Review: Notable

Jan •  22 •  2014

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: NotableNotable by Marni Bates
Series: Smith High # 3
Published by Kteen on October 29th 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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I take no prisoners…

I'm Chelsea Halloway and I will happily destroy your social life if you mess with me. Just ask anyone. There is no situation I can't handle. Divorcing parents? No problem. An ex-boyfriend who wants to date Smith High School's biggest geek instead of me? Just a matter of time before I can make him see reason. At least, until my parents decide to ship me off on a study abroad trip to Cambodia…

Now instead of being admired as the queen of the Notables, I'm stuck with a bunch of college students who don't take me seriously, and a professor who accidentally landed himself on the wrong side of a drug lord. And it's up to me to get us all out of the country alive--even the annoying jerk with the green eyes who won't stop calling me "princess."

Oh yeah, what could possibly go wrong?

I have been following this series from the start. Each book features a character deeply and in a new way.

Plot: Chelsea is your typical popular gal.  Neglected by her parents yet forced to adhere to their standards, Chelsea is forced to leave on trip outside the country in order for her to get her life together. I think this plot plays well with character development as well as plot build up. It builds up nicely with a start that is harsh yet emotional and then flowed onward to a trip of a lifetime.

Chelsea: Even though she is a popular gal and always gets what she wants, she turned out to be quite different than what I thought. I like that the author used Chelsea’s popularity to her advantage. You think that just because she is popular and has bad grades doesn’t mean she doesn’t know anything. She is actually quite smart and uses what she knows to her best ability. Because of her being popular, Chelsea has some thick skin. She is very blunt and very good at hiding any hurt.

Ending: I like the way Chelsea develop over the course of the story. She doesn’t completely change and thats okay but she learns to be herself. She learns to love and accept herself.

This is another great addition to the series. Packing a punch with a smart-mouthed gal, Notable is fantastic.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Jan 22, 2014

    I haven’t read any of these but they sound cute. Great review!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  2. I love main characters that aren’t afraid to speak their mind. I haven’t heard of this series before but I’ll have to check it out, sounds good!

  3. Candace
    Jan 23, 2014

    I remember seeing the previous books but hadn’t paid them much attention. This doesn’t sound bad though!