On the surface, 17-year-old Alex has it made; she is beautiful and smart. Plus, she's best friends with M., the absolute most popular girl in school. Feeling bored with their fancy Orange County suburban town, Alex and M. decide to check out L.A.'s glitzy nightlife scene.
Pretending to be 19, Alex and M. meet Trevor and Connor, two rich older guys. At first, Alex can't believe her luck--she gets to hang out at hip Hollywood houseparties and downtown L.A. clubs. These weekend trips into the city become the perfect distraction for Alex, who is secretly struggling with her failing senior year grades, her absentee father, and her clueless mom.
But, after the initial fun wears off for Alex, she is forced to reevaluate her friendship with M., who is hiding some secrets beneath her perfect Burberry-clad exterior...in Alyson Noël's Faking 19.
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A Real Awakening On How Your High School Years Could Be
Really awakening book. I surely won’t make the same mistakes the girls did in this book. I hope nobody has to go thru this. 🙏
I love it
This book is amazing Alison nöel is very talented
Not quite what you may expect
I thought this book was going to be like an Ellen Hopkins/Go Ask Alice/etc, about girls that go through especially horrific and tragic events, but its much more PG than that. I'm not even sure of the relevance of the title because the girls only fake 19 for a few pages, and the "drug" use and "sex" is minimal.... Honestly no more than your average pretty/popular high school girl. Not really a bad book, just far from what it is portrayed as. It's more of a telling of 2 relatively average girls' senior year of high school.