Harmony Book Reviews

The Debs by Susan McBride

Posted on: August 26, 2008

The Debs


The Debs in told in alternating chapters of Laura Bell, Michelle “Mac” Mackenzie, Ginger Fore, and Jo-Lynn Bidwill, all of whom are expecting to become Glass Slipper Club Debutantes. Laura Bell may be a size fourteen but that has never stopped her from getting the hottest guys in the school and with her family’s past in the Glass Slipper Club, she’s practically guaranteed a spot. Mac, on the other hand, couldn’t really care less about being a debutante but since it just happened to be her late mother’s dream and how could she really give that up? Ginger changes the causes she stands for often and with going green being the latest cause, she’d much rather wear her grandma’s gown instead of an expensive new one. Jo-Lynn is a former beauty queen with a powerful mother. There’s no way she’s not going to become a debutante.
While becoming debs may be the only thing on the girls’ minds at the beginning of the novel, it is in no way the only thing this book is about. It’s not only filled with the usual rich girl drama but also with painstaking break-ups, lying and cheating boys, the strength of true friendship, and the lure of the older guys which makes The Debs a much stronger book than you might expect. The characters are well-developed and despite their rich-ness, they act like people you could be friends with. The plot is also strong and always keep you wanting more. The ending is great and though it definitely leaves room for the upcoming sequels, it also ties everything up nicely.


Though I had no clue what a debutante was when I started this, I loved it. It was definitely a fun read and I look forward to reading future novels in the series.


3 Responses to "The Debs by Susan McBride"

hmm sounds interesting i think i’ll give this book a try

I want to read this. Nice review!

Hmm… I entered a contest to win this somewhere. Seems a little bit like one of those guilty pleasure books and even reminds me a bit of the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (four girls, alternating views, friendship). If I find it somewhere I’ll probably get it.

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