In Rachel Cohn's newest book, Very Lefreak, we meet a girl named Veronica who calls herself Very. She is a party girl with an addiction to all things technological. Very is the girl everyone wants to know, wants to see and even wants to be. There is more to Very than her online and her party life college girl personas show, but will she ever learn to be just Veronica? Things in her real life get out of hand and Very is sent off to techno-rehab at a place called ESCAPE. The story then follows her steps to "recovery" and who she meets along the way. Very Lefreak is a joyride through Very's social life, personal life, and eventually her struggle to make it through. Will she make it out alive? Or will her past come back to haunt her? It is up to you to find out.
This is the second book I've read from Rachel Cohn and I was not disappointed. Though this book, was a bit more sexual then I would have preferred in a young adult novel, it was still a great story. Cohn has an amazing talent at writing characters that are believable and real. She uses languages that is true to the age groups she portrays, and her scenarios are realistic and current. This book is filled with internet jargon, places, and things that today's teenagers experience on a daily basis. I loved the references to Iphones, social networks, and play lists. Cohn definitely created a world where her readers can relate. The best part was that I never got the feeling that anything was lacking research or was not lived by Very. I also loved the depth of Very that you do not get in books like this. Though she is very superficial and bland on the surface, she also has this deep past and has emotions that she has tried to cover up. This is a great book for a generation living in this century. I would recommend this book for an older teen crowd because of all the grown up language and sexual content, but it still a great read. Rachel Cohn never disappoints and with Very LeFreak she has won me again.
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