I was given this copy in exchange for an honest review.
Title: Mafia Girl
By: Deborah Blumenthal
Release date: March 1, 2014
What's in a name? Everything if you have my name." At her exclusive Manhattan high school, seventeen-year-old Gia is the most hated/loved girl in school. Why? Her father doesn't have a boss. He is the boss--the capo di tutti cappi, boss of all bosses. Not that Gia cares. But life gets complicated when she meets a cop she calls "Officer Hottie" and feels a suprising chemistry. Then Vogue magazine wants to feature Gia in a fashion spread about real-life bad girls. On top of this, she's running for class president. Can Gia step out from under her dad's shadow and show everyone there's more to her than "Mafia Girl?
Mafia Girl is centered around Gia a 17 year old who is the daughter of a mob boss. We get a glimpse of just a couple months of her life. Where she is teased and bullied by her peers at school. I feel like she just wants to be a normal teenage girl. But people can't look past her name and who her father is.
When she is pulled over she meets officer "hottie" who she falls hard for and she ends up chasing almost to the point of stalking. In my mind I was thinking no way would he even look twice at this girl. She is 17 years old and he is a Cop!But apparently he can only resist for so long.
I thought this book sounded very interesting from the description. And while the story line had great potential it lacked something. I felt it was scattered. It was boring at times and I felt I had to make myself read on.
Her hang up on officer "hottie" was overbearing and suffocating.
The characters lacked the real life persona. I couldn't relate to any of them really.
While I loved other books by Deborah Blumenthal this one just wasn't for me.
I would not recommend this to friends.
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