It Started with a Dare by Lindsay Faith Rech

It Started with a Dare

byLindsay Faith Rech

Kobo ebook | September 13, 2010

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Self-proclaimed nobody CG Silverman sees her move to an upscale new school as her chance to be somebody different. Her devil-may-care attitude attracts the in-clique, and before CG realizes it, a routine game of truth or dare launches her to iconic status.

While this rebel image helps secure CG’s newfound popularity, it also propels her through a maze of unprecedented chaos, with each new lie and every dare opening doors that, in most cases, were better off left shut.

CG is on a collision course with disaster. Will she be able to keep up the façade? Or will the whole world find out she’s a fraud?

Title:It Started with a DareFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 13, 2010Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547505086

ISBN - 13:9780547505084

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW I loved this book. I am 23 years old but with my learning disabilities, I only read at a 4-5th grade level. I never read, but now that I have a son, I want him to see me read more so he doesn't see reading as a chore or something to be hated. This is the second book I have fully read on my own in my life. I loved how it kept you reading, I never wanted to put it down. I finished reading it a few days ago and I still think about it. It reminded me about what high school was really like for a young girl (not that I did any of the things she did). It reminded me about the many different 'pedestals' in high school, popular, geeks, nerds, losers etc. I would really recommend this book to anyone.
Date published: 2010-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Courtesy of Lost for Words CG is hoping to reinvent herself. New school, new crowd, why shouldn't she be popular this time around? No one knows her here, she can be whoever she wants to be. She ups the ante with a simple game of truth or dare. Telling the truth isn't hard for CG, but she prefers to embellish her answers. As for the dare, well, the more outrageous, why not? Her devil-may-care attitude gets her in the door with the popular crowd, but once there, she needs to maintain the status quo. I, curiously, enjoyed reading about CG and did connect with her on some level. The more I read though, the more my head started shaking. I could just imagine where she was headed, and kept pleading with her to stop. Of course, she's a fictional character and can't hear or comprehend what I'm saying, so that didn't help matters any. She is a loveable character, though she does some daft things. Her character does evolve and there is hope for her. Whether she continues on the path she is on, or realizes what she is doing and stops, is another matter entirely. The integral characters to the book are all richly realized. They are fleshed out and you can't help but feel sorry for some, or roll your eyes at certain others. Regardless, they are all human, and this book goes to show that what some may constitute as fun, may unintentionally harm others. The humour throughout the book kept the general atmosphere tongue in cheek, without being cloyingly sweet. CG's use of expletives was abundant and varied; some of her outbursts had me laughing out loud, they were so off the wall. All in all, a lighthearted book about the measures that people will take to fit in. Well worth the read, the moral of the story is pure. This will definitely be a book that I remember, especially for the lessons on what not to do to fit in. Disclaimer: This book was obtained through netgalley, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for sending me this copy to review.
Date published: 2010-07-28