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  1. Whitley Birks Whitley Birks says:

    Seereviews on my blogA cliffhanger does not mean the same thing as randomly cauterizing your plot in the middle of the rising action, but no one bothered to tell this book There is no climax to this thing, no resolution of any sort Instead the book just gets chopped off in the middle of set up It builds and builds and builds and then HAH, NOPE, YOU GET NOTHING And that is not a cliffhanger, that is prematurely ejaculated book.If not for that ending, I would have rated it higher It was Seereviews on my blogA cliffhanger does not mean the same thing as randomly cauterizing your plot in the middle of the rising action, but no one bothered to tell this book There is no climax to this thing, no resolution of any sort Instead the book just gets chopped off in the middle of set up It builds and builds and builds and then HAH, NOPE, YOU GET NOTHING And that is not a cliffhanger, that is prematurely ejaculated book.If not for that ending, I would have rated it higher It wasn t really for me, but mostly because of style choices I didn t like the faux diary style it was writtenlike regular narration with an overabundance of quirks than like a diary but others will It had had a very young teenage voice, which is appropriate given that all the characters are freshmen The pace was extremely slow and plodding at the start, but it picked up right before the epic literary blueballing With five characters, there was a lot of setting up to be done, and it got rather tedious, but for people who enjoy slice of life high school it would probably be fine It s pretty clear that the author has favorites, though Jagger barely got any page time at all Between the young voice and the mired in early HS drama, it just wasn t for me, but I can see how others would like it.The biggest problem I had other than the COMPLETEL LACK OF AN ENDING, NOT GOING TO FORGET THAT was how much it failed to deliver on the premise The idea is that all these kids are pretenders, faking their way to popularity or whatever, and the whole point of publishing their journals is to expose how hard they are working to cover up this or that Well I didn t see a lot of pretending going on Vanessa was a girl who worked really hard at her grades and got good grades and didn t try to act like anything else was going on Lily was a girl who desperately wanted to be normal so she acted in the way she desperately wanted Ooo, wow, such drama And so on and so forth No one was particularly trying to pretend at anything Wanting something and then going after that something is not pretending, that s just the human experience I think this premise might have played better if we could seeof the school and where they stood in the esteem of their classmates, but the cast size is very small As far as we know, each of these characters only interacts with two or three people on any given day, which makes it hard to feel like they re putting on any kind of a show How can you show without an audience A review copy was provided free through NetGalley


  2. Carole (Carole& Carole (Carole& says:

    This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books one didn t work for me at all I hate writing less than favorable reviews If I am not enjoying a book, I will usually not finish the book and don t spend any time writing a review for it This was one of those books that kept me reading and things were heading towards a generous 3 star rating before I got to the last parts of this book.This book is told through journal entries from a group of high school students It took me a whil This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books one didn t work for me at all I hate writing less than favorable reviews If I am not enjoying a book, I will usually not finish the book and don t spend any time writing a review for it This was one of those books that kept me reading and things were heading towards a generous 3 star rating before I got to the last parts of this book.This book is told through journal entries from a group of high school students It took me a while to really remember what was going on in each of the kid s lives The two male students were a littledistinctive but the three female students tended to blend a bit in my head I did eventually get a better feel for each of the characters and it helped that their lives started to becomeconnected as the book progressed.My biggest problem with this book is the ending I should really say the lack of an ending I have read books that end in cliffhangers and while it is not my favorite, I have learned to deal with it This was worse than a normal cliffhanger This felt like someone ripped a book in half and only gave you part of it There was no resolution whatsoever when this book came to an abrupt stop Instead of making me want to rush out and grab the next book in this series, I am completely turned off from this series I am not recommending this book to others I liked the concept of following this group of students through their journal entries but considering the fact that there is no resolution when the book comes to an abrupt stop, I found it to be a very unsatisfying read I received a digital review copy of this book from the Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Poppy via NetGalley.Initial ThoughtsWhy did I even read this This was not good I thought about giving up at one point but decided to push on I should have stopped while I was ahead It took me a while to really get a feel for each of the kids and I wouldn t say that I really liked any of them I probably would have rated the book 3 stars if it wasn t for that ending Or I should say the lack of an ending The book just stopped without resolving anything This was worse than a cliffhanger because we finally got just a little bit of action and then there was nobook I won t bother reading the next book in the series


