Last Call at Happies! Tonight, 8 P.M. Senior Class Only! Please with the Shhhh….
This is it. Graduation. And Vic Navarro is throwing the most epic party Rancho Soldado has ever seen. She’s going to pull off the most memorable good-bye ever for her best friends, give Happies—the kitschy restaurant that is her desert town’s claim to fame—a proper send-off into bankruptcy, and oh yes, hook up with her delicious crush, Jake Zavala-Kim. She only needs to keep the whole thing a secret so that her archnemesis, Miss Ann Thrope, Rancho Soldado’s nightmare Town Councilwoman and high school Economics teacher, doesn’t get Vic tossed in jail.
With the music thumping, alcohol flowing, bodies mashing, and Thrope nowhere to be seen, Vic’s party is a raging success. That is, until Happies fans start arriving in droves to say good-bye, and storm the deserted theme park behind the restaurant. Suddenly what was a small graduation bash is more like Coachella on steroids with a side of RASmatazz pie. The night is so not going as planned. And maybe that’s the best plan of all.
Big thanks to Disney-Hyperion for sending me a copy of KILL ALL HAPPIES in exchange for an honest review!
I went into Kill All Happies looking for a quick, easy read, and I definitely got that. What I wasn't really expecting was to have SO MUCH FUN reading it! This book was a hoot!
I absolutely loved the characters. For a small-ish book, the main cast was really well developed. Everyone had a unique personality, especially the main character Vic. I really loved seeing the story unfold from her point of view. She was just likeable enough, but with an edge that sometimes made me want to throttle her and sometimes made me want to put her in my pocket for safekeeping.
I also REALLY enjoyed how diverse the cast of this book was. It really showed how easy it is for authors to just be inclusive. It's 2017, we should be seeing casts like this in every book by now.
The story in this one was a lot of fun. Sometimes a bit cookie-cutter-ish in the whole ‘last hoorah of senior year!’ department, but not so much that it made reading unenjoyable. It really pulled me along and held my attention the whole time. Going back to this book being a bit on the short side, I did feel that this made the ending seem a bit rushed. It was still a fun ending, but I was so into the climax of the story and then BAM it was over. I was left wanting a bit more of a wrap-up.
Overall, I really enjoyed this one. It was my first Rachel Cohn book and I'm really looking forward to reading more of her works. I would definitely recommend this as a fun, fast summer read!
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