I really enjoyed Molly's character, she was awkward and so not cool: being kind of a klutz - so thankfully i could relate quite a bit! I had one slight issue at the beginning to do with her age as i thought, wrongly, that she was younger than i thought her to be. The reason being, she sounded a little immature when she wrote about all her ''problems'' in her entries and i automatically assumed she wasn't a teenager, or just barely so, so when i found out she was my age i was kind of stumped!
I also found her a little....naive. Her supposed ''best friends'' were AWFUL. I couldn't imagine ever being friends with them at all as they dumped her whenever they felt like it but when everything was 'ok', they just let her back in and Molly just accepted it...
I can't imagine living in a shopping center but i thought Molly described the potential ups and downs of living in one quite well. The bonus of not having to go far to shop. But the problem of having so many people literally outside of your doorstep, being labelled as a 'Mall Girl' which may not seem all its cracked up to be, and having nearly everyone you know hanging around outside your 'house' practically every day. I personally would love to live in a shopping center. Just to try it out. But i wouldn't want to live there forever!
Most books have a theme to them and this one was one i particularity enjoyed. It was all about self-discovery and it was quite amusing to have an insight into Molly's life as she works her way around living life as a teenager, and juggling all the other problems that inevitable come in her way.
"Friends are great, but they're also weird. I'm not completely convinced that you choose them any more than you choose your family. You just deal with what you've got."
It was such a light, funny book and i loved that i could just sit back and relax and not take anything too seriously. It was a great way for me to just enjoy what i read, and have a break from the intense, traumatic (!!) dystopians that fill my book shelf. Its a perfect read for teenage girls in need of some entertainment on a rainy day who don't want to have a too elaborate a book on their hands.
*Thank you to Curious Fox for sending me this book free of charge. This in no way affected my review.