It’s a Mall World After All by Janette Rallison: A Funny, Fluffy Contemporary Read Perfect for MG Girls

It’s too bad they don’t give out diplomas for what you learn at the mall, because I could graduate with honors in that subject.  No really.  Since I’ve worked there, I’ve become an expert on all things shopping-related. For example, I can tell you right off who to distrust at the mall:

1) Skinny people who work at Cinnabon.  I mean, if they’re not eating the stuff they sell, how good can it be?

2) The salesladies at department store makeup counters.  No matter what they tell you, buying all that lip gloss will not make you look like the pouty models in the store posters.

3) And most importantly–my best friend’s boyfriend, Bryant, who showed up at the food court with a mysterious blonde draped on his arm.

Yeah, I saw it, and yeah, I told my best friend all about it.

You would think this would mean trouble for Bryant, but you would basically be wrong.  Somehow, the evil boyfriend turned everything around, and now I’m the one who has to prove myself!  But I will. Even if Bryant–and more importantly his best friend, Colton–keep trying to stop me.

Descriptions taken from Goodreads.

Take one look at the blurb and you’ve basically got the whole feeling of IT’S A MALL WORLD AFTER ALL down.

There are a lot of different things this book could be called, but overall it’s just a fun, fluffy read. This is a great, sweet read for people just looking for a quick contemporary book. The plot and pacing are fairly straightforward, but Charlotte (the main character) is amusing enough with her antics to try to move that her best friend’s boyfriend is cheating on her.

There was a lot of really fun parts to IT’S A MALL WORLD AFTER ALL and overall, I thought this was a great read. Perfect for MG contemporary fans and highlighted by bits and pieces of humor. This is a great read with a few unanswered questions at the end, but still very entertaining and enjoyable. 4 stars.

“Isn’t that the guy you asked me to throw soda on?”
Colton’s head jerked up. He stared first at Reece, then at me. “You asked him to throw soda on me?”
“Of course not. The boy is delirious, That’s what happens to children when they’re malnourished. They start hallucinating.” I put my hand against Reese’s forehead as though checking for a temperature. “I’m afraid he has a serious case of it.”
Colton folded his arms and continued to glare at me. “No, Charlotte, you have a serious case of it, and I’m not talking about malnourishment.”
Reese stepped away from my temperature check and toward Colton. “She said you wouldn’t melt like the Wicked Witch of the West, but you might fizz a little.” Reese turned back to me. “He never did fizz.”
“I’m about to,” Colton said. “Just watch for a few more seconds.” 

pg count for the hardback: 240


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