A Book To Read For Sarcasm Month: “Frat Girl” By Kiley Roache
“Frat Girl” by Kiley Roache is a chick-lit book about a rebel. Cassie Miller is a girl who has aspirations to go off to her dream college in California. In order to do that, she needs to get a scholarship. The one she’s applied for needs her to propose a research project that relates to her major.
She’s a women’s gender studies major, so she proposes a project to join her father’s frat as a legacy. The frat has been in trouble for misogynist posters during a party. She proposes to expose the frat for its terrible behavior and disband the frat once and for all.
At first, things are going as planned. She wins the scholarship, rushes the fraternity, and survives all of the pledge tasks. She writes journal entries detailing their despicable behavior. But then things start to change.
Her frat brothers become protective of her. She starts seeing them for whom they really are. They become her friends. She wants to reshape the whole project, show them in a good light, but things go to hell.
The romance was a subplot. I expected it to be a main driver of the story, but it was secondary. The book would be a strong story without it, which I appreciated.
This book had laugh-out-loud hilarity. Cassie is a likable, sarcastic narrator. As a reader, I was invested in Cassie’s story from the beginning because I liked her so much. She was a fun character to follow. Her unique, sarcastic view of things made it easy to keep reading.
I loved the way Roache created the characters in the books and how the friendships evolved. She expertly weaves laugh-out-loud moments with serious ones.
If you are looking for a sarcastic, hilarious, light-hearted chick-lit read for Sarcasm Month this October, I would highly suggest “Frat Girl” by Kiley Roache.