Publisher: Point, Scholastic
Pub. Date: August 1st 2009
Age Range: Young Adult
Source of copy: from the publisher - Scholastic
Sophie Donnelly is one half of the most popular and powerful couple in school, until new girl Angie Vogel shows up and compromises everything. Angie steals Sophie's starring role in the school play, and, worse, her super-popular boyfriend. Sophie has been quickly dispatched to social Siberia, but not for long--she'll do anything it takes to make a triumphant comeback.
There was not much to say about this The Comeback. It was a fun read but lacked the factors that would surprise or impress readers. A typical story of a popular girl trying to get back her first place and everything that (she considered) defined her.
Sophie thought she had it all. The popularity, the perfect boyfriend, the leading roles in each and every school play. Until Angie, a newcomer, came and stole the spotlight. Sophie was mad and hurt and she was determined to make a comeback even if it meant being mean to the innocents. Marlene Perez's writing was entertaining so even though everything was way too predictable, you'd never feel the urge to put it down and move on to the next book in your TBR pile.
What was interesting the most was the circumstance Sophie was put under. Ironic as it was, my pity and anger for the girl who suddenly lost it all was the thing that kept me read on to the end. The highschool drama, too, was fun and not overstating at all.
Sophie was such a funny girl. She wasn't the common popular mean girl. Well, she was mean, but you felt bad for her instead of hating her. Her silliness and stupidity would bother readers sometimes - like I couldn't understand why it was so important for her to get back at Angie despite the fact that she knew the girl was not guilty. In term of subordinate characters, there wasn't much development in them (Sophie's brother was cute, anyway). Angie, for example, was a confusing one. At first she acted like she was trying to put Sophie down by any means then suddenly became sweet and timid.
Overall, it was a cute book. Suitable for a fast read in my opinion.