EyeLeash is getting five stars from me. I am fourteen years old and read this in two days. While it is sexually explicit in some areas, it is so the author can make her point across, which I'm for. Otherwise, sex in detail in a novel? Not my cup of tea, although the Gossip Girl genre is popular for girls around my age.
EyeLeash is just about a girl who's feeling pressured to have sex at an early age, as the only virgin remaining in her group of friends. What I think is insane is that the main character's BFF is dating a 30-year-old! And she constantly talks of her sex life with him (thankfully not in great detail). Her best friend, the virgin, is exposed to finding a used condom while visiting unannounced one afternoon before the said friend could clean up a bit. Gross!
The above paragraph will finish most of the ranting about what I felt should have been left OUT of the book. Here's what I think was cool.
1.The game Jade's crush, Novan played with his ipod. Ask your ipod a question and then hit shuffle. It could be trying to tell you something. I tried this myself.
2. Poetry mixed throughout the book. Jess C Scott can write both in verse and in a mature Judy Blume style.
3. That Novan did not show up at the hotel to sleep with Jade. It made her learn something about herself. Also, nude pics? Really?
4. The mention of virtual worlds online. Yes, this makes me a geek.
At first, I was mad while reading this because I thought the character of Jade was so much smarter than Serena Van Der Woodsen or any other slutty pop culture icon. Then I realized that she's just trying to find herself as much as all of us. Let's face it, even a smart girl, fictional or not, can make a mistake. But there are real nice guys out there like the character of Novan to kind of keep us in check. So I guess what I'm trying to say is, if you're a teen who purposely doesn't try to be like the It Girls, or even just a smart girl who thinks that you have to dumb yourself down for guys, read EyeLeash. Jess C Scott is the 21st century Judy Blume.