The Compulsive Reader: June Book of the Month: She's So Money by Cherry Cheva

Thursday, June 5, 2008

June Book of the Month: She's So Money by Cherry Cheva

Wow, June is here and so is summer! Finally! This month we're featuring a really cool read from new YA author Cherry Cheva! Cherry grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is super hilarious (she writes for Family Guy!) and also wonderfully fun to talk to, and her book includes everything you'd ever want for a good read.

Maya is that girl...you know the one. The girl who gets straight A's, works as a tutor, and helps her parents out at their Thai cuisine restaurant in her spare time. But there's more to her than just being a good girl. Maya can't wait to get out of Michigan and start her life, and hopefully have a little fun along the way.

But when she's left in charge of the restaurant for the weekend and gets a little careless, she's smacked with a $10,000 fine. She's at a loss as to what to do about it until Camden King, the biggest idiot she's ever had to tutor, suggests that she charge students in exchange for doing their homework. Despite her reservations, Maya needs the money, and soon she's got herself a complex cheating ring that is teetering precariously on lies and half truths. If only she can hold out until she can earn enough money to pay that fine...

There's no doubt about it--She's So Money is a hilarious, fun, and wild romp. Maya's journey to finding herself and gaining confidence is one that will reach across to many girls and strike home, even if the ride getting there is a bit bumpy. Cheva doesn't sugar coat the cheating aspects of the book. She tells it like it is, and gives Maya very plausible reasons to take the actions that she does. It all culminates in an ending that although may seem a little too good to be true at first, is quite believable and entirely gratifying.

Cherry is going to be with us throughout the month, giving excerpts, a guest blog, and an interview (so if there's anything you want to ask her, send me the your questions by commenting or emailing!). She's also been so very kind as to donate a signed copy of She's So Money and a Family Guy tee shirt to one lucky winner! So send me your name, address, and email to thecompulsivereader@gmail.com, and be sure to go out and buy yourself a copy of She's So Money! You won't be disappointed!


Anna said...

I LOVED this book. :) Cherry is funny. And she grew up about forty minutes away from where I live. :p


Anonymous said...

I LOVED this book. It was absolutely hilarious and I stayed up all night reading it. I don't remember his name but I fell in love with the "bad boy" of the book. *sigh* This was definitely the best book you could've picked!

Andromeda Jazmon said...

I enjoyed this book too and reviewed it today. I linked to your post here.