[ eBook ] All-American GirlAuthor Meg Cabot – Blockdiagramwiring.co
TOP TEN REASONS Why Samantha Madison Feels Like Her Life Might Just Be Over Her Big Sister Is The Most Popular Girl In School Her Little Sister Is A Certified Genius She S In Love With Her Big Sister S Boyfriend She Got Caught Selling Celebrity Portraits In School And Now She S Being Forced To Take Art Classes She S Just Saved The President Of The United States From An Assassination Attempt So The Whole World Thinks She Is A Hero Even Though Sam Knows She Is Far, Far From Being A Hero And Now She S Been Appointed Teen Ambassador To The UN And The Reason Sam S Life Is Utterly And Completely Over The President S Son Just Might Be In Love With Her Short, fast paced, easy read and hilarious like all of Meg Cabot s books.The story was a bit similar the writing style to the princess diaries series.Highly recommended this for teens. I love this book I read it when I was in the fifth grade and when I reread it now it brings back so many old memories, good and bad I remember back in fifth grade I had like the biggest crush on these 2 guys who shall remain nameless and I just wouldn t shut up about it Honestly I m a bit shocked I got through the fifth grade without getting strangled by my friends at least once I talked about these 2 guys so much that I started code naming them Jack and David from the character in All American Girl I mean, it was crazy because I d be like Did you know that Jack looked back at me on math and my friend would be like OK which one is jack again Thinking back about it, I just want to scream I led such an embarrassing life when I was little But it wasn t all crazy and horrible, this book actually made me a whole lot braver I actually got the guts to give one of my crush chocolate on valentines day so I kinda gave everyone chocolates to cover my tracks but his was the biggest I tried my best to be subtle about it, okay I really did Don t laugh at me because I was like OK if Sam can finally be brave enough to face David at the art class and she ended up with him then so can i so I literally threw a huge pack of Toblerone at Jack and I was like Here and he looked positively scared because we ve never even talked before and Jack was like Whoa This is for me and I said Yeah then he said Thanks and at the end of the day I heard he started dating a senior and I cried then I swore off boys forever The end.I could relate to Sam because she is a middle child and so am i Her sister is super popular and so was my sister We re both treated like we re invisible and there s nothing special about us except the fact that we both just really really love art I literally acted like Sam the weird artistic girl who cares about stuff no one bothered to care about and I even started comparing everyone I knew in real life to the characters from this book That s how much I loved it I even quoted words from it and spoke like the way the characters in this book did I read this book at least twice every month and everytime my Mom caught me reading it she would roll her eyes and made a rude comment about me not having a life Everytime we travelled I d bring this book, Confession of a Teenage Drama Queen and Philip Pullman s The Golden Compass with me Trust me, those 3 books are the most battered looking book I own and I m not the kind of person who would treat my books with disrespect I just loved those 3 books so much that they re almost always with me like a rag doll or something, I even dared to write my name at the first page of those books with glittered pen, curlicues and all Now I can t say that this book is the best book I ve ever read or to say that this book is even better than so and so but it has sentimental value and it was one of the very first books I ve read so it left such a great impression on me and that matters to me so 5 5 through and through, forever and always for this one no matter how much embarrassing shit it has put me through. Samantha is caught selling celebrity portraits at school and so her mother decides that maybe she needs a creative outlet and signs her up for art classes Samantha does not want to take art classes, she doesn t think that they would be any use to her, and when she runs it by her older sister s boyfriend, Jack whom she s secretly in love with he totally agrees with her Samantha decides to just go to the first class and then she ll ditch it, but she finds that it is actually kind of interesting, and that there is also a boy her age Then one day after she has skipped class, and hung out in the CD store upstairs for an hour she comes out and sees the president walking into a store, but what she also sees is a man with a gun aiming for his head Before Samantha can really think about it, she tackles the guy with the gun and saves the president s life Samantha, as she sees it, thinks her life is over.Top Ten Things You Should Know Before You Read This Book 1 It made me laugh.2 I was highly amused by the top ten lists littered throughout the book telling the story of what Samantha had gotten herself into.3 Some parts of the story were slightly unrealistic and made me want to gag.4 I didn t care for the age different between Samantha and David.5 I thought that sometimes Samantha got a little ahead of herself and needed to respect authority.6 I thought Samantha s sister was a pretty interesting character.7 I didn t care for Samantha s sister s boyfriend, I thought that he needed to grow up and get over himself, I also couldn t see what her sister was doing hanging around this kind of scum.8 I thought that the fact that Samantha was in love a little unrealistic for someone that young.9 Overall I enjoyed this book.10 I d probably recommend it Taken from my book reviews blog Sopho Samantha Madison is redheaded, a middle child, left handed, and, in her opinion, one of the only teenage girls left who have not succumbed to the soul sucking fashion trends of modern day society She s a wannabe radical she dyed her wardrobe black, and she s in love with her popular older sister Lucy s boyfriend Jack, who s as radical as they get Sam thinks it s the end of her already lousy world when, as a punishment for bad grades, her parents send her to art lessons at Susan Boone s Sam s a good artist, but she doesn t take well to criticism, and so when on the first day Susan Boone accuses her of not drawing what she knows, Sam decides not to come back Ever Which turns out to be a good thing, because while she s hiding from Susan Boone at the