Sass & Serendipity

Sass & Serendipity

Book - 2011
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Unlike her romantic sister, Gabby is down-to-earth and does not put her trust in relationships, but when the richest boy in school befriends her, she discovers that emotional barriers might actually be getting in the way of her happiness.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, ©2011.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385907620
9780385738989
Characteristics: 369 pages ;,22 cm.
Alternative Title: Sass and serendipity

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renheart115
Apr 05, 2013

Although most of the time, each girl annoyed me at certain points, I can't really say I hated the book because of it. I think the author did a great job portraying the totally, completely, different sides of the sisters. As I got further into the story, I found that I can sort of relate to the sisters in some ways, just a little. Mostly, though, I think I empathize most with Gabby, even though I found her to be very mean sometimes, I understand her frustration. Daphne was bratty and immature and annoying but I understand the use of her fantasies as a sort of escape from her problems in life. What I didn't like, was the lack of closure at the end of the book. I thought there could've been more character growth, stretched out THROUGHOUT the book, but i felt like the author just sort stuck it in at the end. Which isn't GROWTH. It's just...change. And I was disappointed to see that the sisters never had a moment where they really talked it out, because it was absolutely frustrating to see how they never bothered to try to understand each other, and then not see them try to do that in the end either. I think if they could just listen to each other and see where each other is coming from, they'd get along better. But there was none of that. Then the problem with Gabby and Muse was never really solved either...it's like she just sort of accepted the fact that she has to "share" him with Daphne, but doesn't really talk with him about their issue because she has a boyfriend now, and thus, doesn't really care as long as she isn't alone. Which is a very unsatisfying end. So aside from all the open holes that remained unsolved, it was a pretty interesting read.

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Kenaia
Jul 11, 2012

I thought this was going to be a cheesy summer read, but I ended up really liking it. I saw a lot of my own relationships with my sister relayed in the book- I think it's very relatable. It's a sweet story, and actually has me wanting to read Sense and Sensibility to see the similarities...

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Beth1603
Jun 05, 2012

Not as good as Jennifer Ziegler's How Not to Be Popular, but good. The book is a modern take on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. Both sisters are on the extreme sides; Gabby is a boy-hater and Daphne is a boy-lover. I felt myself getting extremely frustrated with both throughout the book because there really was no happy medium. The chapter names are great, so if you pick this up, appreciate those. Overall, it was a sweet book on the relationship of sisters!

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princess555
Oct 09, 2011

I was smiling soo much in the last few chapters, my cheeks were hurting. :x The last few chapters were really happy and stuff, and I didn't want the book to end! I really liked the cover and titles of the book. I was really drawn to it's simplicity...

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Beth1603
Jun 05, 2012

Sisters Gabriella (Gabby) and Daphne (Daffy) Rivera live with their mother after a nasty divorce between their parents. Personally affected by a small town tragedy and her parents' failed marriage, Gabby channels all of her energy into being a responsible, model daughter with no belief in the idea of love. Almost thoughtlessly unaware of her family's dire economic situation, Daphne dreams of a fairytale romance and believes that the new boy in school could be her chance at happily ever after. With the added dash of drama, Gabby and Daphne realize the true meaning of being sisters.

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