Author: Kieran Scott
Summary: Ally Ryan, come on down to the Jersey Shore and forget your troubles!
Have you recently been humiliated in front of your friends and family at your former best friend's birthday party? Was your almost boyfriend partly responsible for that humiliation by withholding some vital information about where your estranged father is? Did you come home to find said estranged father sitting on your stoop?
If so, then it sounds like you could use a vacation! The Jersey Shore is the place to be. Your mother may be living with her boyfriend of only a few months, but at least the stunt Shannen pulled has put some of your friends back in your court. Even so, you're still angry and what better way to get over Jake than to blow off some steam with local guy, Cooper? People will hardly recognize your new attitude, but the old one wasn't getting you anywhere, so who cares!
Jake Graydon, an exciting opportunity is waiting for you in the service industry!
Are your grades so low your parents have grounded you for the summer? Did you the girl you really like unceremoniously leave you behind? Would you rather eat dirt than see your friends again? Then a job at the local coffee shop is just the ticket! Surprisingly, Ally's father is the new manager so you get to be reminded of her nearly every day. Maybe it's time to start flirting with your best friend's ex or even taking school a bit more seriously. Especially when you finally see Ally and she's hanging around with some loser and it's couldn't be more clear that she is over you.
Have a great summer!
My Thoughts: I got this book on Galley Grab (Shout out to Simon and Schuster for hooking me up!) and this book did not disappoint. He's So Not Worth It takes up right at the end of She's So Dead To Us, when Ally meets her dad for the first time in years. Throughout the book, Ally tries to develop a relationship between her mother and father, while her relationship with Jake is questionable. The book goes back and forth Jake and Ally's point of view, with snippets of Annie's HILARIOUS Crestie sightings. Ally's character deteriorates, and we see her struggling to juggle her soon-to-be step-family, the return of her father, a public humiliation by her so-called "friends", and her ex-boyfriend. I don't like who Ally is for most of this book. She absolutely has a reason to complain, but Ally whines a lot here, and what I liked about her in book 1 was how she never let the worst of troubles get her down. Hopefully, it will change in the third book! Jake improves throughout the book, picking up his grades and getting a job. He makes an effort to reconnect with Ally, only to be rejected several times. I enjoyed this book, but it ended the same way the first book had, in a cliffhanger!