Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pants On Fire by Meg Cabot

Pants On Fire by Meg Cabot wins my award for Most Obnoxious Point-of-View Character Ever.

Katie Ellison lies . . . but not for bad reasons. Well, not really. She just doesn't want to hurt anyone's feelings. And what's a boy-crazy girl to do, when both the star football player and the Drama Club's leading man want to make out with her? Katie's situation is further complicated when Tommy Sullivan comes back to town. Katie knows the truth behind what happened four years ago, when Tommy left town in disgrace after the words "Tommy Sullivan is a freak" appeared on the wall of the middle school gymnasium in orange spraypaint -- and she's sure that Tommy is out for revenge. Why else would he come back? The problem is, he's also gotten really, really hot. . . .

I basically wanted to smack Katie upside the head for this entire book. The writing is up to Meg Cabot's usual standard, the plot has lots of the funny, cringe-worthy scenarios that typify chick lit, and the male romantic lead is pretty close to masculine perfection (except for his execrable taste in women). But Katie got on my nerves so much that I couldn't enjoy the story.

I listened to the audio version, and narrator Krista Sutton did an excellent job of portraying Katie. In fact, I'd recommend this audiobook . . . if you have a high tolerance for annoying main characters.

(Reviewed from an e-audiobook borrowed through my library system.)

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