Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Market by J.M. Steele

Kate Winthrop- 71

Kate doesn't know about the market. That is until Gretchen tells her she is number 71. Horrified by her ranking Kate sets out to rise to the top and be the late bloomer. She enlists the help of her two best friends, Dev and Callie, to help her get too "Blue Chip" status.

Kate starts by getting a whole new wardrobe. All new vintage clothes are sure to help her along the way. To give her an even more edgy look she decides to change her name to Kat. All Kate needs to do now is get into the Proud Crowd and get one of those shiny "P" necklaces.

Armed with a new wardrobe, new haircut, and a new name Kate gets ready to take Millbank high and the Millbank Social Stock Market by storm. Let's just hope she doesn't get so obsessed that she forgets who her real friends are.

I thought this book was good. It was a very original idea. It's not about a popular girl. It's not a love story. It's about an unpopular girl and her climb to popularity. But is popularity really worth loosing your best friends and everything else? I don't think it is. Some people sacrifice their personal style to be cool and I think that this is what this book tried to address. Having all that stuff won't be worth much if you don't have anyone who really likes you to share it with. You can buy The Market at Borders or other book stores.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Internet Dating is not Like Ordering a Pizza by Cherie Burbach

Have you become frustrated with Internet dating?

If you've tried online dating and given up, or even if you thought the Internet wasn't right for you, this book will give you the courage to try again, this time armed with specific illustrations on what really works - from the profile through the dating stage.

Don't waste another minute wondering why some people seems to have Internet dating success while you're still waiting for a response to your online ad. Through dozens of concrete examples, dating expert Cherie Burbach will show you how to write an eye-catching profile, search for, and meet the right person online.

So I can't really say these tips work since I've never tried internet dating but some of the tips would probably work in normal dating. The tips seemed pretty good and well I bet they were since the author is a dating consultant.

I wouldn't recommend this to people under 20. Just because well it's just a bit odd when you are internet dating when you are 16. If you are trying internet dating and you can't find anyone who interests you or someone who is interested in you I think these tips would probably work.