes, and answers to any burning questions you have, please check out her webpage.
~ Author Links ~
- Signed copy of Confessions of a Queen B* + a $25 Gift Card to the vendor of the winner’s choice