The Party

The Party

A Novel

Book - 2017
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A sweet sixteen birthday party goes horribly awry when Jeff and Kim Sanders throw a party for their daughter, Hannah.
Publisher: New York :, Scout Press,, 2017
Edition: First Scout Press hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501161247
1501161245
Branch Call Number: FIC Hardi
Characteristics: 341 pages

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schwcl2
Sep 15, 2018

I don't know what happened with this book. I read "Her Pretty Face" by the same author and LOVED it. This book was a disaster. The characters were so awful, whiney, and the ending was horribly put together. I literally despised the characters based on how they were portrayed in the book.

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ianlamar
Mar 15, 2018

This book was pretty awful. I'm not exaggerating when I say that ALL of the characters are intolerable, save maybe one of the teenage girls, Ronni. The ending is rushed and left me feeling like I just wasted like 5 hours reading it. If you like snobby, rich, money-hungry adults with no empathy and the most vapid teenage girls, you will enjoy this book, but I doubt those two character archetypes seem appealing to most people. I guess if the theme of the novel was money isn't everything and rich snobs suck, the book did a great job delivering that sentiment.

K_ROK Oct 11, 2017

Very entertaining, full of drama and quite the page turner.

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laphampeak
Aug 08, 2017

On one hand the story seemed superficial with your upper white class suburban family and the haughty teens. The birthday sleepover with the four girls sneaking booze and drugs seemed trite..... On the other hand it was thought provoking akin to the series "13 Reasons Why" - a story about a teenager and the subtle and overt bullying that resulted from teen small mindedness and inconsideration that had severe consequences. Shallow maybe but with hidden innuendos between the lines.

debwalker Aug 06, 2017

The perfect family unravels after a disastrous 16th birthday party. Sounds like normal to me!

SCL_Tricia Jul 07, 2017

I enjoyed this book. I was sucked into the story and drama immediately. A light suspense with more drama than darkness. A great summer read that just might get you thinking about what you would do in this situation.

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letstakeashelfie
Jun 22, 2017

This book pulls you in instantly. The pace and unexpected twists and turns keep you locked on the story leading up to Hannah's Sweet Sixteen and the aftermath that is left in its wake.

A full review of this title can be found on my blog: http://www.letstakeashelfie.ca

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