Infamous: An It Girl Novel (Book 7)
Cecily von Ziegesar
Poppy (2008)
ISBN 9780316025072
Reviewed by Avni Gupta (age 15) for Reader Views (2/09)

 

When I received “Infamous: An It Girl Novel” in the mail, I was extremely excited to read it. I have loved all of the other books in the “It Girl” series and I really liked the “Gossip Girl” books by this same author as well. As soon as I started reading, I was hooked!

This book starts out with all of the Waverly owls headed in different directions for the Thanksgiving break. Callie is off to Georgia to spend some “quality” time with her mother, after her mother sends her to a spa that almost kills her. All Callie really wants to do is find Easy, her boyfriend who got expelled when he came to save her. When Callie finds a promise ring and a note from Easy saying to meet him on the EmpireStateBuilding on Thanksgiving, Callie definitely isn’t going home to Georgia! Tinsley and Jenny were always going to go to New York, so Callie joins them. Brett, on the other hand, has to go home to New Jersey. When she gets to her house, she sees that her sister’s boyfriend’s parents have taken over the place and turned her normal fun-loving parents into people with sticks up their butts. Brandon and Heath stay at Waverly so they can “bag” the Dunderdorf twins, identical Swiss/ Swedish twin 17-year-olds.  This Thanksgiving is going to be anything but boring!

This book was so good! I couldn’t put it down! There were amazing twists at every corner. I never thought that Tinsley of all people would fall in love, but there she was, in love. I also never saw Tinsley and Jenny as friends but in this book, they become best friends. Who would have thought that that would ever happen?

One thing to watch out for however in this book is the somewhat inappropriate conduct and graphicness of some of the scenes. There were a lot of sexual innuendos in this book. Most of the time, there was also a lot of swearing. If you don’t want to see that kind of stuff in a book, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK!!! I don’t mind that kind of stuff, so I didn’t really care, but I know that I would not recommend this book to my 12-year-old neighbor because I know that this book is not appropriate for her.

Overall though, “Infamous” by Cecily von Ziegesar was really good! One word of caution however, do not read this book if you have not read the six that come before it. You will be amazingly confused if you do!

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