Wednesday, June 18, 2008
The Secret Rites of Social Butterflies by Lizabeth Zindel
What if the most powerful girls in school knew your deepest darkest secrets?
When Maggie starts her senior year of high school at ritzy all-girls Berkley Prep, she hopes to make a few new friends and maybe--just maybe--reinvent herself as a popular girl with a hot boyfriend. But she never imagines that she’ll be tapped to become a member of the most powerful clique at Berkley, or that she will be invited to join their secret society: the Revelers.
The Revelers know how to have a good time, but they are deadly serious when it comes to their social --cause--collecting the secrets of today’s teenagers.
At first Maggie is seduced by her new friends’ wealth and passion for truth, but when the Revelers begin using what they know about their classmates for their own benefit, she stats to have second thoughts. Especially when Maggie’s own romantic relationship is put at risk.
I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. One of the main focuses of the book is the need that some people feel to be popular and the fact that they give in to peer pressure to be accepted. I think that this is something all teens go through. Lizabeth Zindel did a wonderful job portraying something that many teens and young adults deal with. This story was really good and something that I was able to get into and enjoy. The only thing that I did like about the book was Maggie’s tendency to be a bit selfish and she didn’t think about how things might effect others. Other than that the overall story was really good.
Lizabeth Zindel is also the author of Girl of the Moment. For more information about her and her books check out her website and myspace.