Ally and Jake put true love to the test in this “funny and sensitive” conclusion to the He’s So/She’s So trilogy that’s filled “with depth and wit” (Kirkus Reviews).
After their long summer apart, Ally and Jake were hoping for a drama-free senior year. Easier said than done.
Chloe is pregnant. And she says that Jake is the father. It was a one-time thing, and Ally and Jake can get through it, right? But Ally’s willingness to make it work is tested when Jake starts blowing her off to go to doctor’s appointments with Chloe, and Ally joins the school play—and meets a cute guy. After everything they’ve been through, can Ally and Jake get out of Orchard Hill with their relationship intact?
The gossip-fueled action of She’s So Dead to Us and He’s So Not Worth It comes full circle in this can’t-miss conclusion to a popular trilogy.
Someone else on Goodreads said that she knew she was going to dislike this book, but she read it anyway and love-hated it. I feel the same way. Kieran Scott really knows how to tug at your heartstrings, and how to realistically portray teenagers. This Is So Not Happening has one of the best portrayals of teen pregnancy I’ve ever read. It wasn’t from the perspective of the mother, which made it unique and interesting. I didn’t like it, I didn’t want to read about it, but Scott did a great job showing how people reacted, and how things changed with the friendships/relationships in the novel because of it. Jake is one of the most realistic male characters I’ve ever read – he’s an idiot who is controlled by his emotions, but has a good heart. Did I dislike him? Absolutely. Was he written that way? Definitely. Is Ally an idiot for staying with him? Totally, but it completely makes sense to me that she does. When you’re a teenager, sometimes love really does feel like it triumphs all, and even though you get hurt over and over again by someone, you can’t help but go back.
I wanted to give this 4 stars, but I just couldn’t because I was so annoyed. It took a lot for me to get through this book. I’m glad I finished the series, but it’s not one I’ll ever pick up again. Scott deserves kudos, though, for transforming this fluffy clique-tastic series into something more.
Overall score: 3.5/5 stars