'Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help? It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son. In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?'
I found Jessie an easy character to get along with. She is self-centered for a good portion of the book, but I can completely understand where it comes from. She has just been moved across the country and all she can think about is how much it sucks.
Then we get introduced to SN. The mysterious person from her new school who wants to help Jessie out. She forms a crush on him and wants to know who it is. He also is probably my favorite character, both forms of him(the anonymous and after you find out who he is, that character).
I do wish we had gotten more Theo. He starts out as an ass, but he turns out to be an ok human being sometimes. After him and Jessie start to get along, I enjoyed their scenes together. The way they interacted.
The plot was basic, but still enjoyable. The plot was supposed to be about getting used to her new school and living without her mom, but it was mostly about figuring out who SN is, with a smaller story about her father and the fight they are having. All the side stories get wrapped up at the end, along with the major ‘plot twist’ of who SN is.
The characters were stereotypical for a YA contemporary. The main character is the girl whose different from all the other ones. The mean girls are all blonde and model status. The boys are either dark and brooding or happy and dating one of the mean girls, and we get both. This didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the story though. I still enjoyed the intricacies of the characters.
The writing was great, it kept me reading. I didn’t want to put this book down. I also read it decently fast.
Overall, while there are things that can be criticized about this book, it did what it was supposed to do. Entertain while telling a story. I enjoyed reading and I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good mindless contemporary.