Being a bully isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Sixteen-year old Brianna had everything she wanted: money to ski all over the world, underlings to do her bidding, and parents who gave her every freedom—as long as she played by their rules. But when she’s busted shoplifting and assigned to the Chain Gang, she ditches her shallow ways and realizes being herself is easier than manipulating people.
Forced to partner with kids she’d never dream of befriending, including Xavier, a boy who makes her pulse go into hyperdrive, Brianna vows to be a better person. Breaking Old Brianna’s habits isn’t easy, but her infatuation with Xavier—someone her parents would never approve of—motivates her to keep trying.
Even when he convinces her to trade her swanky skis for a beat-up snowboard.
Brianna lets go of her need to control everything and finally starts to feel free—until her past threatens to jeopardize her first real chance at love. She discovers balancing on the edge is as challenging in life as it is in snowboarding, and when a new friend is in trouble, Brianna must decide between the superficial things that used to be her world and putting her friend’s safety before herself.
In An Oyster Shell – I love that the mean girl gets her day, to turn her life around and make amends with a sweet romance in the process.
The Pearls – This is one of the better books that I read lately. I have been in a reading slump and this was just the book to get me out of it. I love that twist of the mean girl finding redemption. It is a unique concept that was well executed. Bravo to the author.
Bri was a great character. I loved the development of the things being revealed from her past. I really empathized with her from the beginning so when it came to light that she’s the one we all would hate, I didn’t. I was super impressed with the character development in this story.
I love the bad boy with a soft spot motif. I may have been slightly swoony reading about Xavier. He was just what Bri needed to take the edge off. I loved that he was a strong, but compassionate love interest.
The Sand – I liked this book so much I am super tempted to go read the other books in the series.