Saturday, August 30, 2014

Loser/Queen



For this post I read the book called Loser/Queen. It was my choice of book. Loser/Queen was about a girl named Cammy Hall who is alone and practically a loser. She has a best friend named Gerdi, who is a Danish exchange student. For her whole life, Cammy was used to being an outsider, being bullied and hurt. Junior year, she felt that should change. Change is what she really wanted. Well, the day of homecoming, she got change. But it was worse. She was changing into her normal clothes and she did something she regretted. She accidentally showed her granny panties to the ENTIRE school, with the credit of the top “popular” girl of the school, Bekka Bell. When Cammy asked for change, she wanted good change, not what she was going through. After the horrid experience at homecoming, Cammy received an anonymous text helping her get revenge on the popular girls who were the queens of the school, especially to Bekka Bell for ruining her life. This anonymous person also had a way to bring Cammy from the bottom of the pyramid to the very top. Read the book to find out: Will Cammy be a Queen or the loser she always was?

I enjoyed reading this book. It had multiple plot twists and surprises. It also was very realistic. It portrayed how teenagers “give in” to peer pressure and what the prices they pay for it. The only thing I disliked about the book was that the conclusion of the story was so abrupt. I need more information to finish the book in my opinion. Even better idea is that the author should have made a second book to this book. The ending didn't really satisfy me. But overall, even with those flaws, I really enjoyed reading the book.

With this blog post, I attached a link about teenagers (children in general) getting dragged into peer pressure. Also what the consequences of “bad” peer pressure is. “‘There are two main features that seem to distinguish teenagers from adults in their decision making," says Laurence Steinberg, a researcher at Temple University in Philadelphia. "During early adolescence in particular, teenagers are drawn to the immediate rewards of a potential choice and are less attentive to the possible risks. Second, teenagers in general are still learning to control their impulses, to think ahead, and to resist pressure from others.’ These skills develop gradually, as a teens ability to control his or her behavior gets better throughout adolescence.” 

If you ever get into situation like this, don’t go through this alone. Ask a parent to get you out of the situation. If your friends try to convince you to do bad things just say no.