Friday, May 4, 2012

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare-Melissa Jensen

The Fine Art of Truth or DareThe Fine Art of Truth Or Dare by Melissa Jensen
Date Released: February 16th 2012
Publisher: Speak
Pages: 380 pages
Date Read: Febuary 27, 2012
Format: Paperback
Source: Barnes and Noble
Shelves: Pre-order, Liked it, Really Good

Goodreads Synopsis:  
Ella is nearly invisible at the Willing School, and that's just fine by her. She's got her friends - the fabulous Frankie and their sweet cohort Sadie. She's got her art - and her idol, the unappreciated 19th-century painter Edward Willing. Still, it's hard being a nobody and having a crush on the biggest somebody in the school: Alex Bainbridge. Especially when he is your French tutor, and lessons have started becoming, well, certainly more interesting than French ever has been before. But can the invisible girl actually end up with a happily ever after with the golden boy, when no one even knows they're dating? And is Ella going to dare to be that girl?

My Review:
Tagline: "Pretty in Pink meets Anna and the French Kiss in this charming romantic comedy"

I always love a great cute, comedy book that makes you feel really good and laugh alot, and that was exactly how The Fine Art of Truth or Dare was!

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare was a sweet,short book that is a cozy read but I did expect more. I know lots of people compared it to Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins {even though I didn't read it *goes to corner and cries* I want to! And don't get mad at me! I'm late to the train!} and that book shows why I love comtemporaries!

The story starts with Ella, a girl who goes to the rich, preppy boarding school and she loves art history especially Edward Willing. Ella was a great charater. Not a memorable one but she was funny, charismatic, and full of laughs with her thoughts on everything about life. So was her friends, Sadie and Frankie. I loved Sadie! She was like those people who say what they want not intentionally and has a secret artistic side, and I like those type of people. So was Frankie.

Ella's troupe is what I would call "The Invisibles" no joke there. Their one of the few who is invisible at Willing. But of course Willa bumps into preppy, social hilly boy Alex Bainbridge she knows she can't deserve at the halls to Art. *Laughs. Ella eyes Patrick* And she comes back with a big sorry and apology, and Alex drops his notebook filled with Ella's obsession, art.

From there, everything falls into place. Ella's troupe has a fun Truth or Dare session, Alex decides to tutor Ella because of her grades, lies happen, and Ella starts to second guessing herself if she ever deserved Alex. The Fine Art of Truth or Dare is a beautiful, great book that I wanted more of and I hope to see what else Melissa Jensen has in store for next year!

“Love is one of two things worth dying for. I have yet to decide on the second.”  

 “sometimes no matter how many eyelashes or dandelion seeds you blow, no matter how much of your heart you tear out and slap on your sleeve, it just ain't gonna happen.”  


  1. Yeah I expected more from it too. It was a decent book, but it didn't live up to the hype or the cover.

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  2. tnx 4 the review

    i love contemp


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