Friday, February 14, 2014

Title: Mafia Girl
Author: Deborah Blumenthal
Rating: 3 Shooting Stars

“What’s in a name? Everything . . . if you have my name.” At her exclusive Manhattan high school, seventeen-year-old Gia is the most hated/loved girl in school. Why? Her father doesn’t have a boss. He is the boss—the capo di tutti cappi, boss of all bosses. Not that Gia cares. But life gets complicated when she meets a cop she calls “Officer Hottie” and feels a surprising chemistry. Then Vogue magazine wants to feature Gia in a fashion spread about real-life bad girls. On top of this, she’s running for class president. Can Gia step out from under her dad’s shadow and show everyone there’s more to her than “Mafia Girl?”

Received from NetGalley for an honest review.
Mafia Girl begins when Gia and her friend get pulled over by "officer hottie" one night while out driving drunk. The thing is.. Gia is a mob boss daughter. She knows this but she and her daddy have always had a great relationship. Now this story is about how Gia goes through life being a preppy school, having a crush on a cop who can't see past her being a mob daughter, and a life of crime that she tries to stay away from. 

The book was kind of hard to get into at first because I felt like Gia was a spoiled brat. And the writing was a little bit frustrating as well. I felt like it skipped around a whole lot and didn't lead into things very well. Other than that I liked the idea of the story. And I really liked how the relationship between Gia and her father was portrayed. I think that is what actually made the book decent. Other wise the rest of it was just viewing how Gia's fathers choices affected her and her life. Over all the book was only okay. Not really great, but not that bad either.

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