She's So Dead to Us

by Kieran Scott

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | November 7, 2013 | Hardcover

She's So Dead to Us is rated 4 out of 5 by 3.
Ally Ryan would rather be in Maryland. She would rather be anywhere, in fact, than Orchard Hill, site of her downfall. Well, not hers exactly—but when your father’s hedge fund goes south and all your friends lose their trust funds, things don’t look so sunny for you. Her mother moved her to Maryland to flee the shame, but now they’re moving back. Back to the country-club, new-car-every-year, my-family-came-over-on-the-Mayflower lifestyle that Ally has outgrown. One bright spot, however, is gorgeous, intense Jake Graydon. But it won’t be easy for the two of them to be together—not if his friends (her former friends) have anything to say about it. Is Ally ready to get thrown back into the drama of the life she left behind?

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 in

Published: November 7, 2013

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416999515

ISBN - 13: 9781416999515

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So unexpected but I ended up loving this book. (May contain spoilers) Two years ago Ally Ryan and her family abruptly left town after her father's investment scheme lost them and their friends a bunch of money. Ally's family lost everything -- their mansion on the hill, the beach house and Ally's dad ups and leaves the family leaving behind Ally and her mom. Now Ally and her mom are back in Oakville looking for a new start and trying to pick things back up with their former friends. Only problem is, its not going to be easy as all their friends have turned their backs to the Ryan's. The story is told from both Ally and Jake's perspective. Once back in town, Ally meets Jake Graydon, whose family moved to Oakville after Ally left and who coincidentally now lives in Ally's old house. Many times when I was reading that I kept thinking that that's such a guy thing for Jake to think/do/say...which was great. I love him even though sometimes I don't agree with everything he does. He follows along with his friends when he knows what they're doing is hurtful or wrong. Ally is such a rootable character. She doesn't let what her old friends do bring her down. It only makes her stronger and show how much of a bigger person she is. Ally's old friends kept holding onto the past. What happened wasn't Ally's fault, it was her dad's but they hold her responsible for it too. A couple of the friends are sympathetic to Ally but instead of making a stand, they would still follow the group. I love, love, love this book and was not expecting it to be this good. It's a very entertaining and fun read. I definitely will be picking up the sequel soon.
Date published: 2011-07-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good! This is definitely an excellent book for those of you who love to read the YA books. It at the same time can make you filled with the utter most happiness you’ve ever experienced, yet the utter most anger fit into one. The characters in the novel are split into different groups – cresties (rich kids) and norms (the poor), like labeling one another. In the end it makes you realize that maybe labeling one into groups based on their terms is not always the best. Overall, the book was excellent and I’ve heard that this is the first of the trilogy! I can’t wait for the next book... This one left you with a cliffhanger that will just kill you!
Date published: 2010-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from decent Liked the book, kept me interested throughout, but did not like the ending at all. Unless there is supposed to be a sequel, there were so many lose ends that needed to be tied up.
Date published: 2010-07-05

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She's So Dead to Us

She's So Dead to Us

by Kieran Scott

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 in

Published: November 7, 2013

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416999515

ISBN - 13: 9781416999515

Read from the Book

august Oh. My. God. You are never going to believe who I just saw driving through town in a Subaru. Who? Ally. Ryan. You’re not serious. Do I look like I’m laughing? I heard she’s been sunning herself on the French Riviera for the past two years, living off all our college funds. No way. Her dad lost all that money. My mom says they’ve been living in a trailer in West Virginia somewhere, like, under a bridge or something. Oh my God. Did she look malnourished? Her hair was kind of frizzy. . . . I can’t believe she’s back. Does Chloe know? Are you kidding? She sent a 911 text to the girls and they’re already convening at Jump. Unbelievable. Ally Ryan back in Orchard Hill. I cannot wait for the first day of school. ally “So? What do you think?” Hmm. What did I think? I had to take a moment to sort out an answer to that one. Here’s what I came up with. I thought that my ass hurt from sitting for four straight hours on the car ride from Maryland to New Jersey. I thought that the dingy gray condo in front of which I was now standing—discernible as my new home solely by the fact that the movers had propped the storm door open with a cinder block—was butthole hideous. Although, on the bright side, it was exactly the same butthole hideous as every other condominium on this particular block of the Orchard View condo complex, so at least it wasn’t alone in its butthole hideousness. I thought that the last time I had been in Orchard Hill, about eighteen months ago, there had been a gorge
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Ally Ryan would rather be in Maryland. She would rather be anywhere, in fact, than Orchard Hill, site of her downfall. Well, not hers exactly—but when your father’s hedge fund goes south and all your friends lose their trust funds, things don’t look so sunny for you. Her mother moved her to Maryland to flee the shame, but now they’re moving back. Back to the country-club, new-car-every-year, my-family-came-over-on-the-Mayflower lifestyle that Ally has outgrown. One bright spot, however, is gorgeous, intense Jake Graydon. But it won’t be easy for the two of them to be together—not if his friends (her former friends) have anything to say about it. Is Ally ready to get thrown back into the drama of the life she left behind?

About the Author

Kieran Scott is the winner of Best Food Photographer in the 2000 Perigueux World Cookbook Awards.

Appropriate for ages: 12