April 4, 2012

Review:The Green by Karly Kirkpatrick

Title: The Green

Author: Karly Kirkpatrick

Source: ebook from author for review

Seventeen-year-old Ariceli Pisa is a senior at the prestigious Cambridge High School and has her sights set on Northwestern University. She's a cheerleader, a member of the National Honor Society, and a drug dealer.
That’s the secret she has to keep from her best friend Naomi, in addition to the fact that she’s madly in love with Naomi’s ex-boyfriend.
Trying to balance her life at Cambridge High with her new demanding job keeps her teetering on the edge of disaster.
My take...
Ariceli lives with her mom and drug dealing, loser of a brother in and attends a great school in Cambridge. But when her brother gets arrested one night he knows his 'bosses' are going to come looking for him so he leaves. And just when Ariceli thinks his leaving might be a good thing, she soon realizes that his drug dealing actually kept her in the nice school. Ariceli doesn't want to leave school mid senior year to go back to the slums of the city, so she does what any sane student would do...she starts dealing.
The summary had me from the moment I read it. It's different from a lot of the other reads I am used to and I knew it had to be good. And good it was. This book was a tad bit addicting, kinda like the drugs that Ariceli is dealing. In The Green, the author gives us some really great characters and an enjoyable storyline that altogether comes off real and believable. And I was very pleased with how it all ended.
Relationships will be tested, lives will be at stake; The Green is so good you will find it hard to put down.


  1. Nice review. I am not a big contemporary fan but this sounds like a great read.

  2. Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it!