Review: Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik

 Epic Fail by Claire Lazebnik: Book CoverEpic Fail by Claire LaZebnik 

  • Pub. Date: August 2011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Paperback , 304pp
  • Sales Rank: 103,973
  • Age Range: Young Adult

Synopsis:

Will Elise’s love life be an epic win or an epic fail?

At Coral Tree Prep in Los Angeles, who your parents are can make or break you. Case in point:

As the son of Hollywood royalty, Derek Edwards is pretty much prince of the school—not that he deigns to acknowledge many of his loyal subjects.

As the daughter of the new principal, Elise Benton isn’t exactly on everyone’s must-sit-next-to-at-lunch list.

When Elise’s beautiful sister catches the eye of the prince’s best friend, Elise gets to spend a lot of time with Derek, making her the envy of every girl on campus. Except she refuses to fall for any of his rare smiles and instead warms up to his enemy, the surprisingly charming social outcast Webster Grant. But in this hilarious tale of fitting in and flirting, not all snubs are undeserved, not all celebrity brats are bratty, and pride and prejudice can get in the way of true love for only so long.

Lisa’s Thoughts:

I really enjoyed Epic Fail, I had read quite a few reviews on this book and just sounded like a great read and it really was.  I  started and finished it in one day.  I got hooked and just could not put the book down.  It really had everything to do with the characters and hoping that things were going to work out how I wanted them too.  

Claire LaZabinek created a story that could have taken place at any school across the country.  Being in Hollywood does not really change the economic differences between students.  Nor does it change how other students would respond to the principal’s kids being in the same school. This is one of the things that I really liked about this book was how true it really is.  The pressures and stress of being different showed up for all of these students.  

Even though, this really is a pretty tough subject to deal with it was done in a light and friendly way in the book.  It was an easy read that by the end had me smiling because it just played out in such a great way.  Sure there were times that I was frustrated with what was going on or cursing different characters for being stupid or selfish but that is all part of being a teen.  

Overall, I just really enjoyed this read.  I don’t know what else to say except I will be reading more from this author.

My Rating:

Really 4 and a half penguins but I don’t want to cut one in half.  A very enjoyable story. 

 

  • Great review. Loved this book too!