Top critical review
tried to be zany but came off a bit irritating
Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2016
I really, really wanted to love this one. I had heard that it was hysterical and I had read one other Stephanie Bond book that I liked a lot. I was also excited because the Atlanta setting since I lived there up until last year. At the end of the day I think this was the only thing I really enjoyed, that coming home feeling when you read about familiar places.
Overall, it just didn't work for me. Carlotta was alright, but I didn't connect with her and I really wanted her to back off and let her brother learn from his own mistakes. I don't think you ever succeed if someone never lets you learn how to fail. I found it very irritating the way she was with him. I liked a few of the minor characters a lot so the story wasn't a total loss, but I am not really sold on the series.