Notes From a Former Virgin
Series: Chloe Snow, #3
Author: Emma Chastain
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2019
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Synopsis: Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Mean Girls as lovably flawed high school student Chloe Snow chronicles her junior year as she navigates the highs and lows of family, friendship, school, and losing her virginity.
I’ll be honest: junior year has been a disaster.
My horrible mom is back from Mexico.
My dad’s girlfriend is living in our house.
Did I mention my parents aren’t divorced yet?
On the plus side, I lost my virginity!…and then the whole school found out and I got slut-shamed.
Then, somehow, I got popular! But according to some people, it turned me into a monster, and I’m pretty sure everyone hates me now.
Oh, and there was the Thanksgiving fiasco, and the prom queen debacle, and the illegal middle-of-the-night drive to the hospital.
Want to hear the whole wild story? You’ll have to read my notes.
I have been following along with this series since the first book came out, and for some reason, I just can’t get enough of Chloe Snow! While the first book in the series was good, the second one was better, and the third one I flew through in a single day because I couldn’t stop reading.
The covers for the Chloe Snow books have gotten an impressive makeover, making them seem more modern than the previous cover for the first Chloe Snow book. I really like these designs better, and this one is my favorite to date.
I like the diary theme that these books have going on. I feel like we really get inside the character’s head with t his form of writing. It’s entertaining to read about her actual thoughts and feelings, instead of just what is happening in the present. They are also really easy to follow along with.
In the first Chloe Snow book, her writing was a bit immature at times, but that has evolved through the next two books in the series so far. As a huge fan of character development, I can tell you right now that I love how the author has accomplished this. It shows that Chloe’s character is growing up and becoming more adult-like. It adds a fun element to the overall story to be able to see her grow like this!
The stuff that happens in this book, like the previous ones, will have you laughing out loud and feeling the same emotions that Chloe feels for every journal entry. Sometimes they are happy, sometimes they are mushy, and other times they will make you feel sad or upset, just like she is. That’s the sign of a good writer.
All in all, I really liked this book and I can’t wait for the Senior Year book to come out next!
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
Emma Chastain is a graduate of Barnard College and the creative writing MFA program at Boston University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and children.
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