With Roz and Eva everything becomes a contest—who can snag the best role in the school play, have the cutest boyfriend, pull off the craziest prank. Still, they’re as close as sisters can be. Until Eva deletes Roz from her life like so much junk e-mail for no reason that Roz understands. Now Eva hangs out with the annoyingly petite cheerleaders, and Roz fantasizes about slipping bovine growth hormone into their Gatorade.
Roz has a suspicion about Eva. In turn, Eva taunts Roz with a dare, which leads to an act of total insanity. Drama geeks clamor for attention, Shakespearean insults fly, and Roz steals the show in Lauren Bjorkman’s hilarious debut novel.
I'm seriously starting to doubt that a 2009 Debutante can ever write a bad book. Since, My Invented Life was a hilarious, laugh out load type of novel with an excellent cast of characters and if isn't obvious enough yet, Lauren is part of that amazing group.
Anyway, getting back to My Invented Life, I simply adored it. Roz was an awesome main character that often left you in stitches with her blunt observations and tell it as it attitude. I loved how she would go to the end of the earth for her sister or in her case lie about her sexuality to get Eva to finally admit something that everyone kind of knew. Eva was also a fun character and her and Roz played well of each other's senses of humour. Plus, as I mentioned above, I envied their sisterly bond. The other main characters were also pretty cool, I loved eyeliner Andie, dorky but sweet Nico, and Carmen.
The plot was also an high point. Lauren has in My Invented Life a fast paced, funny journey all in the mist of the character's Shakespeare play. While the story was always a bit obvious and predictable, other things such as Lauren's writing and Roz overshadowed it.
The one thing that will most likely make this a new favorite for teens was that My Invented Life addressed a very honest look at a teens life. It was interesting to see all the characters explore their sexuality and see were they wanted to be with it all.
Overall, My Invented Life was a charming read that I hope will find a place in your heart, as it did mine.
My Invented Life will be released September 29, 2009.
* Much thanks goes to Lauren as well as SH for sending me a copy and for Lauren for saying she adored my name =)