Thursday, March 14, 2013

REVIEW: Diary of a Mall Girl by Luisa Plaja

The mall is the heart of the fifteen-year-old Molly’s suburban town. Most teens hang around with friends there, get their first job there, and experience their first kiss there. And Molly? She actually lives there, in the complex’s residential wing, where she navigates the dramas of teenage life. But is living in a massive shopping centre as much fun as it sounds? Well, yes… and no. Find out the whole truth in Molly’s private diary!

I LOVE Luisa Plaja's books, and I was so excited when I heard about Diary of a Mall Girl being published in novel form. I remember reading and voting on it back in 2011 on Fiction Express(wow, was it that long ago? Time flew.... :O) and I really liked it then, but (if possible) I loved it even more this time! I loved Molly, and Jewel, and Jamie and Liam and all the rest, but I especially loved Jasper! Jasper is my new favourite fictional boy. He was amazing, and I just loved him :) He was definitely my favourite character in the book! I loved him and Molly :) Molly was such a fantastic character, and her life was very fun to read about. There was always something going on in 'Diary of a Mall Girl', love triangles, main plots, sub-plots, main plots connecting with sub-plots... There was never a dull moment! I couldn't put it down, and I finished it in just a couple of days (which is impressive for me, because I've been really slow at reading lately!).

I loved the fact that Molly lived in a mall. It was such a cool idea, and I was so envious - I kept thinking of all the things I could do if I lived in a mall. Keeping in mind, that I live in the middle of nowhere and the nearest shopping centre is half an hour away ;)

I didn't like Molly's friends Ameera and Wendy. Ameera was incredibly annoying and had no mind of her own, and Wendy was really moody and irritating, getting cross at nothing, and that really put me off her. I suppose they did improve a bit, but I still wasn't really impressed. I really liked Jewel though, she was an interesting character. I wish we'd seen more of her though, she only popped up here or there, and I think she had a lot of character potential. Molly's brother Jamie and his friends Liam were lovely, I really liked both of them. Jamie was really funny, and Liam was so sweet!

Since I had read Diary of a Mall Girl before on Fiction Express, I already knew all of the plot twists, but, honestly, that didn't take away from my enjoyment one bit! It was nice to read it again, and have it it novel form to read whenever. Diary of a Mall Girl is a brilliant book, just as wonderful as all of Luisa's other books. I loved it, and it's a definite must read for every teen girl!

                                               Rating: 5/5

Source: For review (A big thanks to the publisher for sending me this in exchange for an honest review!)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Age group: 11+
Official Publication Date: 14th March 2013 - today!
Publisher:  Curious Fox


  1. Lovely review! I really enjoyed Diary of a Mall Girl and I can tell you did, too, because it was definitely reflected in your review. :)

  2. I agree with you 100%! Luisa's books are just the best things ever. I read this a while ago on Fiction Express and remember loving it. I got another copy a few days ago so I'll have to read it again soon. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Cliona :)

  3. I didn't ever read Diary of a Mall Girl on Fiction Express but it's so cool that it's now a paperback novel! I would just LOVE to live in a mall (and just like you, I'm in the countryside, aha ;D)...especially if there was a book shop! Just think, you'd be the first to arrive there every day! That would be awesome! All the characters sound great too! I'm glad you enjoyed reading this a second time and thanks for the great review!

  4. Great Review, I really want to read this book. I love your blog and I'm now following. Follow back maybe?

    - Sunny @


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