Friday, May 28, 2010

Review: Alamo House by Sarah Bird

Goodreads: The sorority sisters of Alamo House at the University of Texas may be at comic odds with each other, but at least they have one thing in common: They all hate the fraternity rats across the street, the Sigma Upsilon Kappas - aka the SUKs. But amid the collegiate turmoil, Alamo House is also the scene of an extraordinary, endearing friendship among three women: Mary Jo, hilariously confused about life and love but determined to get both right; Fayrene, flushed with freedom after escape from Baptist Waco; and Collie, party girl and self-proclaimed guide to the ways of the world. Together they embark a roller coaster of escapades that change them all - and galvanizes Alamo House into an all-out counterattack against the Suks. The result is infectious, side-splitting fun sure to convince everyone that Mary Jo, Collie, and Fayrene are the best soutwestern mixture since tequila, lime and salt.

Kritters Thoughts: A slow start to a short book, but I am glad it finally picked up. I was nervous that this would be another poor review. Alas, the book picked up speed.

I am not a fan of her writing, she used some unecessary words - not obscene just too big for the cheeky chick lit plot the book had. I had a difficult time with her over using expressions and comparisons.

The characters were over the top, but definitely entertaining. It made me remember those college days being surrounded by everyone your own age and enjoying the excessive amounts of free time! I appreciated the misfits that live together and learn how to communicate to each other - the joys of living in dorms with complete strangers!!

The storyline was cute and quirky, but I am not sure I will be adding her to my favorite author list.


Total pages: 320

Source: Paperback swap

Chick lit Challenge


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  3. thanks for the honest and well-written review! i'll probably pick this up- seems like a fun enough read :)


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