  3. Lynn Lynn says:

    Consider yourself WARNED this book is the first of a series and it just ends Full stop, no closure for any of the characters You will have to read the next book if you want to know how any of this works out.I LOVED this book until it ended Everything about it drew me in, and I turned pages like crazy And thenit just ended Every single character was left dangling with a full stop cliff hanger I ve never been so furious I don t mind books that are part of a series with an over all arc, Consider yourself WARNED this book is the first of a series and it just ends Full stop, no closure for any of the characters You will have to read the next book if you want to know how any of this works out.I LOVED this book until it ended Everything about it drew me in, and I turned pages like crazy And thenit just ended Every single character was left dangling with a full stop cliff hanger I ve never been so furious I don t mind books that are part of a series with an over all arc, but I expect each individual book to have some form of closure at the end This had none of it Worst of all, there was no warning that this would be the case that this was the first book in a series If I had known that, I wouldn t have started it until the next book was available I feel so used and frustrated


  4. ♥ Innocent Lamb ~ Forever Reading ♥ - AKA Smarties ♥ Innocent Lamb ~ Forever Reading ♥ - AKA Smarties says:

    My reaction to this book can be summed up in one little gif For me, the highlight of this book would probably be the blurb and the deceptively pretty cover.Unfortunately, the lowlight would have to be everything else My reaction to this book can be summed up in one little gif For me, the highlight of this book would probably be the blurb and the deceptively pretty cover.Unfortunately, the lowlight would have to be everything else


  5. Michelle Wrona Michelle Wrona says:

    Is it possible to say that this is Lisi Harrison s worst book and I didn t enjoy it that muchYes, you got it Massie Block After becoming obsessed with Lisi sCliqueseries and finishing it many years ago when the final book was released, I was very sadThe Cliquewas an amazing series and it was one of the first series books that brought me into the YA Fiction world, and look at where I am today But it s already been many years, and I ve been waiting for something else by Lisi HIs it possible to say that this is Lisi Harrison s worst book and I didn t enjoy it that muchYes, you got it Massie Block After becoming obsessed with Lisi sCliqueseries and finishing it many years ago when the final book was released, I was very sadThe Cliquewas an amazing series and it was one of the first series books that brought me into the YA Fiction world, and look at where I am today But it s already been many years, and I ve been waiting for something else by Lisi Harrison Then boomPretenderscomes out but I was afraid to see what would come out from it The summary didn t really sound captivating and it was somewhat childish When you compare an adult book to this, you just want to laugh This is nothing, and I definitely see that this should be released as a 9 12 years old fiction book It s very light and immature and if you re looking for a hardcore gorgeous romance contemporary, just run away from this book But I still overall recommend it It wasn t absolutely horrible or unbearable to read It was justokayIn an English class, everyone is assigned a journal A journal where five freshman students will be spending time writing about their daily lives and secrets and hopes and dreams But then, their hopes and dreams are revealed to everyone, and no one s safe from keeping secrets This book was somewhat a much dumber, crazier but less hectic version of The Clique It focuses on the same concepts and drama and I just felt that there was a Massie everywhere, and her ghost LOL Am I weird Okay, but they did make Massie references which fans will definitely understand and catch all throughout this book My main dilemma with this book was that I didn t catch any moral and uniqueness than from any other contemporary books It was just so bland and plain and we all saw what was coming I won t say that I was extremely bored, because I obviously wasn t, but what was the meaning of this I seriously have to call a philosopher and tell them to read this book and tell me Close your eyes Obviously you won t and can t cause you need to read this But picture two guys and five girls writing about their love lives and problems in a journal Doesn t that sound cheesy I know right I was dumb for picking this up, though Just because your favourite author has written a new book, doesn t mean that you should pick the book up Just look at Maggie Stiefvater s The Raven Boys and The Scorpio Races The characters in this book were okay, I have to admit that I all loved and enjoyed reading their POVs equally, and they all had different wacky personalities which really brightened up the book Everyone had something different and cute about them Here was what the romance was like THERE WAS NO ROMANCE WHATSOEVER Sure there was some flirting and maybe a few kisses here and there, but I m very surprised because this is written by The Lisi Harrison master of making girls hearts squirm And this is just another reason why this book was so immature and weird This whole book didn t really have any events We were on a hill to the top the whole time, and then in the end, it just ended where everything just began, if you know what I mean This is very horrible to do to the reader, but I made it Although I completely recommend it to someone who doesn t really want a plot, I don t think I ll be interested in reading the sequel and the rest of this series


