He's So Not Worth It by Kieran Scott

57%

35 Critic Reviews

These Orchard Hill people are not much for reflection and self-examination.
-Rhapsody in Books

Synopsis

A summer on the Jersey Shore comes with complications aplenty in this second installment of the He’s So/She’s So trilogy.

As Ally Ryan learned in She’s So Dead to Us, hoping for the best doesn’t always work out. Her old “friends” in Orchard Hill still hated her, and falling hard for Jake Graydon didn’t help, since he managed to let her down more than anyone.
     So when Ally has to choose where to spend the summer, she opts to put up with her mom’s new boyfriend and hang out at the Jersey Shore instead of sticking around Orchard Hill, where Jake has decided to stay. Summer at the beach isn’t all bad, especially when Ally gets involved with a local bad boy. But back in Orchard Hill, Jake is spending more and more time with Chloe, and his interest in Ally may be put to the ultimate test….
     Sunshine and secrets fill the pages of this second book in a popular trilogy.
 

About Kieran Scott

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Kieran Scott is the author of the Non-Blonde Cheerleader series along with the He’s So/She’s So trilogy: She’s So Dead to Us, He’s So Not Worth It, and This is So Not Happening. She also writes the New York Times bestselling series Private, as well as the Shadowlands trilogy, under the pen name Kate Brian. She resides in New Jersey with her family.
 
Published June 7, 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 370 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Romance. Fiction
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Critic reviews for He's So Not Worth It
All: 35 | Positive: 19 | Negative: 16

Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on May 15 2011

It’s chick lit with redeeming features that may help it appeal to a wide audience.

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Rhapsody in Books

Below average
Reviewed by rhapsodyinbooks on Aug 05 2011

These Orchard Hill people are not much for reflection and self-examination.

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Feeling Fictional

Below average
Reviewed by Feeling Fictional on Dec 14 2011

It was so matter of fact – every day life - that if felt more like reading the transcript of a documentary programme with asides to camera, than a fictitious novel.

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Rather Be Reading

Excellent
Reviewed by Magan on Jan 18 2012

This was a really fun, awesome read. I thoroughly enjoyed all the drama and the crazy. I read it so quickly because I just needed to know who Ally would end up with.

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Wondrous Reads

Good
Reviewed by Wondrous Reads on Aug 22 2011

He's So Not Worth It is so addictive it's like the pages turn themselves.

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Peace Love Books

Good
Reviewed by Jessica on Jun 08 2011

I will be counting down the days just so I can figure out what happens next to my new favorite characters.

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Chick Loves Lit

Below average
Reviewed by Shanyn on Jun 27 2011

My non compatibility with the main character made this book a huge miss for me. I was hoping she would start making good decisions for herself, but she was right back at the whole popularity thing...Different from the first? Nah, not really.

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Good Books and Good Wine

Below average
Reviewed by April on Jun 01 2011

I really enjoyed reading He’s So Not Worth It but I didn’t find any deep meaning in it.

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The Book Scoop

Below average
Reviewed by Rowena on May 26 2011

In this book, I came to love Jake so much more and it was Aly that I thought was stupid.

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The Reader Bee

Good
Reviewed by Christy on Jun 09 2011

The writing on this was really creative, and the plot drew me in once again.

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Crowding the Book Truck

Below average
Reviewed by Caroline on Jun 09 2011

I was really confused at the beginning of this book, and it didn't help that I didn't know it was a sequel.

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One More Page

Below average
Reviewed by Tina on Jun 10 2011

As real as these characters and their dynamics felt, I was frustrated at all the stupid decisions they keep on doing.

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Katie's Amazing Book Reviews

Excellent
Reviewed by Katie on Jun 07 2011

I loved following both Ally and Jake. Their alternating perspectives are so believable! Both of their stories were so special and fun. And quite drama filled.

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Moonlight Reader

Good
Reviewed by Ange on May 14 2012

A mix of drama, rich kids and a scandals that will leave you wanting more.

