Today’s book was a fun read!
Let’s take a look at Kill All Happies!
This is it. Graduation. And Vic Navarro is throwing the most epic party Rancho Soldado has ever seen. She’s going to pull off the most memorable good-bye ever for her best friends, give Happies—the kitschy restaurant that is her desert town’s claim to fame—a proper send-off into bankruptcy, and oh yes, hook up with her delicious crush, Jake Zavala-Kim. She only needs to keep the whole thing a secret so that her archnemesis, Miss Ann Thrope, Rancho Soldado’s nightmare Town Councilwoman and high school Economics teacher, doesn’t get Vic tossed in jail.
With the music thumping, alcohol flowing, bodies mashing, and Thrope nowhere to be seen, Vic’s party is a raging success. That is, until Happies fans start arriving in droves to say good-bye, and storm the deserted theme park behind the restaurant. Suddenly what was a small graduation bash is more like Coachella on steroids with a side of RASmatazz pie. The night is so not going as planned. And maybe that’s the best plan of all.
Tawney’s Review: This was a book that was fun and easy to read. There were some points that the book went a little into the bizarre though…
But it was fun bizarre! This book was basically about Vic, who is graduating from high school, decided that to throw a graduation party at Happie’s, which was closing for good. The book is set in a course of a couple of days, leading up to the party, the party and the day after the party. Rachel’s writing flowed and her description was vivid enough to put the reader in the setting, especially the graduation party. I wish I had a graduation party like that. Really over the top!
Rachel’s sense of humor could be seen throughout the book. I was laughing here and there out loud. I loved the diverse characters and the setting Rancho Soldado. The book was fun to read, a bit rushed at the end but a great read nevertheless.
Should you read it? Yes! Who doesn’t like a huge party and all the things that could go wrong with it? A fun book that you will finish in a flash.
I received an ARC of this book from Disney-Hyperion in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author:
Rachel Cohn is the bestselling, award-winning author of many books. She lives in Los Angeles with two very cool cats named McNulty and Bunk.
Want to know more? Check out some of these links to great interviews with Rachel:
- Entertainment Weekly
- Teen Book Review
- NY Daily News
- Miss Literati
- The Age/Australia
- Playground/Little Willow
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