A Shore Thing 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… A Shore Thing 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… 2011-01-04 Fiction Young Adult Gallery Books
Book Review

A Shore Thing (2011)

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Jan 04, 2011; Writer: Nicole Polizzi; Genres: Fiction, Young Adult; 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 Dec 30, 2010 Published in issue #1136 Jan 07, 2011 Order article reprints
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