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Stuck in YA Books

Good
Reviewed by Amanda on Apr 29 2011

Scott really does a good job of presenting her story through this trilogy, it will leave you hanging until the end.

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Worn Pages and Dusty Shelves

Below average
Reviewed by Mercy on Sep 25 2011

I don't think HSNWI quite lived up to the first book.

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Jessica Lawlor

Good
Reviewed by Jessica on May 16 2011

Um, holy cliffhanger! If I thought the ending of the first book was intense, nothing compares to this crazy ending. My mouth seriously dropped open and I kept swiping my iPad hoping and praying for just one more chapter.

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Book Labyrinth

Below average
Reviewed by Ashley on May 19 2011

Unfortunately this one failed to dazzle me like its predecessor did.

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Willa's Ramblings

Good
Reviewed by Willa on Sep 11 2011

The entire novel is a fast-flipping story, making you chew on your nails, laugh, scream at Ally to figure it out, and yell at Jake to think a bit more.

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Christi the Teen Librarian

Below average
Reviewed by Christi on Jun 02 2011

I have a love-hate relationship with cliffhanger endings?

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Readergirl Reviews a Teen Book

Below average
Reviewed by Readergirl on May 28 2011

It was entertaining, but I just found myself not caring very much for some of the characters.

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Coffee Table Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Aimee on May 08 2011

Kieran Scott writes very good teen drama. I love this series. Ally just seems to get more and more thrown at her without much hope for a break.

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Out of the Blue

Below average
Reviewed by Alessandra on May 07 2012

It was a good book, although I think I enjoyed the first one in the series more.

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Lit Princess

Below average
Reviewed by Lit Princess on Dec 10 2011

I'm not sure if I'll be reading the third book in the trilogy, after this sophomore slump of a book.

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Aleeza's Rambly Blog

Below average
Reviewed by Aleeza on Jul 21 2011

When she began making some more questionable decisions as the book progressed, I began getting annoyed.

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J'Adore Happy Endings

Good
Reviewed by maandag on Jun 20 2011

The plot is in one word DRAMA. Wow, there’s so much going on here I felt my head was going to explode. It felt like a month of Gossip Girl episodes mixed together in one book. I couldn’t stop reading, it was just too exciting.

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Book Chic Club

Good
Reviewed by Bookchic on Jun 09 2011

It's got cute boys, beach scenes, parties, kissing scenes, and a lot of drama.

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Yarfee

Excellent
Reviewed by Myra Lynn on Apr 25 2012

All the characters are frustrating in their own ways, but act as typical 17 year olds do, which makes this very entertaining.

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Milina's Review

Above average
Reviewed by MIlina Caps 23 on Feb 28 2012

These books are well written, and the characters develop amazingly. You can see how much Jake alone develops amazingly.

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Books Are Dreams

Below average
Reviewed by Katie on Aug 08 2011

I used to like Ally. In this book she just become annoying. She was moody, rude, irresponsible, ... made some really dumb mistakes . . . It all seemed to be for a guy. I honestly thought she was smarter than that.

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Waiting and Writing

Good
Reviewed by Danielle on Jul 16 2011

Kieran Scott is an awesome writer and I would absolutely recommend reading this book.

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Just Your Typical Book Blog

Excellent
Reviewed by Amber on Jul 14 2011

In He's So Not Worth It, Kieran Scott manages to umph up the drama, develop the characters, deliver a kick-butt plot, and makes this sequel even BETTER than She's So Dead To Us.

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The Book Blog Experience

Good
Reviewed by bookworm1494 on Jun 28 2011

You do not know how much I just want to break into Kieran’s house and borrow her manuscript for just a sneak peek.

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He Followed Me Home

Good
Reviewed by Mel Boulrice on Jun 08 2011

I'm eager to see how this all plays out in the end.

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Bookerella Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Jamie Kline on Jun 07 2011

This was a great, fun, light read that had me guessing at how the book would conclude.

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