  6. Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤ Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤ says:

    Every year at the fucktabulous Noble High, 5 students are nominated as the most outstanding of that year They are dubbed the Phoenix Five One of these spectacular teens has snagged the personal journals of the rest, and wants to expose them all as fakes This individual distributes the journals to the entire school for all to see Basically what you get are the ramblings of five teens One girl who pretends to be various actresses, two forgettable guys, some other random chick The final tee Every year at the fucktabulous Noble High, 5 students are nominated as the most outstanding of that year They are dubbed the Phoenix Five One of these spectacular teens has snagged the personal journals of the rest, and wants to expose them all as fakes This individual distributes the journals to the entire school for all to see Basically what you get are the ramblings of five teens One girl who pretends to be various actresses, two forgettable guys, some other random chick The final teen is a girl who is obsessed with one of the guys and stalks him She also steals his stuff and hoards it in her closet The journals consist of crushes, teen angst, crushes,teen angst, parties, unattainable crushes, and last but not least, teen angst It bored me to tears.If you need a teen angst fix, I highly recommend watching these guys They got it right Just to add, this book wins the award for worst ending in the history of any book I have ever read Simply because there isn t one Zero Ninja BunnehsArc received in exchange for an honest review


  7. Anna Anna says:

    A reminder that I m too old for these kinds of books I ve never read the Clique series, but Lisi Harrison has a good presence in the adolescent genre and if she tried, her writing can appeal to amature audience The real big problem I had with this book is that there isn t a clear satisfaction that the reader can take away since the book s seemingly only purpose is to set up the characters, the backgrounds, and their problems only to find that the end is a cliffhanger I don t think it co A reminder that I m too old for these kinds of books I ve never read the Clique series, but Lisi Harrison has a good presence in the adolescent genre and if she tried, her writing can appeal to amature audience The real big problem I had with this book is that there isn t a clear satisfaction that the reader can take away since the book s seemingly only purpose is to set up the characters, the backgrounds, and their problems only to find that the end is a cliffhanger I don t think it could be possible to have a favorite character or a favorite moment, but perhaps this can be traced back to the fact that I m nearing the quarter life crisis where most thoughts of fictional teenagers seem banal Or maybe I m missing out on something because I ve gotten this advanced copy before the actual publication date, and some things may change Otherwise, I felt like three quarters of the book is missing, and I would actually have to put my money into getting the second book to finish the first This must be what getting an Xbox One feels like


