ARC Review: Losing Romeo

Author: A.J. Byrd
Genre: YA
Release Date: November, 2010
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 3/5

Description: Best Friends Forever - that's Anjenai, Kierra and Tyler. Growing up together in an Atlanta housing project, the girls have always been there for each other. But high school is a whole new world, and the drama is just beginning.

New guys, new gossip, new rivals - Anjenai, Kierra and Tyler have plenty to occupy their time now that Romeo, the football star who almost cost them their friendship, is out of the picture. Or is he?

Straight-A student Anjenai's edgy new makeover is getting the attention of cool, hip-hop stylin' Kwan - and from Romeo, whose girlfriend, Phoenix, will do anything to keep him. Kierra's hectic schedule tempts her to try a dangerous pick-me-up. And Tyler's street-tough image is challenged by some real hardcore girls. Once, the BFFs vowed to stick together through anything. But can they still count on a bond of trust that's been broken before?

Review: I really wanted to like this book. I really did...but it was just ok to me. This is strictly my humble opinion, but it just had too much drama for me. It kind of read like an urban soap opera for teens...and I so don't like soaps. Now, I did keep reading cos I wanted to see what happened, so it kept my interest. And I liked that I didn't really have to read the first book, Chasing Romeo, in order to know what was going on. And I like the idea of bffs sticking together through anything...through thick and thin. I've seen some of the reviews teens are posting, and it looks like a many of them like it. So, maybe it's just me.