Valley Girls

Valley Girls

When 17-year-old Rilla is busted for partying 24 hours into arriving in Yosemite National Park to live with her park ranger sister, it?s a come-to-Jesus moment. Determined to make up for her screw-up and create a stable new home for herself, Rilla charms her way into a tight-knit group of climbers. But Rilla can?t help but be seduced by experiences she couldn?t have imagine When 17-year-old Rilla is busted for partying 24 hours into arriving in Yosemite National Park to live with her p...

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Title:Valley Girls
Author:Sarah Nicole Lemon
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Genres:Young Adult
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Valley Girls Reviews

  • Laura
    Apr 24, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

    I was initially very excited about this book. However, I quickly became tired of the writing style and also the main character. I was tempted to discontinue reading, but the book actually picked up around the halfway point so I'm glad I finished it. I would maybe give 1 star to the fir...

    This review was originally posted on StrupagFollowing an incident at home in Rainelle, West Virginia, 17 year old Rilla is sent to stay with her elder sister, Thea, a Ranger in Yosemite, California. She has schoolwork to catch up on over the summer if she wants to graduate high school ...

    Yosemite Valley, not LA Valley... and there was nothing there to make me care about what happened. ARC provided by publisher. ...

  • Kelly
    Apr 05, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

  • Andrea at Reading Lark
    May 31, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

    I was initially very excited about this book. However, I quickly became tired of the writing style and also the main character. I was tempted to discontinue reading, but the book actually picked up around the halfway point so I'm glad I finished it. I would maybe give 1 star to the fir...

    This review was originally posted on StrupagFollowing an incident at home in Rainelle, West Virginia, 17 year old Rilla is sent to stay with her elder sister, Thea, a Ranger in Yosemite, California. She has schoolwork to catch up on over the summer if she wants to graduate high school ...

    Yosemite Valley, not LA Valley... and there was nothing there to make me care about what happened. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. RTC ...

    As someone that used to do climbing (admittedly, though, indoors and in the UK climbing spots, nowhere near as amazing as Yosemite), I really loved the premise and idea of this book. It seems more like a tribute to the National Park than anything, though, which would have made for a go...

    1. Incredibly relatable MC. It's been a long time since I've identified so completely with a protagonist. Rilla's self-doubt and longing to be liked feel so raw and genuine; she made me remember, uncomfortably, what it was like to be a teenager. Also, her arc is A+. 2. All the wanderl...

    VALLEY GIRLS is the newest release from Sarah Nicole Lemon, who is also the author of DONE DIRT CHEAP. VALLEY GIRLS follows Rilla Skidmore, who is sent to live in Yosemite National Park with her half-sister after being busted while partying. Thea, her half-sister, vows to fix Rilla?s...

    *3.5 Rating Review Posted on Reading Lark 6/1/18: https://readinglark.blogspot.com/2018... I have read a string of contemporaries with main characters that are dealing with some pretty heavy stuff. Valley Girls falls into that category, but ended on a more hopeful note which made i...

  • Kokie
    Apr 23, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

    I was initially very excited about this book. However, I quickly became tired of the writing style and also the main character. I was tempted to discontinue reading, but the book actually picked up around the halfway point so I'm glad I finished it. I would maybe give 1 star to the fir...

    This review was originally posted on StrupagFollowing an incident at home in Rainelle, West Virginia, 17 year old Rilla is sent to stay with her elder sister, Thea, a Ranger in Yosemite, California. She has schoolwork to catch up on over the summer if she wants to graduate high school ...

    Yosemite Valley, not LA Valley... and there was nothing there to make me care about what happened. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. RTC ...

    As someone that used to do climbing (admittedly, though, indoors and in the UK climbing spots, nowhere near as amazing as Yosemite), I really loved the premise and idea of this book. It seems more like a tribute to the National Park than anything, though, which would have made for a go...

    1. Incredibly relatable MC. It's been a long time since I've identified so completely with a protagonist. Rilla's self-doubt and longing to be liked feel so raw and genuine; she made me remember, uncomfortably, what it was like to be a teenager. Also, her arc is A+. 2. All the wanderl...

    VALLEY GIRLS is the newest release from Sarah Nicole Lemon, who is also the author of DONE DIRT CHEAP. VALLEY GIRLS follows Rilla Skidmore, who is sent to live in Yosemite National Park with her half-sister after being busted while partying. Thea, her half-sister, vows to fix Rilla?s...

    *3.5 Rating Review Posted on Reading Lark 6/1/18: https://readinglark.blogspot.com/2018... I have read a string of contemporaries with main characters that are dealing with some pretty heavy stuff. Valley Girls falls into that category, but ended on a more hopeful note which made i...

    The amount of wilderness-related books I've read over the last few months is astounding, but they've all been fantastic! Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon did not disappoint. I was lucky enough to meet her at NoVa TEEN Book Festival, and she was so sweet in person! This story foll...

    There were some clarity issues with the writing and this ARC had obviously not gone through copy editing yet because there were a lot of spelling and grammatical mistakes, but despite all that, I really enjoyed this one. I raved about Dirt Done Cheap last year, and this book was just a...

    What a great read! I LOVED being able to experience Yosemite through this book, and it's clear that the author has a very strong knowledge of both Yosemite National Park and rock climbing. Lemon was able to nicely incorporate technical rock climbing terms in such a way that isn't dumbe...

    I have been procrastinating on writing this review because I wasn't sure how to put all I felt while reading this book into words. I completely related to the main character Rilla which was shocking to me being she is only 17/18 during this story and comes from a background very differ...

    ****4.5 Stars**** Thanks to NetGalley and Abrams for the ARC! When Rilla is shipped off to spend the summer with her older sister in Yosemite National Park she is livid. All her friends and her boyfriend will get to spend the summer together in West Virginia and Rilla isn't ready t...

