Title: She's so Money
Author: Cherry Cheva
Publication Date: January 22, 2008
Who knew that getting in trouble could be so much fun?
Maya has always been the good girl. Camden is the popular jock with a bigger ego than brain. Maya never thought there'd be a reason for them to, like, interact. But when the biggest mistake of her life lands her in need of a seriously devious plan, she discovers Camden isn't as dumb as he looks. And now that Maya's playing the bad girl (lying, cheating, swindling, and, um, shopping), she might as well do it right and flirt with the bad boy.....
This book is hilarious. I laughed so much when I was reading this.
Maya's problems start when her parents leave her and her brother in charge of their family-owned Thai restaurant for the weekend. When Maya is worn out and tired by Sunday, she decides to delay the clean up until the next day, after school. When she arrives, a health inspector is there with a $10,000 fine. In order to pay for that fine, she masterminds-along with Camden-a multi-thousand-dollar cheating ring and risks jeopardizing her scholarship to Stanford University.
The characters were hilarious. Maya was my favorite. She always had a comeback ready to shoot back whenever she was with Camden. I loved all the characters. I was able to see them through Maya's eyes and saw what she thought of them.
Cheva unequivocally accomplished a teenager's point of view consistently, throughout the book. Cheva was able to have a perfect POV to go along with a perfect scenario.
With compelling characters, lifelike dialogue, and a fascinating plot, She's So Money will definitely attract the attention of teenagers who like clever, fun comedies with a touch of witty, devious characters that will easily make you laugh your heart out. I know I did.
She's so Money has definitely earned its A+.