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The Other Girl: A Midvale Academy novel by Sarah Miller

January 5th, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books


Source: Received for review from Sacramento Book Review

Availability: In stores now

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars

The Other Girl is the follow up book to Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn.  Molly McGarry has been in the mind of her boyfriend, Gideon, for about six months now.  While on one hand this is great because she can anticipate his every desire there is also the downside of over hearing him checking out their beautiful classmate, Pilar.  When Molly’s jealousy gets the better of her she ends up breaking up with Gideon and then watching as he hooks up with Pilar. Suddenly Molly finds herself out of Gideon’s mind and in Pilar’s mind instead.  She tries to use this opportunity to sabotage the new relationship but everything she does seems to push Gideon and Pilar closer together.

I enjoyed this book much more than the first book in the series and did not want to put it down.  Gideon’s mind was pretty one tracked about girls and sex.  Seeing inside of Pilar’s mind was much more interesting.   We see that while Pilar is arguably the most beautiful girl on campus she still has her own insecurities and wants to be known for more than being the dumb cutie.  I found myself liking her much more than I did in the last book and even found myself liking her more than Molly.  I actually felt sorry for Pilar and was hoping there would be a happy ending for her.  This book will have you smiling and laughing to yourself as you read what goes through Pilar’s head.

While we do not see as much of Gideon’s roommates, Nicholas and Cullen, they do make some appearances that always liven up the story.  It was also enjoyable to get to know Devon and Edie more in this story as well.  This was a thoroughly enjoyable book that I highly suggest picking up even if not a fan of the first book.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Romance, Young Adult

4 Responses

  1. Faye

    I can’t wait 2 read this book! It looks really good :D

  2. Chasity (ck.twilighter)

    I likey likey… I think this sounds like a great read!!=)

  3. Bookalicious Ramblings

    Thanks for the review! I hadn’t heard of these books before, but I really like the premise!

  4. Jessica

    So funny, I just posted my review for this. I completely agree. I didn’t like the first book that much, but this one, I could not put down! Didn’t you love the ending?

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