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A Shore Thing

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A Shore Thing

Genre: Young Adult, Fiction; Author: Nicole Polizzi; Publisher: Gallery Books

The star of Snooki?s novel, A Shore Thing, is Gia: diminutive and defiantly curvy, hair curled in a gravity-defying pouf, skin roasted to a pumpkin hue. Sound familiar? Though Gia?s summer in Seaside Heights seems ripe for some glossy Jersey Shore-style trash, Literary Snooki has none of the decadent, bargain-Fellini charm of TV Snooki. The few moments of laugh-out-loud camp, as when Gia rescues a shark from a little boy — that’s not a misprint — soon fall away, and the book becomes a strident paean to good friends, sassy grandmas, and the redemptive power of being friends with someone who looks, well, exactly like Snooki. C?

Originally posted December 30 2010 — 12:00 AM EST

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