I didn't know what to expect from "Of All The Stupid Things." Quickly, I began to enjoy the novel and enjoyed each character. Three friends Tara, Whitney Blair and Pinkie have been friends since Tara found Whitney Blaire stuck in a tree many years ago. They've known in each since their were little, and high school is threatening to tear their friendships apart. The story is told from alternating perspectives and we get to see each girls fears and hopes. The story is engrossing and believable. High school emotions are running wild as each girls faces her own issues. Whitney Blair has parents who are never home, a note left in the kitchen is few and far between and she really wants to help Tara as much as Tara doesn't want her help. Pinkie is the mother hen of the group. Her own mother died many years ago, but her mother's grave still haunts her. Afraid to do anything that would make her friends angry at her Pinkie is always over thinking her actions. Tara is the athlete. She is dating the jock of the school, but when rumours of him having an affair with a guy cheerleader emerges Tara can not cope with her mental images. When a new girl named Riley appears at school Tara is captivated by her. Tara doesn't know what to think about her emotions.
Overall, I enjoyed the book. I did feel like there was a lot of story lines taking place. Some I could have done without, it was a little dramatic and unconvincing. Maybe if the book was longer and the characters were more developed it would have been more conceivable. However, the book was fast paced and the alternating perspectives enjoyable. When I started reading I was determined not to like Whitney Blaire, but I really began to like her character and I felt for her. I would recommend this book, a good Young Adult novel.