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Book Title: Jet Set|
The author of the book: Carrie Doyle Karasyov
ISBN 13: 9780061431777
Edition: Harper Teen
Date of issue: September 1st 2008
Format files: PDF
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Whenever I read more than one book at a time, I always make sure that one of the books is fluffier than the other one. I tried reading two fantasy novels at the same time and my brain almost felt like it wanted to explode from all the information that got muddled in my mind as I switch between two books. I seem to be reading a lot of dystopian novels nowadays, so something light and fluffy to read in between and cleanse the palate is always appreciated.
Such is Jet Set by Carrie Karasyov and Jill Kargman. My friend Grace told me about this book and I thought it was just the right thing I needed to read while I go through The Hunger Games and Catching Fire to review for Pinoy Pop. Jet Set is the story of Lucy Peterson, who gets a scholarship to Van Pelt in Switzerland, the most exclusive and posh boarding school in Europe. Lucy's dad is in the US Army, which means they get transferred a lot, so Lucy has never gained roots or made friends anywhere else. After scoring a tennis scholarship to the school, Lucy is ready to settle into her new life in one place for the rest of high school. However, being a scholar girl in a posh school is not easy, especially when Lucy is classmates with people who are royalty, or as good as royalty, and when the it crowd has it in for her, and her crush only thinks of her as a friend and the only person Lucy thinks she can trust has an even bigger secret than she does.
It's a fluffy book alright, and it almost reminds me a bit of the Sweet Valley Twins books that I used to love, only with more Lila Fowlers. Van Pelt reminds me of Spencer Academy from Shelley Adina's It's All About Us series, but with less of the academic rigor that the latter had. Strangely, even if there were a ton of name-dropping, and I can hardly believe that a school like that exists, Van Pelt didn't feel fake or forced. The authors wrote it in such a way that I didn't have a hard time accepting that there is a school like Van Pelt. I don't think I'd survive in that setting, but I wanted Lucy to fit in and have a good time in that school, even if I thought the concerns of the other students were kind of ludicrous.
I liked the secondary cast in the story, though. It's easy to fall into the trap of popular people being just mean and have no other depth in their characters, but the authors managed to veer away from those stereotypes nicely. It seemed a bit mature for all of them to act that way (come on, they were in high school), but it's nice to read rich, "mean girl" characters who end up having a heart.
This isn't a particularly deep read. In fact, the overall story is kind of shallow and typical, and you won't learn any life lessons here that I don't think people of my age already know. However, Jet Set is still a fun read, and it entertained me enough that it kept me grounded to the real world even while the other half of me is buried in all the dystopia. :)
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Read information about the authorBest-selling author Carrie Doyle (Karasyov) latest books are DEATH ON WINDMILL WAY and DEATH ON LILY POND LANE, the first two books of the HAMPTONS MURDER MYSTERY SERIES.
Carrie was born in New York City and majored in Russian Language and Literature at Barnard College. She was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Russian edition of Marie Claire.
Carrie and former schoolmate Jill Kargman collaborated for ten years on screenplays and books. Their movie INTERN premiered at Sundance in 1999. They sold several screenplays to Paramount, Showtime, Oxygen, Nickelodeon, and other studios. They wrote five books together including the best-sellers THE RIGHT ADDRESS and WOLVES IN CHIC CLOTHING.
Carrie writes for many publications and is a Contributing Editor at Hamptons Magazine. She lives in New York and East Hampton with her husband and two sons.
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