    This is a great coming of age story that skips over many of the cliches and cringe-worthy scenes many teen novels feel necessary. Instead we see Rilla struggling, both internally and externally, to find her place in the world. She makes bad choices, justifies her decisions, and lives w...

  • Rhoda
    May 06, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

    I was initially very excited about this book. However, I quickly became tired of the writing style and also the main character. I was tempted to discontinue reading, but the book actually picked up around the halfway point so I'm glad I finished it. I would maybe give 1 star to the fir...

    This review was originally posted on StrupagFollowing an incident at home in Rainelle, West Virginia, 17 year old Rilla is sent to stay with her elder sister, Thea, a Ranger in Yosemite, California. She has schoolwork to catch up on over the summer if she wants to graduate high school ...

  • Katy Upperman
    Nov 24, 2017

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

    I was initially very excited about this book. However, I quickly became tired of the writing style and also the main character. I was tempted to discontinue reading, but the book actually picked up around the halfway point so I'm glad I finished it. I would maybe give 1 star to the fir...

    This review was originally posted on StrupagFollowing an incident at home in Rainelle, West Virginia, 17 year old Rilla is sent to stay with her elder sister, Thea, a Ranger in Yosemite, California. She has schoolwork to catch up on over the summer if she wants to graduate high school ...

    Yosemite Valley, not LA Valley... and there was nothing there to make me care about what happened. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. RTC ...

    As someone that used to do climbing (admittedly, though, indoors and in the UK climbing spots, nowhere near as amazing as Yosemite), I really loved the premise and idea of this book. It seems more like a tribute to the National Park than anything, though, which would have made for a go...

    1. Incredibly relatable MC. It's been a long time since I've identified so completely with a protagonist. Rilla's self-doubt and longing to be liked feel so raw and genuine; she made me remember, uncomfortably, what it was like to be a teenager. Also, her arc is A+. 2. All the wanderl...

  • Mic
    Mar 20, 2017

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

  • Cristina (Girl in the Pages)
    Apr 13, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

  • Lindsay
    Jan 17, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

  • Melanie
    Feb 13, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

    I was initially very excited about this book. However, I quickly became tired of the writing style and also the main character. I was tempted to discontinue reading, but the book actually picked up around the halfway point so I'm glad I finished it. I would maybe give 1 star to the fir...

    This review was originally posted on StrupagFollowing an incident at home in Rainelle, West Virginia, 17 year old Rilla is sent to stay with her elder sister, Thea, a Ranger in Yosemite, California. She has schoolwork to catch up on over the summer if she wants to graduate high school ...

    Yosemite Valley, not LA Valley... and there was nothing there to make me care about what happened. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. RTC ...

    As someone that used to do climbing (admittedly, though, indoors and in the UK climbing spots, nowhere near as amazing as Yosemite), I really loved the premise and idea of this book. It seems more like a tribute to the National Park than anything, though, which would have made for a go...

    1. Incredibly relatable MC. It's been a long time since I've identified so completely with a protagonist. Rilla's self-doubt and longing to be liked feel so raw and genuine; she made me remember, uncomfortably, what it was like to be a teenager. Also, her arc is A+. 2. All the wanderl...

    VALLEY GIRLS is the newest release from Sarah Nicole Lemon, who is also the author of DONE DIRT CHEAP. VALLEY GIRLS follows Rilla Skidmore, who is sent to live in Yosemite National Park with her half-sister after being busted while partying. Thea, her half-sister, vows to fix Rilla?s...

    *3.5 Rating Review Posted on Reading Lark 6/1/18: https://readinglark.blogspot.com/2018... I have read a string of contemporaries with main characters that are dealing with some pretty heavy stuff. Valley Girls falls into that category, but ended on a more hopeful note which made i...

    The amount of wilderness-related books I've read over the last few months is astounding, but they've all been fantastic! Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon did not disappoint. I was lucky enough to meet her at NoVa TEEN Book Festival, and she was so sweet in person! This story foll...

    There were some clarity issues with the writing and this ARC had obviously not gone through copy editing yet because there were a lot of spelling and grammatical mistakes, but despite all that, I really enjoyed this one. I raved about Dirt Done Cheap last year, and this book was just a...

    What a great read! I LOVED being able to experience Yosemite through this book, and it's clear that the author has a very strong knowledge of both Yosemite National Park and rock climbing. Lemon was able to nicely incorporate technical rock climbing terms in such a way that isn't dumbe...

    I have been procrastinating on writing this review because I wasn't sure how to put all I felt while reading this book into words. I completely related to the main character Rilla which was shocking to me being she is only 17/18 during this story and comes from a background very differ...

  • charlotte
    Apr 03, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

  • Mandi Schneck
    May 08, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

    I was initially very excited about this book. However, I quickly became tired of the writing style and also the main character. I was tempted to discontinue reading, but the book actually picked up around the halfway point so I'm glad I finished it. I would maybe give 1 star to the fir...

    This review was originally posted on StrupagFollowing an incident at home in Rainelle, West Virginia, 17 year old Rilla is sent to stay with her elder sister, Thea, a Ranger in Yosemite, California. She has schoolwork to catch up on over the summer if she wants to graduate high school ...

    Yosemite Valley, not LA Valley... and there was nothing there to make me care about what happened. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. RTC ...

    As someone that used to do climbing (admittedly, though, indoors and in the UK climbing spots, nowhere near as amazing as Yosemite), I really loved the premise and idea of this book. It seems more like a tribute to the National Park than anything, though, which would have made for a go...

    1. Incredibly relatable MC. It's been a long time since I've identified so completely with a protagonist. Rilla's self-doubt and longing to be liked feel so raw and genuine; she made me remember, uncomfortably, what it was like to be a teenager. Also, her arc is A+. 2. All the wanderl...

