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FREE E-PUB º Pants on Fire ï Katie Ellison Is Not A Liar But She Can T Exactly Tell The Truth, Either Not When She S Juggling Two Boyfriends, Secretly Hating The High School Football Team Everyone Else Worships, And Trying To Have The Best Summer Ever At Least Katie Has It All Under Control Sort Of Her Biggest Secret, What Really Happened The Night Tommy Sullivan Is A Freak Was Spray Painted On The Junior High Gymnasium Wall, Is SafeThat Is, Until Tommy Comes Back To Town Katie Is Sure He S Going To Ruin All Her Plans, And She Ll Do Anything To Hang On To Her Perfect Existence Even If It Means Telling Lies Even If, Now That Tommy S Around, She S Actually Truthfully Having The Time Of Her Life I love Meg Cabot s books They are fresh, funny and heart warming, with cute characters, an entertaining plot and sparkly, humorous writing, however, in this book, that was not the case When I opened the book I instantly expected to be introduced to a loveable, three dimensional main character, funny, witty remarks and soon after, little twists in the plot, I am very sad to announce that this book was nothing like her previous novels and was a major disappointment to read.When we are first introduced to Katie, I instantly disliked her, she was selfish, she cheated on her boyfriend, she was a liar, she thought the world of herselfneed I saywhy I detested Katie I could not believe how she had one of the nicest, most respectable boys as a boyfriend and claimed she loved him, yet any time she had free of Seth she was macking with her other, private boyfriend, Eric And what also annoyed me was that she didn t even have the slightest bit of guilt when she was cheating on her boyfriend How shallow is that Also, I thought that when you have a boyfriend, you re supposed to talk to them, be best friends with them, not CONSTANTLY wanting to have your tongue in his mouth Which was exactly what Katie did Whenever there was a scene with Katie and Seth Eric and EVEN Tommy, what did she do Kiss them, not even because she loved them, but because she just wanted to make out with them, all the time And not only all she did in this book was kiss, but all she thought about was kissing, I swear, it s a wonder I m not bald by now, since every time she said kissing or macking or making out, I would pull my hair out in frustration She seriously needs a life.The plot was terrible, I literally feel like I ve read nothing but Katie making out in this book There were no major twists, there was no heart gripping, heart warming or heart wrenching moments, throughout this book all I was hoping for was that something interesting would happen or that dear Katie would finally learn a lesson I kept saying just onechapter, I m sure something good will happen in onechapter, but you know what I ve finished the book and nothing good happened in the twenty one chapters that I read I could see the author was trying to make this a good story, but it fell flat with me The characters were either too perfect or too messed up, they were as flat as cardboard, the plot was uninteresting and the writing was too simple Katie continuously repeated the same sentences over and over, most of them being I kept looking at his lips, I so badly wanted to kiss him and What is wrong with me and I should hate Tommy Sullivan, but I don t, I love him , there were others but those were probably the most commonly used sentences that were said practically every page Every time she said that I banged the book against my head, wishing she would stop repeating herself.The ending of this book, the author made a big deal out of Katie telling the truth at a public event and where she was supposed to learn a lesson She didn t After that moment I still couldn t believe that she hadn t had sense knocked into her She was still the same old selfish, irritating Katie and you know what REALLY made me cry out in disbelief Is that she thinks loving a guy is because you only want to kiss that one guy, not any other I was shocked After the lesson that she learnt, all she could still do with a guy was kiss him At that point I gave up, but luckily it was the end of the story.I was expecting a stunning, heart warming novel written by the talented, highly acclaimed author of The Princess Diaries, but instead I was left majorly disappointed by Tommy Sullivan Is A Freak The plot left me uninterested and bored, the characters made me grit my teeth in frustration and the overly used, trying to be a teenager sentences just got on my nerves Megan is a fantastic author but this book didn t cast the same magical spell over me as with her other books If you enjoy chick lit and teenage romances you might enjoy this, but if you don t I wouldn t try reading it. In all honesty I can t give this bookthan two stars since it was tooth grindingly awful about 85 percent of the way through Nevertheless, the ending, where the weak willed heroine FINALLY tells the town where to get off, really was moving and interesting to read There are so many things that sink this book There s the inane heroine, and the basic setting and premise The whole stuck up jocks run the town and beat up anyone they don t like, concept has been a cliche for at least fifty years It s just silly, especially when there is NO payoff for the plot as far as boys actually, uh, fighting What a gyp And why set a football story in a Hamptons