Sunday, September 06, 2009

The Comeback by Marlene Perez

Sophie Donnelly is one half of the most popular and powerful couple in school, until new girl Angie Vogel shows up and compromises everything. Angie steals Sophie's starring role in the school play, and, worse, her super-popular boyfriend. Sophie has been quickly dispatched to social Siberia, but not for long--she'll do anything it takes to make a triumphant comeback.

The Comeback was a lot of fun for me. A popular girl tries to regain her status by any means necessary and take down the girl that stole her boyfriend... I liked that it stayed fun and no one really got hurt, almost but not really. It was exciting to see Sophie try to navigate high school after dropping down the popularity ladder several rungs after losing her boyfriend. Would she learn something new about herself? Stay the same? Become really mean?

Sophie does get a little bit mean but not so much so that I disliked her. She gets herself into some funny situations thought for sure! By far my favorite part of the book was Sophie's flirtation with her best friend's brother, Dev who was like an annoying older brother to her. It was totally cute to watch, that made the book for me. Do they like each other do they not, do they?

One thing that distracted me a bit was how many secondary characters there were without established personalities. There were so many I was often times confused what I already knew about that person from before in the story etc. So I could have used about half as many secondary characters.

Fun drama-filled (in more ways than one) book with a very sweet romance as well!

The Comeback was released August 1st!
Genre: Young Adult
3.5/5 Stars
ARC provided by publisher


  1. Oh, I hope Sophie learned something new about herself!

  2. Drama, I love drama~!!!

  3. Great review! I'm excited for this book cuz I love Marlene's Death Is... series so it'll be nice to see how she does with a realistic romantic comedy book. :)

  4. Nice! And you know I love the cover.


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