    VALLEY GIRLS is the newest release from Sarah Nicole Lemon, who is also the author of DONE DIRT CHEAP. VALLEY GIRLS follows Rilla Skidmore, who is sent to live in Yosemite National Park with her half-sister after being busted while partying. Thea, her half-sister, vows to fix Rilla?s...

    *3.5 Rating Review Posted on Reading Lark 6/1/18: https://readinglark.blogspot.com/2018... I have read a string of contemporaries with main characters that are dealing with some pretty heavy stuff. Valley Girls falls into that category, but ended on a more hopeful note which made i...

    The amount of wilderness-related books I've read over the last few months is astounding, but they've all been fantastic! Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon did not disappoint. I was lucky enough to meet her at NoVa TEEN Book Festival, and she was so sweet in person! This story foll...

  • B
    Jun 06, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

    I was initially very excited about this book. However, I quickly became tired of the writing style and also the main character. I was tempted to discontinue reading, but the book actually picked up around the halfway point so I'm glad I finished it. I would maybe give 1 star to the fir...

    This review was originally posted on StrupagFollowing an incident at home in Rainelle, West Virginia, 17 year old Rilla is sent to stay with her elder sister, Thea, a Ranger in Yosemite, California. She has schoolwork to catch up on over the summer if she wants to graduate high school ...

    Yosemite Valley, not LA Valley... and there was nothing there to make me care about what happened. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. RTC ...

    As someone that used to do climbing (admittedly, though, indoors and in the UK climbing spots, nowhere near as amazing as Yosemite), I really loved the premise and idea of this book. It seems more like a tribute to the National Park than anything, though, which would have made for a go...

    1. Incredibly relatable MC. It's been a long time since I've identified so completely with a protagonist. Rilla's self-doubt and longing to be liked feel so raw and genuine; she made me remember, uncomfortably, what it was like to be a teenager. Also, her arc is A+. 2. All the wanderl...

    VALLEY GIRLS is the newest release from Sarah Nicole Lemon, who is also the author of DONE DIRT CHEAP. VALLEY GIRLS follows Rilla Skidmore, who is sent to live in Yosemite National Park with her half-sister after being busted while partying. Thea, her half-sister, vows to fix Rilla?s...

    *3.5 Rating Review Posted on Reading Lark 6/1/18: https://readinglark.blogspot.com/2018... I have read a string of contemporaries with main characters that are dealing with some pretty heavy stuff. Valley Girls falls into that category, but ended on a more hopeful note which made i...

    The amount of wilderness-related books I've read over the last few months is astounding, but they've all been fantastic! Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon did not disappoint. I was lucky enough to meet her at NoVa TEEN Book Festival, and she was so sweet in person! This story foll...

    There were some clarity issues with the writing and this ARC had obviously not gone through copy editing yet because there were a lot of spelling and grammatical mistakes, but despite all that, I really enjoyed this one. I raved about Dirt Done Cheap last year, and this book was just a...

    What a great read! I LOVED being able to experience Yosemite through this book, and it's clear that the author has a very strong knowledge of both Yosemite National Park and rock climbing. Lemon was able to nicely incorporate technical rock climbing terms in such a way that isn't dumbe...

    I have been procrastinating on writing this review because I wasn't sure how to put all I felt while reading this book into words. I completely related to the main character Rilla which was shocking to me being she is only 17/18 during this story and comes from a background very differ...

    ****4.5 Stars**** Thanks to NetGalley and Abrams for the ARC! When Rilla is shipped off to spend the summer with her older sister in Yosemite National Park she is livid. All her friends and her boyfriend will get to spend the summer together in West Virginia and Rilla isn't ready t...

    This is a great coming of age story that skips over many of the cliches and cringe-worthy scenes many teen novels feel necessary. Instead we see Rilla struggling, both internally and externally, to find her place in the world. She makes bad choices, justifies her decisions, and lives w...

    Valley Girls was weirdly refreshing. Normally, this book wouldn't have done it for me?the main character doesn't really have any goals, she kind of hides her past from the reader, and she fucks up a lot. But the characters and unique setting won me over. Rilla was an interesting m...

    I wanted to give this book four stars, but there were too many loose ends that were never tied. The writing though was phenomenal and the character development top notch. I wish the ending had included more about Thea and whether or not Rilla got her GED because I felt unfulfilled when...

    It was really good; not too focused on the romance but enough to keep you interested. This book grew my wanderlust even more. However, the large number (for a published novel) of punctuation & spelling errors made it a bit annoying. Overall I liked it; the characters felt real to m...

    Loved this book! One of the only five star ratings I have given out in awhile. The entire story felt so very real, it felt like I was living it, including the technical climbing aspects. My only complaint is that the ending felt a little abrupt and tidy. ...

    Eh- I liked it,but I also didn't like it. Rilla was annoying- you think she is going to redeem herself, and yet again acting like a little kid. I liked the other climber and her sister Thea. Also needed more backstory. ...

  • Megan  (YABookers)
    May 04, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

  • Gretchen
    Jun 09, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

    I was initially very excited about this book. However, I quickly became tired of the writing style and also the main character. I was tempted to discontinue reading, but the book actually picked up around the halfway point so I'm glad I finished it. I would maybe give 1 star to the fir...

    This review was originally posted on StrupagFollowing an incident at home in Rainelle, West Virginia, 17 year old Rilla is sent to stay with her elder sister, Thea, a Ranger in Yosemite, California. She has schoolwork to catch up on over the summer if she wants to graduate high school ...

    Yosemite Valley, not LA Valley... and there was nothing there to make me care about what happened. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. RTC ...

    As someone that used to do climbing (admittedly, though, indoors and in the UK climbing spots, nowhere near as amazing as Yosemite), I really loved the premise and idea of this book. It seems more like a tribute to the National Park than anything, though, which would have made for a go...

    1. Incredibly relatable MC. It's been a long time since I've identified so completely with a protagonist. Rilla's self-doubt and longing to be liked feel so raw and genuine; she made me remember, uncomfortably, what it was like to be a teenager. Also, her arc is A+. 2. All the wanderl...