like resort town like this one Why not at least set the story in West Texas Then there s the heroine Katie Ellison, for most of the book, is so silly, dishonest, and annoyingly cute that she makes Scarlett O Hara look like Melanie Wilkes Can anyone believe this girl ever opened a book in her life And HOW did she get to be tops on the honor roll And WHY would anyone fight a whole football team just to get back with a weak willed, lying girl who cheats on three different guys at once Tommy Sullivan, the hero, is just as annoying, but for opposite reasons He s perfect Not only physically so, just reading Katie s thoughts about his hotness nearly made me throw up but mentally and morally too The whole town tried to ruin his life, and he never shows a trace of bitterness, resentment, or self doubt A whole football team wants to beat him up and he never shows any fear or any anger either And the girl who hurt him the most and turned her back on him Well, Tommy just thinks that s so cute This guy is such a blatant fantasy it s like he s some sort of pleasure robot in someone s closet.It gets weirder This is supposed to be a sweet romance for girls, yet the basic plot is clearly a rip off of Clint Eastwood s dark, violent, revenge fantasy western, HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER Innocent man exposes shameful secret Whole town turns on him Years later, innocent man comes back to take revenge Great story idea Meg Only thing is, Katie is no better than the nasty girl in HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER who watches Clint get whipped to death and then hooks up with his ghost as soon as he comes back to town And then she hooks up with the guys trying to kill him Katie s just dumber and cries a lotI m surprised Tommy didn t just sneer like a flea bitten range bum and say, I kin do better than you in a four bit fancy house Katie s big speech at the end was great But it didn t save the book Nothing could have, except maybe a HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER shoot out You know, Tommy paints the town red, renames it Hell, and shoots all the football players he doesn t hang or bullwhip to death Or at least a WEST SIDE STORY gang fight where Tommy kills two or three Quahogs, is shot by cops, and dies in Katie s arms on the docks while the other beauty contestants all softly sing There s A Place For Us And the Gulping Gull restaurant slowly burns to the ground in the background PS As bad as all this is, something else makes me angry too The football players are a bunch of losers damned beyond redemption because they cheated on their SAT s Now Katie cheats on PEOPLE, not just once, but again and again and again but that s just a cute habit she ll grow out of WTF WTF WTF What message is this even supposed to send Oh, and there is one funny moment in the book that Meg Cabot did NOT intend At the end, one of the doomed jocks is reduced to dating a Goth chick who reads Japanese Manga comic books And cute little Katie sneers she s very mean spirited for a cute little innocent oh, Manga is fine for him He moves his lips when he reads Great cheap shot, Meg But the fear is all too real After all, we can t have foreigners and freaks cutting into the American teen dollar, can we You can feel the fear, and Meg s desperation She s chasing the same nickel as the manga kids, and losing.And that is genuinely funny. Confession time I have this horrible Meg Cabot weakness The moment a book of hers comes out, I rush to the store to buy it this happened just today and also last week and, dude, she writes so many books I do this even though there have been some books of hers in the past that I could not finish because I disliked them so much Apparently the ones I loved work some sort of amnesia on me so that when a new Meg Cabot book comes out I go, Meg Cabot I love every book of hers I must run to the store immediately If I m lucky, I ll love it It s been quite a while since I really disliked something.And then there are ones like this that just make me say, Meh I didn t love it I m not sure I really liked it But I definitely didn t hate it either It was pure fluff and predictable and kind of ridiculous, which is totally what I expect from a Meg Cabot book and which is all right when I like the characters and find it funny But I didn t really like any of the characters I wanted to like the main character because she was kind of a whore but just couldn t help herself and I totally understand that, but we just didn t get along And there seemed to be less of a plot than usual Meh.It was entertaining enough for the short time it took to read, but I don t know if I ll ever want to read it again.I will, however, get myself to a bookstore the moment the next Meg Cabot book comes out I m so weak Can somebody please have the courage to edit Meg Cabot Every single one of her writing quirks comes out in this story about a girl who is cheating on her hot boyfriend with another hot guy, and then another hot guy comes along, and oh yeah, something really bad happened to him a couple of years back that completely ostrasized him and now he s back to get revenge Or is it love Confused or bored enough yet I was.On her blog, Meg Cabot has a tendency to kind of brag about getting her manuscripts in past deadline Meg, darling, you are causing your editor to flip out and putting out a bad product Pants on Fire is all the proof you need.