following lesson, she manages to stop an assassination attempt on the president All of a sudden Sam is the it girl at her school, the US, and the whole world The president awards her the position of teen ambassador to the UN, and his cute son David who is also in Susan Boone s art class thinks there s something special about Sam Only Sam knows there s nothing very heroic about what she did And she doesn t understand why David s being so nice to her, or why her heart skitters when he smiles at her, or why she feels so bad after David finds out she had used him to make Jack jealous at a party Because she s totally in love with Jack Right What fun ALL AMERICAN GIRL is People of all ages will enjoy this book Samantha is an amazing protagonist, and her narration will pull you along like nothing ever had Highly recommended Audiobook rating 4,5 starsContent rating 4 starsShort, fast paced and exactly what I imagined Samantha would sounds like I really, really enjoy this audiobook A sweet reminiscent of what my taste as a tween is like I definitely couldn t appreciate this book as much as I appreciated it as a silly little girl, but I think it s still a reasonably good book to read for a silly, angsty tween P I haven t read this in years It isn t exactly as I remember, but still entertaining I am really glad I got through the phase of being like Sam fast when I was growing up the lack of maturity, the know it all demeanorit is grating now, whereas I had been all YAS GRL as a middle schooler high schooler Signs that 10 years of maturing experiences change one s perspective. Top 10 Reasons I Found This Book Amazing1 Samantha is genuinely funny She has a great sarcastic quality Everything she says thinks has a bit of an edge to it.2 Samantha is a bit of a badass Yes, she jumps on the back of a man with a gun, but even brave than that was when she confesses how she feels about David.3 Samantha s confused and messed up and anxious about boys specifically Jack and David She s exactly like I was with boys when I was in high school.4 Samantha has a wonderful family They are supportive even her sisters, which is amazing and rare Her mom and dad are a perfect balance of strict but loving.5 David is book boyfriend goals He is sweet and determined He is forgiving and funny He is smart and witty Even after he finds out some not perfect aspects of Samantha he still likes her 6 Samantha isn t your typical heroine where she is perfect and knows what she wants She s imperfectly perfect She has failures along the way but she learns from them.7 Susan Boone That is the art teacher I wanted She s not only a great educator but when her student of three weeks shows up with bread at her house randomly, she s super cool with it 8 Samantha is a great bestie She s supportive of Catherine wanting to date a guy from the local arcade, even going as far as going to a popular girl she hates her party so that Catherine could feel cool.9 Samantha is completely confident in who she is as a person which is super crazy for a high schooler She doesn t care that she s not popular In fact, she doesn t want to be popular She just wants to be who she is, which is someone that likes Gwen Stafani and painting and wearing black clothes.10 When she realizes she s wrong about something Jack she not only apologizes bit she goes above and beyond to make up for her wrongdoings There really are probably , but I m guessing you may not have made it through the whole lost anyway lol But, seriously, it s an amazing book and you should definitely give it a try if you haven t before Top Ten Reasons WHY You Should Read This Book 10 It s by Meg Cabot, the brilliant woman behind The Mediator Series, The Princess Diaries and other stuffish 9 It s a nice break from all those SUPER SERIOUS SMART BOOKS you read and, let s face it, you need a break and some good chick lit I mean, it s great to constantly improve your mind with salad and oatmeal, but in between a good candy bar is tasty.8 The narrator is awesome, awkward and a total dork.7 It s completely unbelievable and yet believable A girl saves the president from an assassination attempt Go high school girls 6 There are hot boys 5 There s a hair stealing raven named Joe 4 The girl, like every girl should, has a dog named Manet it was originally Monet, like the artist, but the dog behaviorist said it sounded too negative thus, Manet 3 You ll understand why I made a list 2 Did I mention how likable the narrator is Well, it needs to be mentioned again because if you were EVER a high school girl, you can totally relate 1 Because frisson is what makes a book fun Samantha Madison was an ordinary teenager who has a great talent for drawing, but she has a weird habit is that she only wears black no matter what Comparing to her two extraordinary sisters she is always the one who is being left out and forgot, but I guess she was satisfied with her life now Samantha s older sister named Lucy and she is one of the most beautiful and popular girl in her high school Her younger sister is also remarkable because she is a genius who attend some special school for people who are highly intelligent Samantha s life is always peaceful and normal until she was forced by her mother to attend some drawing lessons which she absolutely hates them for the punishment of her dropping her grades in German class Because of her suddenly decided to skip a lesson on drawing class in a rainy day, she ends up jumping a freaky guy who was trying to assassinate the president and save the president s life All of a sudden, Samantha Madison becomes a national hero.By the coincidence, Samantha was attending the same art lesson as the president s son who is very cute but geeky and he falls in love with her But Samantha couldn t accept him because she was in love with someone else who she couldn t tell anybody.This book is a great teenager drama book which I personally enjoyed reading it so much As for the sudden change of her life, she can not be herself again because her peers and people in the nation look up on her and was holding a high expectations on her which she has never experience before and she was not sure about she should be doing what she want to do while her sense tell her to do the other Try hard to keep up the expectation of the others is a good thing, but try not to push yourself too far because there is a limit on how far you could go and if you go past that limit you might get a negative effect instead and you might not always know what you have to gave up.