    VALLEY GIRLS is the newest release from Sarah Nicole Lemon, who is also the author of DONE DIRT CHEAP. VALLEY GIRLS follows Rilla Skidmore, who is sent to live in Yosemite National Park with her half-sister after being busted while partying. Thea, her half-sister, vows to fix Rilla?s...

    *3.5 Rating Review Posted on Reading Lark 6/1/18: https://readinglark.blogspot.com/2018... I have read a string of contemporaries with main characters that are dealing with some pretty heavy stuff. Valley Girls falls into that category, but ended on a more hopeful note which made i...

    The amount of wilderness-related books I've read over the last few months is astounding, but they've all been fantastic! Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon did not disappoint. I was lucky enough to meet her at NoVa TEEN Book Festival, and she was so sweet in person! This story foll...

    There were some clarity issues with the writing and this ARC had obviously not gone through copy editing yet because there were a lot of spelling and grammatical mistakes, but despite all that, I really enjoyed this one. I raved about Dirt Done Cheap last year, and this book was just a...

    What a great read! I LOVED being able to experience Yosemite through this book, and it's clear that the author has a very strong knowledge of both Yosemite National Park and rock climbing. Lemon was able to nicely incorporate technical rock climbing terms in such a way that isn't dumbe...

    I have been procrastinating on writing this review because I wasn't sure how to put all I felt while reading this book into words. I completely related to the main character Rilla which was shocking to me being she is only 17/18 during this story and comes from a background very differ...

    ****4.5 Stars**** Thanks to NetGalley and Abrams for the ARC! When Rilla is shipped off to spend the summer with her older sister in Yosemite National Park she is livid. All her friends and her boyfriend will get to spend the summer together in West Virginia and Rilla isn't ready t...

    This is a great coming of age story that skips over many of the cliches and cringe-worthy scenes many teen novels feel necessary. Instead we see Rilla struggling, both internally and externally, to find her place in the world. She makes bad choices, justifies her decisions, and lives w...

    Valley Girls was weirdly refreshing. Normally, this book wouldn't have done it for me?the main character doesn't really have any goals, she kind of hides her past from the reader, and she fucks up a lot. But the characters and unique setting won me over. Rilla was an interesting m...

    I wanted to give this book four stars, but there were too many loose ends that were never tied. The writing though was phenomenal and the character development top notch. I wish the ending had included more about Thea and whether or not Rilla got her GED because I felt unfulfilled when...

    It was really good; not too focused on the romance but enough to keep you interested. This book grew my wanderlust even more. However, the large number (for a published novel) of punctuation & spelling errors made it a bit annoying. Overall I liked it; the characters felt real to m...

    Loved this book! One of the only five star ratings I have given out in awhile. The entire story felt so very real, it felt like I was living it, including the technical climbing aspects. My only complaint is that the ending felt a little abrupt and tidy. ...

  • Caro Herrera
    Apr 24, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

    I was initially very excited about this book. However, I quickly became tired of the writing style and also the main character. I was tempted to discontinue reading, but the book actually picked up around the halfway point so I'm glad I finished it. I would maybe give 1 star to the fir...

  • Kendall • thegeekyyogi
    May 26, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

    I was initially very excited about this book. However, I quickly became tired of the writing style and also the main character. I was tempted to discontinue reading, but the book actually picked up around the halfway point so I'm glad I finished it. I would maybe give 1 star to the fir...

    This review was originally posted on StrupagFollowing an incident at home in Rainelle, West Virginia, 17 year old Rilla is sent to stay with her elder sister, Thea, a Ranger in Yosemite, California. She has schoolwork to catch up on over the summer if she wants to graduate high school ...

    Yosemite Valley, not LA Valley... and there was nothing there to make me care about what happened. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. RTC ...

    As someone that used to do climbing (admittedly, though, indoors and in the UK climbing spots, nowhere near as amazing as Yosemite), I really loved the premise and idea of this book. It seems more like a tribute to the National Park than anything, though, which would have made for a go...

    1. Incredibly relatable MC. It's been a long time since I've identified so completely with a protagonist. Rilla's self-doubt and longing to be liked feel so raw and genuine; she made me remember, uncomfortably, what it was like to be a teenager. Also, her arc is A+. 2. All the wanderl...

    VALLEY GIRLS is the newest release from Sarah Nicole Lemon, who is also the author of DONE DIRT CHEAP. VALLEY GIRLS follows Rilla Skidmore, who is sent to live in Yosemite National Park with her half-sister after being busted while partying. Thea, her half-sister, vows to fix Rilla?s...

    *3.5 Rating Review Posted on Reading Lark 6/1/18: https://readinglark.blogspot.com/2018... I have read a string of contemporaries with main characters that are dealing with some pretty heavy stuff. Valley Girls falls into that category, but ended on a more hopeful note which made i...

    The amount of wilderness-related books I've read over the last few months is astounding, but they've all been fantastic! Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon did not disappoint. I was lucky enough to meet her at NoVa TEEN Book Festival, and she was so sweet in person! This story foll...

    There were some clarity issues with the writing and this ARC had obviously not gone through copy editing yet because there were a lot of spelling and grammatical mistakes, but despite all that, I really enjoyed this one. I raved about Dirt Done Cheap last year, and this book was just a...

    What a great read! I LOVED being able to experience Yosemite through this book, and it's clear that the author has a very strong knowledge of both Yosemite National Park and rock climbing. Lemon was able to nicely incorporate technical rock climbing terms in such a way that isn't dumbe...

    I have been procrastinating on writing this review because I wasn't sure how to put all I felt while reading this book into words. I completely related to the main character Rilla which was shocking to me being she is only 17/18 during this story and comes from a background very differ...

