Coast Through Senior Year Graduate Travel Around Europe Join Boyfriend Out East For College That S The Plan Then The Phone Rings Vanessa Has The Next Year Of Her Life Pretty Much Figured Out Sure, There S Some Parental Convincing To Do But She And Her Celebrity Obsessed Gal Pal Taylor Pretty Much Think Their Plan Is Airtight Then Vanessa S Parents Get A Mysterious Phone Call And Drop A Bombshell On Her That She Never Could Have Imagined She Has A Half Brother And He S Coming To Live With Them If That Wasn T Bad Enough, This Half Brother Is None Other Than Hollywood Bad Boy Reed Vaughn He S Famous He S Going To Be A Senior, Too And He S Going To Ruin Vanessa S Life For Sure It was okay I did not necessarily dislike it or like it a lot either A lot of parts bored me to death which caused me to skim some of the pages.Okay, for the most part, my opinion of the book would be too boring It had the appeal of a dead slug I still finished it, though I don t like the feeling of not finishing a book.A lot of stuff bothered me in the book, too Anyway though, I liked Reed being her big brother and how protective he was Another thing would be, I just couldn t connect with Vanessa She was just really shallow On the rare ocassion, I would agree to her but it wouldn t get past that I m not really going to recommend this book. Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.comAlthough I sometimes get irritated by the label of chick lit as a book genre, I m going to be my own oxymoron and say that PLAN B by Jenny O Connell is, indeed, teen chick lit And that I also really liked the book, thoroughly enjoyed it, in fact, and can now no longer say chick lit with my previous snobbish sneer Vanessa has her life all planned out All she has to do is survive the next nine months of senior year at the prestigious and private Cabot Academy, ace her SATs, and then spend a year touring Europe with her best friend, Taylor After that, she ll be than ready to enroll at the same college in Connecticut that her boyfriend, Patrick, attends, and life will be perfect Except life isn t perfect, and it s the definite fault of Reed Vaughn, Hollywood It guy, the most good looking hottie to have graced the planet with his existence in the last several years Taylor is already ga ga over him, and although Vanessa can appreciate his good looks, she s not entirely sure about his appeal Appeal is the last thing on her mind, though, when she finds out that there s to Reed Vaughn than meets the eye he s actually her half brother, the son her father never knew he had As if a previously unknown sibling wasn t bad enough, Reed is coming to stay with her family in Chicago Even that wouldn t have been so bad, if not for the fact that Reed is also a senior, will also be attending Cabot Academy, and will, without a doubt, ruin her life as she knows it Now school is going to be as messed up as her home life, where tensions are running high between her parents and the lack of regular phone calls from boyfriend Patrick is driving Vanessa insane How can she possibly survive this last year of high school with a celebrity brother, a maybe cheating boyfriend, a disgruntled mother, and a shell shocked father All the plans she s worked so hard on getting perfectly arranged might just have to go out the window and it will be time to put PLAN B into action This is a fun story about friendship, family, love, and loss that will have you remembering the ups and downs of having a sibling, and the trials and tribulations of getting ready for college PLAN B is an engaging, entertaining read from a talented new author, and you won t go wrong by picking up a copy. It s hard for me to place Plan B on the genre spectrum It s YA, but with a couple elements that make me hesitate to recommend it to teen readers, including drug use and frank though not detailed sexual activity I enjoyed the book, though, and can say that it s well written and with one of the best unromances I ve encountered.The central theme for the book is Vanessa s need to control her environment and working to overcome her tendency to cling to plans that are overtaken by circumstances Fortunately, Vanessa is a well crafted character and Jenny O Connell does a good job drawing the reader into her world so that I sympathized with Vanessa even as I was frustrated with her clinging to things that have clearly passed their useful lifespan This is nowhere evident than in her relationship with Patrick, the boyfriend who has gone off to college Much of the novel is about Vanessa letting go of the dream of being together eventually in the face of an obvious estrangement that is doing neither of them any good.And I liked Reed Vaughn s character, too He serves mainly as the catalyst for Vanessa s change disrupting her life in ways that only a brother really can Vanessa has no defense against