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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Play Me by Laura Ruby

Title: Play Me

Author: Laura Ruby


Eddy knows how to play the game.

He is, after all, the writer, director, and cameraman—the mastermind, really—behind the hit online TV show Riot Grrl 16. When it wins a contest to be aired on MTV (and it obviously will—have you seen the competition?), he'll be famous.

Then there's the game of love. Eddy knows all the tricks, and his favorite girls are the ones with the fishnets and cherry lipstick and legs up to there. The ones who know he doesn't make any promises. The ones who are cool with it.

But as graduation looms, everything and everyone starts deviating from Eddy's master script. Never in a million years did he expect to be facing off again with the unapproachable, perfect Lucinda Dulko. For once in his life, he's not in control—and to be with Lucinda, he's willing to get swept up in the game. But what happens to a player when the rules suddenly change?

Can Eddy find a way to win it all?

Or will he get played?

Rating: 4/5


This book was hilarious. I loved Eddy's sarcasm, and the funny approach on things serious and realistic. The characters were different and unique, which is always fun, and the story was something different as well. How often do you come across a book about a player, from the player's point of view? It doesn't happen all that often, in fact I think this is the first I've ever read. The story was definitely interesting, the writing didn't sound funny coming from a female writer, and I was entertained from beginning to end.


The conclusion of this book left something to desire. I thought it could have been tied up much more nicely... I was left with one burning question, and it really bothers me that I have to guess. Other than that, it was a very good book. Maybe not one of my absolute favorites, but I am extremely glad that I had the opportunity to review it, and I would definitely recommend it.


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