    ****4.5 Stars**** Thanks to NetGalley and Abrams for the ARC! When Rilla is shipped off to spend the summer with her older sister in Yosemite National Park she is livid. All her friends and her boyfriend will get to spend the summer together in West Virginia and Rilla isn't ready t...

    This is a great coming of age story that skips over many of the cliches and cringe-worthy scenes many teen novels feel necessary. Instead we see Rilla struggling, both internally and externally, to find her place in the world. She makes bad choices, justifies her decisions, and lives w...

    Valley Girls was weirdly refreshing. Normally, this book wouldn't have done it for me?the main character doesn't really have any goals, she kind of hides her past from the reader, and she fucks up a lot. But the characters and unique setting won me over. Rilla was an interesting m...

    I wanted to give this book four stars, but there were too many loose ends that were never tied. The writing though was phenomenal and the character development top notch. I wish the ending had included more about Thea and whether or not Rilla got her GED because I felt unfulfilled when...

    It was really good; not too focused on the romance but enough to keep you interested. This book grew my wanderlust even more. However, the large number (for a published novel) of punctuation & spelling errors made it a bit annoying. Overall I liked it; the characters felt real to m...

    Loved this book! One of the only five star ratings I have given out in awhile. The entire story felt so very real, it felt like I was living it, including the technical climbing aspects. My only complaint is that the ending felt a little abrupt and tidy. ...

    Eh- I liked it,but I also didn't like it. Rilla was annoying- you think she is going to redeem herself, and yet again acting like a little kid. I liked the other climber and her sister Thea. Also needed more backstory. ...

    Review to follow. ...

  • Kara
    May 01, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

    I was initially very excited about this book. However, I quickly became tired of the writing style and also the main character. I was tempted to discontinue reading, but the book actually picked up around the halfway point so I'm glad I finished it. I would maybe give 1 star to the fir...

    This review was originally posted on StrupagFollowing an incident at home in Rainelle, West Virginia, 17 year old Rilla is sent to stay with her elder sister, Thea, a Ranger in Yosemite, California. She has schoolwork to catch up on over the summer if she wants to graduate high school ...

    Yosemite Valley, not LA Valley... and there was nothing there to make me care about what happened. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. RTC ...

    As someone that used to do climbing (admittedly, though, indoors and in the UK climbing spots, nowhere near as amazing as Yosemite), I really loved the premise and idea of this book. It seems more like a tribute to the National Park than anything, though, which would have made for a go...

    1. Incredibly relatable MC. It's been a long time since I've identified so completely with a protagonist. Rilla's self-doubt and longing to be liked feel so raw and genuine; she made me remember, uncomfortably, what it was like to be a teenager. Also, her arc is A+. 2. All the wanderl...

    VALLEY GIRLS is the newest release from Sarah Nicole Lemon, who is also the author of DONE DIRT CHEAP. VALLEY GIRLS follows Rilla Skidmore, who is sent to live in Yosemite National Park with her half-sister after being busted while partying. Thea, her half-sister, vows to fix Rilla?s...

    *3.5 Rating Review Posted on Reading Lark 6/1/18: https://readinglark.blogspot.com/2018... I have read a string of contemporaries with main characters that are dealing with some pretty heavy stuff. Valley Girls falls into that category, but ended on a more hopeful note which made i...

    The amount of wilderness-related books I've read over the last few months is astounding, but they've all been fantastic! Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon did not disappoint. I was lucky enough to meet her at NoVa TEEN Book Festival, and she was so sweet in person! This story foll...

    There were some clarity issues with the writing and this ARC had obviously not gone through copy editing yet because there were a lot of spelling and grammatical mistakes, but despite all that, I really enjoyed this one. I raved about Dirt Done Cheap last year, and this book was just a...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Apr 12, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

  • Atlas
    Jan 17, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

  • Tova
    Apr 12, 2017

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

  • Kimberly
    Mar 09, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

    I was initially very excited about this book. However, I quickly became tired of the writing style and also the main character. I was tempted to discontinue reading, but the book actually picked up around the halfway point so I'm glad I finished it. I would maybe give 1 star to the fir...

    This review was originally posted on StrupagFollowing an incident at home in Rainelle, West Virginia, 17 year old Rilla is sent to stay with her elder sister, Thea, a Ranger in Yosemite, California. She has schoolwork to catch up on over the summer if she wants to graduate high school ...

    Yosemite Valley, not LA Valley... and there was nothing there to make me care about what happened. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. RTC ...

    As someone that used to do climbing (admittedly, though, indoors and in the UK climbing spots, nowhere near as amazing as Yosemite), I really loved the premise and idea of this book. It seems more like a tribute to the National Park than anything, though, which would have made for a go...

    1. Incredibly relatable MC. It's been a long time since I've identified so completely with a protagonist. Rilla's self-doubt and longing to be liked feel so raw and genuine; she made me remember, uncomfortably, what it was like to be a teenager. Also, her arc is A+. 2. All the wanderl...

    VALLEY GIRLS is the newest release from Sarah Nicole Lemon, who is also the author of DONE DIRT CHEAP. VALLEY GIRLS follows Rilla Skidmore, who is sent to live in Yosemite National Park with her half-sister after being busted while partying. Thea, her half-sister, vows to fix Rilla?s...

    *3.5 Rating Review Posted on Reading Lark 6/1/18: https://readinglark.blogspot.com/2018... I have read a string of contemporaries with main characters that are dealing with some pretty heavy stuff. Valley Girls falls into that category, but ended on a more hopeful note which made i...

    The amount of wilderness-related books I've read over the last few months is astounding, but they've all been fantastic! Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon did not disappoint. I was lucky enough to meet her at NoVa TEEN Book Festival, and she was so sweet in person! This story foll...

    There were some clarity issues with the writing and this ARC had obviously not gone through copy editing yet because there were a lot of spelling and grammatical mistakes, but despite all that, I really enjoyed this one. I raved about Dirt Done Cheap last year, and this book was just a...