  8. Colette Colette says:

    Loved it Can t wait to find out what happens in the rest of the saga


  9. Michelle (Pink Polka Dot Books) Michelle (Pink Polka Dot Books) says:

    4.5 Stars Each year the yearbook at Noble High announces The Phoenix Five The five most outstanding freshman, chosen to represent the class But as the next school year begins, someone has decided that these five are nothing but fakes and they ve decided to prove it It seems that in freshman year English class students were made to keep a journal One that was never to be read by anyone, not even the teacher But now each of The Phoenix Five s journals have been stolen and leaked to the ent 4.5 Stars Each year the yearbook at Noble High announces The Phoenix Five The five most outstanding freshman, chosen to represent the class But as the next school year begins, someone has decided that these five are nothing but fakes and they ve decided to prove it It seems that in freshman year English class students were made to keep a journal One that was never to be read by anyone, not even the teacher But now each of The Phoenix Five s journals have been stolen and leaked to the entire school and what will they reveal Maybe it will show that none of these students were ever deserving of awards Maybe it will reveal secrets that no one was ever meant to see The kicker here The person who stole and released the journals is one of The Phoenix Five him herself My Thoughts This was a total impulse pick up for me I was at the library, saw it on the NEW shelf, remembered seeing it on one of my New Releases posts a while ago, and grabbed it I figured a book written entirely by journal entries was definitely something I would like and it was This book is written in alternating journal entries from five freshman starting Noble High who all end up being interconnected Every one of them has secrets Some came with baggage and some create it as they go, but they all end up in a mess one way or the other Here is a summary of these characters Sheridan A drama girl who strives for the lead in every play and she s usually successful Her BFF and only real friend , Audri, seems to be slipping away due to a crush and the super annoying Octavia.Andrew Basketball Life Due to his parents financial situation, his dream of playing varsity is severely put in jeopardy until his sister shows him a way to come up with the money Be a walking billboard.Lily Ex Homie homeschooler who is a little overwhelmed by socializing at Pub public school The deal she made with her mom is that she maintains straight A s or she s being yanked back home But Lily is too worried about socializing and obsessing over Andrew to focus on school.Vanessa A type A who just wants a peaceful home life Unfortunately the only time her parents don t fight is when she brings home some type of award or awesome grade Now she s crushing on Blake Lily s closeted gay BFF and desperately trying to keep her family together.Jagger Emancipated minor who s parents are apparently in jail He lives in the back of a pet store in exchange for a place to sleep Known only by Jagger, like Madonna or Cher The mystery surrounding him intrigues his classmates, especially Audri.I really really enjoyed reading this book I can t find a better word for these characters other than fun I had so much fun reading about them that I became a little bit addicted to it and ended up reading this far too late into the night I love books that make me do that My favorite person to read about was Sheridan She has all the typical insecurities of a teenage girl, but she s a talented actress which she couldn t be without confidence In order to gain this confidence, she adopts personas of different actresses and the characters they portray Usually something like this would annoy me, but that didn t happen here I mean high school is hard I wish I would have figured out how to channel some confident girl when I was in 9th grade Even if it was an act There s nothing worse than wearing your insecurities on your sleeve in high school I have a feeling that Sheridan is going to learn how to be herself someday, but until then, I like seeing her become all these different charactersThe big surprise for me was how intense and fast everything happened right at the end of the book It left me a little too cut off I get a cliffhanger in a series, but this felt a little unfinished Also I didn t know this was a series although I figured it out when I was still in September at 1 2 way through But the series thing is okay with me as long as I don t have to WAIT forever for the next book Because I really really want to know what happens And at this point it is really hard to imagine how in the hell these kids are going to end up getting chosen as most outstanding freshman They are all a little crazy and odd and they aren t exactly hiding it.I will say that if you re looking for something intense and for the secrets to be like life or death, this probably isn t your book The secrets are definitelyof the everyday kind I found it a nice break from books that have me rolling my eyes thinking yeah right this could happen Most of the stuff that happens in this book isdown to Earth.OVERALL So fun I really had fun reading this book which consisted of alternating journal entries I loved how all five characters were so different, but at the same time they all meshed together If you feel like reading something fresh and different, I would definitely recommend this fun, drama filled series I also think this would be perfect for younger teens and or fans of Pretty Little Liars.My Blog