his disruptions, if only because she isn t used to having a brother at all, let alone one with his own overt needs and issues Their relationship, each learning to be a sibling and, eventually, friend, held the book together and kept my interest when it might otherwise have been lost waiting for Vanessa to make the changes she so obviously needs but stubbornly resists.So in all, a good book, just one I ll have a hard time recommending to others without careful consideration beforehand. how would it feel if one day, your perfectly organized life would be disrupted by an unknown brother who also happens to be a star who seems to be popular because he manage to keep his life right on the wrong track fashionably that s how the story evolve and frankly, i think the plot was good, unique and refreshing but the fabulous boyfriend who turned out to be a jerk routine is getting old and maybe it is essential to the story so that the sister who hates her teen star brother s guts would find a common ground but really, she already kissed a guy and she found out that her perfect boyfriend is kissing someone too and he was classified as a jerk does her doubts about not wanting to cheat on her boyfriend an excuse then nevertheless, i somehow enjoy reading jenny s book and i enjoyed it better than book of luke the first book of her that i read this book wasn t phenomenal but it is decent. I mean it wasn t that bad But it was still bad so yeah Cute book I didnt really like the ending though I kind of wish there was a sequel. The popularity of Cinder Ella the single greatest book of this type I ve EVER read has generated a lot of copycats This one is fairly lackluster. Maybe planning everything wasn t really what it s all about Maybe it s not about having a plan, or even a plan B Maybe it s about seeing where life takes you and learning to enjoy the ride This book completely took me by surprise I must admit at first it gave me a headache but after getting 20 pages in it got better Vanessa is a character I could see myself in because she s selfish but doesn t mean to be and she just wants everything to go smoothly Reed is your typical bad boy but his feelings and advice definitely go deeper than that Throughout this book I was planning on giving it 3 or 3.5 stars but by the end I was in my feelings I m not sure if it s because my senior year is coming up and all the changes she went through made me feel some type of way but the character development Reed and Vanessa go through is the major reason for 5 stars Their relationship at the end of the book made my heart flutter and I just love them I really wish there was a sequel to this book that answers all my questions like Did Vanessa choose Yale , Did Reed go back to L.A , Is Reed gonna shed his bad boy persona and become a theater actor I usually hate open ended endings but this is one of the few exceptions Every thing played out perfectly and this book has earned a special place in my heart. So dissappointed in what this book turned out to be I was looking forward to a cute read, because I admit I love a good teen romance novel, and I liked her other books Not only was Vanessa whiny and nothing was ever really good enough, even when she finally loosens up a little I still didn t like the turnout It just wasn t what I expected and I almost gave up on the story all together.
Jennifer O Connell.I haven t been called Jenny in years thankfully , but I thought it was fitting to publish my teen book under the name that still makes me think of high school.My high school days may be long behind me, but I have a lot in common with Vanessa, the main character in PLAN B Like Vanessa, I also went to a small private school I was also mildly obsessed with college from fifth grade on, thanks to a book I read in which one of the characters went to Dartmouth But unlike Vanessa, my brother wasn t a TV star And he didn t drive me crazy I actually still like him As for creating a How To guide for guys, like Emily does in THE BOOK OF LUKE, I can t say that I know enough to write an entire guide, but I did have a blast writing the tips at the beginning of each chapter And I wish a guide like this did exist when I was in high school and college and even after that Last summer I was on Martha s Vineyard doing research for my upcoming Martha s Vineyard Novel series tough job, but somebody s got to do it I hope this books capture what I love so much about the islandAlthough she s written about a reality dating show, a prescient pastry chef, and a woman who inspired an 80 s rock hit, Jennifer has not spent hours dissecting The Bachelor, she can barely follow the directions on the back of a Betty Crocker box, and she can only dream of a long haired, guitar thrashing rocker even giving her a second glance.
- 288 pages
- Plan B
- Jenny O'Connell
- 07 April 2019 Jenny O'Connell