    What a great read! I LOVED being able to experience Yosemite through this book, and it's clear that the author has a very strong knowledge of both Yosemite National Park and rock climbing. Lemon was able to nicely incorporate technical rock climbing terms in such a way that isn't dumbe...

    I have been procrastinating on writing this review because I wasn't sure how to put all I felt while reading this book into words. I completely related to the main character Rilla which was shocking to me being she is only 17/18 during this story and comes from a background very differ...

    ****4.5 Stars**** Thanks to NetGalley and Abrams for the ARC! When Rilla is shipped off to spend the summer with her older sister in Yosemite National Park she is livid. All her friends and her boyfriend will get to spend the summer together in West Virginia and Rilla isn't ready t...

    This is a great coming of age story that skips over many of the cliches and cringe-worthy scenes many teen novels feel necessary. Instead we see Rilla struggling, both internally and externally, to find her place in the world. She makes bad choices, justifies her decisions, and lives w...

    Valley Girls was weirdly refreshing. Normally, this book wouldn't have done it for me?the main character doesn't really have any goals, she kind of hides her past from the reader, and she fucks up a lot. But the characters and unique setting won me over. Rilla was an interesting m...

    I wanted to give this book four stars, but there were too many loose ends that were never tied. The writing though was phenomenal and the character development top notch. I wish the ending had included more about Thea and whether or not Rilla got her GED because I felt unfulfilled when...

  • Kelsey Rodkey
    May 08, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

    I was initially very excited about this book. However, I quickly became tired of the writing style and also the main character. I was tempted to discontinue reading, but the book actually picked up around the halfway point so I'm glad I finished it. I would maybe give 1 star to the fir...

    This review was originally posted on StrupagFollowing an incident at home in Rainelle, West Virginia, 17 year old Rilla is sent to stay with her elder sister, Thea, a Ranger in Yosemite, California. She has schoolwork to catch up on over the summer if she wants to graduate high school ...

    Yosemite Valley, not LA Valley... and there was nothing there to make me care about what happened. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. RTC ...

    As someone that used to do climbing (admittedly, though, indoors and in the UK climbing spots, nowhere near as amazing as Yosemite), I really loved the premise and idea of this book. It seems more like a tribute to the National Park than anything, though, which would have made for a go...

    1. Incredibly relatable MC. It's been a long time since I've identified so completely with a protagonist. Rilla's self-doubt and longing to be liked feel so raw and genuine; she made me remember, uncomfortably, what it was like to be a teenager. Also, her arc is A+. 2. All the wanderl...

    VALLEY GIRLS is the newest release from Sarah Nicole Lemon, who is also the author of DONE DIRT CHEAP. VALLEY GIRLS follows Rilla Skidmore, who is sent to live in Yosemite National Park with her half-sister after being busted while partying. Thea, her half-sister, vows to fix Rilla?s...

    *3.5 Rating Review Posted on Reading Lark 6/1/18: https://readinglark.blogspot.com/2018... I have read a string of contemporaries with main characters that are dealing with some pretty heavy stuff. Valley Girls falls into that category, but ended on a more hopeful note which made i...

    The amount of wilderness-related books I've read over the last few months is astounding, but they've all been fantastic! Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon did not disappoint. I was lucky enough to meet her at NoVa TEEN Book Festival, and she was so sweet in person! This story foll...

    There were some clarity issues with the writing and this ARC had obviously not gone through copy editing yet because there were a lot of spelling and grammatical mistakes, but despite all that, I really enjoyed this one. I raved about Dirt Done Cheap last year, and this book was just a...

    What a great read! I LOVED being able to experience Yosemite through this book, and it's clear that the author has a very strong knowledge of both Yosemite National Park and rock climbing. Lemon was able to nicely incorporate technical rock climbing terms in such a way that isn't dumbe...

    I have been procrastinating on writing this review because I wasn't sure how to put all I felt while reading this book into words. I completely related to the main character Rilla which was shocking to me being she is only 17/18 during this story and comes from a background very differ...

    ****4.5 Stars**** Thanks to NetGalley and Abrams for the ARC! When Rilla is shipped off to spend the summer with her older sister in Yosemite National Park she is livid. All her friends and her boyfriend will get to spend the summer together in West Virginia and Rilla isn't ready t...

    This is a great coming of age story that skips over many of the cliches and cringe-worthy scenes many teen novels feel necessary. Instead we see Rilla struggling, both internally and externally, to find her place in the world. She makes bad choices, justifies her decisions, and lives w...

    Valley Girls was weirdly refreshing. Normally, this book wouldn't have done it for me?the main character doesn't really have any goals, she kind of hides her past from the reader, and she fucks up a lot. But the characters and unique setting won me over. Rilla was an interesting m...

  • Leo
    Jun 04, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

    I was initially very excited about this book. However, I quickly became tired of the writing style and also the main character. I was tempted to discontinue reading, but the book actually picked up around the halfway point so I'm glad I finished it. I would maybe give 1 star to the fir...

    This review was originally posted on StrupagFollowing an incident at home in Rainelle, West Virginia, 17 year old Rilla is sent to stay with her elder sister, Thea, a Ranger in Yosemite, California. She has schoolwork to catch up on over the summer if she wants to graduate high school ...

    Yosemite Valley, not LA Valley... and there was nothing there to make me care about what happened. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. RTC ...

  • Ellie (crackthespine)
    Jan 19, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

    I was initially very excited about this book. However, I quickly became tired of the writing style and also the main character. I was tempted to discontinue reading, but the book actually picked up around the halfway point so I'm glad I finished it. I would maybe give 1 star to the fir...

    This review was originally posted on StrupagFollowing an incident at home in Rainelle, West Virginia, 17 year old Rilla is sent to stay with her elder sister, Thea, a Ranger in Yosemite, California. She has schoolwork to catch up on over the summer if she wants to graduate high school ...