  10. Elsa Elsa says:

    To be honest, I was quite disappointed In fifth and sixth grade, I was obsessed with the Clique novels I loved Alphas even , when that series came out Monster High was okay, but I never did get around to reading the last book.When I heard the premise Three girls, two guys, five secrets , I thought it sounded exciting, and so I checked it out It was not what I was expecting.The entire novel felt like a watered down version of Pretty Little Liars for the younger set The characters were To be honest, I was quite disappointed In fifth and sixth grade, I was obsessed with the Clique novels I loved Alphas even , when that series came out Monster High was okay, but I never did get around to reading the last book.When I heard the premise Three girls, two guys, five secrets , I thought it sounded exciting, and so I checked it out It was not what I was expecting.The entire novel felt like a watered down version of Pretty Little Liars for the younger set The characters were boring, self absorbed, and shallow Each felt cookie cutter You had your boy next door basketball jock, the drama queen, an overachiever perfectionist, and the dorky skater girl There even was the gay best friend and hot popular older sister The only character who really caught my attention was Jagger, who would be the typical loner bad boy with a mysterious past except that he s emancipated, and apparently his parents are on death row, which takes the mysterious past thing to an entirely different level.Duffy, the jock, reminded me so much of another not so smart basketball player in a different book However, the other character was eleven years old, while Duffy is fourteen or fifteen Just goes to show the level of maturity of the protagonists here.I really hated how, as soon as the girls especially Lily, the dork found some guy they found attractive, it was like their entire worlds revolved around him Lily stalks Duffy, steals pretty much anything he s touched for her collection, and leaves home school for public school to getface time with him She blows hundreds of dollars on stuff he tells her to buy, not seeing that he s just using her Vanessa, the overachiever, was another disappointment While I do like how sharp and cunning she is, I feel like her motives are flimsy and too blatant When I get an A, my parents take us out to this restaurant, where they don t argue I mean, come on, couldn t she have something a bit deeper Something about how good grades are something she feels like she has control over while the rest of her world is spinning loose, or how she defines herself by her GPA And of course, as soon as she meets this super cute guy who s gay, but she doesn t know that it s game over and her grades go down It s like the book is saying it s impossible to balance a social life and academics, or that loooooveeelike infatuation gives you the right to let your studies slip A digression Noble High is supposedly the best school in the country However, these students throw parties and worry muchabout which boy likes them than their studies Duffy and Sheridan are not on the intelligent side A school where 47% of the graduating seniors go to Ivies would almost certainly require an entrance exam and essay for admission, even if it s a public school, and the entire student body would be comprised of Vanessas, uptight perfectionists And the freshmen would be takingthan one AP class, which may be good at a regular high school but not at the top institute in the nation, and I doubt Algebra would be even offered as a course, as that s so seventh grade And yes, I would know this for a fact I will be reading the sequel, but if it fails to impress, it s unlikely I ll be looking at the third Random side note I did like how she intentionally dated these, though I was a freshman in the 2012 2013 school year, like these kids, so that was cool


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Pretenders ❴Ebook❵ ➨ Pretenders Author Lisi Harrison – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Three girls, two guys, five secret journalsThe five most popular students at Noble High have secrets to hide secrets they wrote down in their journals Now one of their own exposes the private entries Three girls, two guys, five secret journalsThe five most popular students at Noble High have secrets to hide secrets they wrote down in their journals Now one of their own exposes the private entries I am leaking these because I m tired and I know you are too The success bar is too high and pretending has become the only way to reach it Instagrams are filtered, Facebook profiles are embellished, photos are shopped, reality TV is scripted, body parts get upgraded like software, and even professional athletes are cheating The things we believe in aren t real We are Pretenders.

  • ebook
  • 304 pages
  • Pretenders
  • Lisi Harrison
  • 23 September 2019
  • 0316222348

About the Author: Lisi Harrison

Lisi Harrison is the author of the New York Times best selling series The Clique , Alphas , Monster High, Pretenders, and her first adult novel The Dirty Book Club out Lisi was born in Toronto, Canada, and lived in NYC for years while she worked at MTV She now lives in Laguna Beach, CA and is a member or her own Dirty Book Club.