The Academy is Gossip Girl‘s perfect replacement: glamorous, sporty, and undeniably trashy. Sure, the characters drive me up the walls, though Cleo and Renee are my favourites. And I was hoping for more tennis – matches, competitions, and maybe a discussion about shrieking. (I think it should be eradicated from the sport, because it’s awful. This may sound anti-feminist, but I prefer watching men’s tennis, because at least the men don’t shriek. Was Monica Seles a shrieker? I think she retired before I started paying attention…)
But Game On came into my life when I desperately needed a distraction from my own issues, and it held my interest all the way through. I’m already desperate for Book 2.