    Yosemite Valley, not LA Valley... and there was nothing there to make me care about what happened. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. RTC ...

    As someone that used to do climbing (admittedly, though, indoors and in the UK climbing spots, nowhere near as amazing as Yosemite), I really loved the premise and idea of this book. It seems more like a tribute to the National Park than anything, though, which would have made for a go...

  • Emmy B
    Jun 20, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

    I was initially very excited about this book. However, I quickly became tired of the writing style and also the main character. I was tempted to discontinue reading, but the book actually picked up around the halfway point so I'm glad I finished it. I would maybe give 1 star to the fir...

    This review was originally posted on StrupagFollowing an incident at home in Rainelle, West Virginia, 17 year old Rilla is sent to stay with her elder sister, Thea, a Ranger in Yosemite, California. She has schoolwork to catch up on over the summer if she wants to graduate high school ...

    Yosemite Valley, not LA Valley... and there was nothing there to make me care about what happened. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. RTC ...

    As someone that used to do climbing (admittedly, though, indoors and in the UK climbing spots, nowhere near as amazing as Yosemite), I really loved the premise and idea of this book. It seems more like a tribute to the National Park than anything, though, which would have made for a go...

    1. Incredibly relatable MC. It's been a long time since I've identified so completely with a protagonist. Rilla's self-doubt and longing to be liked feel so raw and genuine; she made me remember, uncomfortably, what it was like to be a teenager. Also, her arc is A+. 2. All the wanderl...

    VALLEY GIRLS is the newest release from Sarah Nicole Lemon, who is also the author of DONE DIRT CHEAP. VALLEY GIRLS follows Rilla Skidmore, who is sent to live in Yosemite National Park with her half-sister after being busted while partying. Thea, her half-sister, vows to fix Rilla?s...

    *3.5 Rating Review Posted on Reading Lark 6/1/18: https://readinglark.blogspot.com/2018... I have read a string of contemporaries with main characters that are dealing with some pretty heavy stuff. Valley Girls falls into that category, but ended on a more hopeful note which made i...

    The amount of wilderness-related books I've read over the last few months is astounding, but they've all been fantastic! Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon did not disappoint. I was lucky enough to meet her at NoVa TEEN Book Festival, and she was so sweet in person! This story foll...

    There were some clarity issues with the writing and this ARC had obviously not gone through copy editing yet because there were a lot of spelling and grammatical mistakes, but despite all that, I really enjoyed this one. I raved about Dirt Done Cheap last year, and this book was just a...

    What a great read! I LOVED being able to experience Yosemite through this book, and it's clear that the author has a very strong knowledge of both Yosemite National Park and rock climbing. Lemon was able to nicely incorporate technical rock climbing terms in such a way that isn't dumbe...

  • Teresa
    Mar 24, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

    I was initially very excited about this book. However, I quickly became tired of the writing style and also the main character. I was tempted to discontinue reading, but the book actually picked up around the halfway point so I'm glad I finished it. I would maybe give 1 star to the fir...

    This review was originally posted on StrupagFollowing an incident at home in Rainelle, West Virginia, 17 year old Rilla is sent to stay with her elder sister, Thea, a Ranger in Yosemite, California. She has schoolwork to catch up on over the summer if she wants to graduate high school ...

    Yosemite Valley, not LA Valley... and there was nothing there to make me care about what happened. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. RTC ...

    As someone that used to do climbing (admittedly, though, indoors and in the UK climbing spots, nowhere near as amazing as Yosemite), I really loved the premise and idea of this book. It seems more like a tribute to the National Park than anything, though, which would have made for a go...

    1. Incredibly relatable MC. It's been a long time since I've identified so completely with a protagonist. Rilla's self-doubt and longing to be liked feel so raw and genuine; she made me remember, uncomfortably, what it was like to be a teenager. Also, her arc is A+. 2. All the wanderl...

    VALLEY GIRLS is the newest release from Sarah Nicole Lemon, who is also the author of DONE DIRT CHEAP. VALLEY GIRLS follows Rilla Skidmore, who is sent to live in Yosemite National Park with her half-sister after being busted while partying. Thea, her half-sister, vows to fix Rilla?s...

    *3.5 Rating Review Posted on Reading Lark 6/1/18: https://readinglark.blogspot.com/2018... I have read a string of contemporaries with main characters that are dealing with some pretty heavy stuff. Valley Girls falls into that category, but ended on a more hopeful note which made i...

    The amount of wilderness-related books I've read over the last few months is astounding, but they've all been fantastic! Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon did not disappoint. I was lucky enough to meet her at NoVa TEEN Book Festival, and she was so sweet in person! This story foll...

    There were some clarity issues with the writing and this ARC had obviously not gone through copy editing yet because there were a lot of spelling and grammatical mistakes, but despite all that, I really enjoyed this one. I raved about Dirt Done Cheap last year, and this book was just a...

    What a great read! I LOVED being able to experience Yosemite through this book, and it's clear that the author has a very strong knowledge of both Yosemite National Park and rock climbing. Lemon was able to nicely incorporate technical rock climbing terms in such a way that isn't dumbe...

    I have been procrastinating on writing this review because I wasn't sure how to put all I felt while reading this book into words. I completely related to the main character Rilla which was shocking to me being she is only 17/18 during this story and comes from a background very differ...

    ****4.5 Stars**** Thanks to NetGalley and Abrams for the ARC! When Rilla is shipped off to spend the summer with her older sister in Yosemite National Park she is livid. All her friends and her boyfriend will get to spend the summer together in West Virginia and Rilla isn't ready t...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Sep 25, 2017

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

  • Teenreadsdotcom
    May 31, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

    I was initially very excited about this book. However, I quickly became tired of the writing style and also the main character. I was tempted to discontinue reading, but the book actually picked up around the halfway point so I'm glad I finished it. I would maybe give 1 star to the fir...

