Sunday, January 3, 2010

So Yesterday

Author: Scott Westerfeld
Title: So Yesterday1
Number of Pages: 225
Publication Date: 2004
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Synopsis: "We are all around you. You don’t think about us much, because we are invisible. Well, not exactly invisible. A lot of us have hair dyed in four colors, or wear five-inch platform sneakers, or carry enough metal in our skin that it’s a hassle getting on an airplane. Quite visible, actually, come to think of it. But we don’t wear signs saying what we are. After all, if you knew what we were up to, we couldn’t work our magic. We have to observe carefully, and push and prompt you in ways you don’t notice. Like good teachers, we let you think you’ve discovered the truth on your own. And you need us. Someone has to guide you, to mold you, to make sure that today turns into yesterday on schedule. Because frankly, without us to monitor the situation, who knows what would get crammed down your throats? It’s not like you can just start making your own decisions, after all. Ever wonder who was the first kid to keep a wallet on a big chunky chain, or wear way-too-big-pants on purpose? What about the mythical first guy who wore his baseball cap backwards? These are the Innovators, the people at the peak of the cool pyramid. Seventeen-year-old Hunter Braque is a Trend setter, on the second level of the pyramid. His job: find the newest, coolest thing for the retail market. His MO: observe, don’t get involved. But from the moment he meets Innovator Jen James, he can’t help getting involved in a big way. Part love story, part mystery, part stinging satire, Scott Westerfeld’s spellbinding new novel will make you question everything you’ve ever believed about how to be cool."

I found So Yesterday to be extremely different then the rest of the Scott Westerfeld books that I have read. As different as it was, it was still a highly interesting read with some interesting characters.

My favorite character was Jen; she was a truly fascinating character, plus it was hilarious what she did to Hunter's hair.
I think my favorite characters in the book would have to be those who were innovators. They were ten times more interesting to read about compared to of the "pyramid of cool" people.
So Yesterday was one of those book were I liked the secondary character more then the MC. It was probably do to the fact that the non-MC's had more of a personality then Hunter did in the beginning of the book.
My favorite part of the book would have to be when Jenn and Hunter crashed the party; it was so very funny.
Least favorite part of the book would have to be that there weren't more action scenes.
In the end So Yesterday was an interesting, yet different read by on of my favorite authors.

 So Yesterday earns 4 out of 5 pineapples.
1. So Yesterday is part of my personnal collection.


  1. I love this book! Scott Westerfeld should definetly write more books like it.

  2. Westerfeld's writing isn't my favorite but I might look into this one. Thanks for the review!

  3. I loved So Yesterday! Scott Westerfeld is one of my all time favorite authors! I really need to read the rest of his YA books (I think I only have three left). :)

  4. I'm a big Westerfeld fan but haven't heard of this one. I'll check it out, thanks!

  5. Not sure what to think, sounds like a really interesting book and you gave it four, but...

    Off to think about it some more...


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