    This review was originally posted on StrupagFollowing an incident at home in Rainelle, West Virginia, 17 year old Rilla is sent to stay with her elder sister, Thea, a Ranger in Yosemite, California. She has schoolwork to catch up on over the summer if she wants to graduate high school ...

    Yosemite Valley, not LA Valley... and there was nothing there to make me care about what happened. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. RTC ...

    As someone that used to do climbing (admittedly, though, indoors and in the UK climbing spots, nowhere near as amazing as Yosemite), I really loved the premise and idea of this book. It seems more like a tribute to the National Park than anything, though, which would have made for a go...

    1. Incredibly relatable MC. It's been a long time since I've identified so completely with a protagonist. Rilla's self-doubt and longing to be liked feel so raw and genuine; she made me remember, uncomfortably, what it was like to be a teenager. Also, her arc is A+. 2. All the wanderl...

    VALLEY GIRLS is the newest release from Sarah Nicole Lemon, who is also the author of DONE DIRT CHEAP. VALLEY GIRLS follows Rilla Skidmore, who is sent to live in Yosemite National Park with her half-sister after being busted while partying. Thea, her half-sister, vows to fix Rilla?s...

  • bibliosaurus rex
    Jun 12, 2018

    1.5 Stars DNF @ 49% I?m doing it. I?m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn?t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I couldn?t continue. My biggest problem was likely my complete annoyance at main ch...

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite ...

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite * * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised teen set against the stunning background of Yosemite. Valley Girls delivered in...

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half sister, I needed more -- but the setting in Yosemite and the climbing were excellent. Th...

    Oh my gosh yessssssss. Badass rock climbing ladies??? Sign me the fuck up. After DONE DIRT CHEAP, I'm ready to read anything Lemon writes. ...

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life. ...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review!* I loved loved loved Sarah Nicole Lemon's debut Done Dirt Cheap, which ...

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley. DNF @ 30% I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really disliked the main character Rilla. I'm usually all for unlikeable female charac...

    Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 3.5 On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't behind why I didn't enjoy it as much, but it definitely contributed. Valley ...

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vows to change her awful habits of partying and smoking drugs, claiming that she will ena...

    I was initially very excited about this book. However, I quickly became tired of the writing style and also the main character. I was tempted to discontinue reading, but the book actually picked up around the halfway point so I'm glad I finished it. I would maybe give 1 star to the fir...

    This review was originally posted on StrupagFollowing an incident at home in Rainelle, West Virginia, 17 year old Rilla is sent to stay with her elder sister, Thea, a Ranger in Yosemite, California. She has schoolwork to catch up on over the summer if she wants to graduate high school ...

    Yosemite Valley, not LA Valley... and there was nothing there to make me care about what happened. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. RTC ...

    As someone that used to do climbing (admittedly, though, indoors and in the UK climbing spots, nowhere near as amazing as Yosemite), I really loved the premise and idea of this book. It seems more like a tribute to the National Park than anything, though, which would have made for a go...

    1. Incredibly relatable MC. It's been a long time since I've identified so completely with a protagonist. Rilla's self-doubt and longing to be liked feel so raw and genuine; she made me remember, uncomfortably, what it was like to be a teenager. Also, her arc is A+. 2. All the wanderl...

    VALLEY GIRLS is the newest release from Sarah Nicole Lemon, who is also the author of DONE DIRT CHEAP. VALLEY GIRLS follows Rilla Skidmore, who is sent to live in Yosemite National Park with her half-sister after being busted while partying. Thea, her half-sister, vows to fix Rilla?s...

    *3.5 Rating Review Posted on Reading Lark 6/1/18: https://readinglark.blogspot.com/2018... I have read a string of contemporaries with main characters that are dealing with some pretty heavy stuff. Valley Girls falls into that category, but ended on a more hopeful note which made i...

    The amount of wilderness-related books I've read over the last few months is astounding, but they've all been fantastic! Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon did not disappoint. I was lucky enough to meet her at NoVa TEEN Book Festival, and she was so sweet in person! This story foll...

    There were some clarity issues with the writing and this ARC had obviously not gone through copy editing yet because there were a lot of spelling and grammatical mistakes, but despite all that, I really enjoyed this one. I raved about Dirt Done Cheap last year, and this book was just a...

    What a great read! I LOVED being able to experience Yosemite through this book, and it's clear that the author has a very strong knowledge of both Yosemite National Park and rock climbing. Lemon was able to nicely incorporate technical rock climbing terms in such a way that isn't dumbe...

    I have been procrastinating on writing this review because I wasn't sure how to put all I felt while reading this book into words. I completely related to the main character Rilla which was shocking to me being she is only 17/18 during this story and comes from a background very differ...

    ****4.5 Stars**** Thanks to NetGalley and Abrams for the ARC! When Rilla is shipped off to spend the summer with her older sister in Yosemite National Park she is livid. All her friends and her boyfriend will get to spend the summer together in West Virginia and Rilla isn't ready t...

    This is a great coming of age story that skips over many of the cliches and cringe-worthy scenes many teen novels feel necessary. Instead we see Rilla struggling, both internally and externally, to find her place in the world. She makes bad choices, justifies her decisions, and lives w...

    Valley Girls was weirdly refreshing. Normally, this book wouldn't have done it for me?the main character doesn't really have any goals, she kind of hides her past from the reader, and she fucks up a lot. But the characters and unique setting won me over. Rilla was an interesting m...

    I wanted to give this book four stars, but there were too many loose ends that were never tied. The writing though was phenomenal and the character development top notch. I wish the ending had included more about Thea and whether or not Rilla got her GED because I felt unfulfilled when...

    It was really good; not too focused on the romance but enough to keep you interested. This book grew my wanderlust even more. However, the large number (for a published novel) of punctuation & spelling errors made it a bit annoying. Overall I liked it; the characters felt real to m...