Haters

Haters☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Haters By Alisa Valdes ✩ – Heartforum.co.uk From the fist day at her new Southern California high school, Pasquala Rumalda Quintana de Archuleta Paski learns that the popular students may be diverse in ethnicity but are alike in their cruelty W From the fist day at her new Southern California high school, Pasquala Rumalda Quintana de Archuleta Paski learns that the popular students may be diverse in ethnicity but are alike in their cruelty While Paski tries to concentrate on mountain biking and not thinking too much about ultra hot Chris Cabrera, she is troubled by the beautiful and wicked Jessica Nguyen Here at Aliso Niguel High, money is everything and the Haters rule.

Alisa Valdes is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of women s fiction, young adult fiction, and memoir, including The Dirty Girls Social Club She has a master s in journalism from Columbia University and spent ten years as a staff writer for the Boston Globe and LA Times before becoming an author She lives in New Mexico with her family and pets and wishes the calories you ate when no one was watching didn t count.

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  • Hardcover
  • 351 pages
  • Haters
  • Alisa Valdes
  • English
  • 01 February 2018
  • 0316013072

10 thoughts on “Haters

  1. Jennifer Wardrip says:

    Reviewed by Jocelyn Pearce for TeensReadToo.comHATERS is the first young adult book by Alisa Valdes Rodriguez, but anyone who reads this book myself included is sure to hope it s not her last In the novel, readers are introduced to Paski her full name is Pasquala Rumalda Quintana de Archuleta, but that s way too much of a mouthful She s a New Mexico teenager who, because of her father s new job, moves to Orange County, California Yeah, the O.C And it seems a lot like the television show Reviewed by Jocelyn Pearce for TeensReadToo.comHATERS is the first young adult book by Alisa Valdes Rodriguez, but anyone who reads this book myself included is sure to hope it s not her last In the novel, readers are introduced to Paski her full name is Pasquala Rumalda Quintana de Archuleta, but that s way too much of a mouthful She s a New Mexico teenager who, because of her father s new job, moves to Orange County, California Yeah, the O.C And it seems a lot like the television show Paski misses the mountains around her old home of Taos she s a mountain biker , her psychic grandmother whose talents she has inherited , her best friends, and tons , but maybe the O.C isn t so bad After all, there s super hot Chris Cabrera It s not like Paski is a social leper, either She quickly makes friends with Tina, a girl who has a slight obsession with anthropology Things aren t all fun and games, though At her new school, Aliso Niguel High, certain things are very important Looks and money, for the most part And gorgeous, rich and evil Jessica Nguyen has both She and her friends some of the Haters the book is named for , confident as they may seem in their place at the top, are a little threatened by Paski, who is just as pretty as they are At first, they re able to dismiss her as just an apartment girl, but then they find out her dad is going to be really well paid for the movie about a superhero named Squeegee Man that he s animating Apparently, Paski has what it takes to get to the top But with the Haters there, is that where she wants to be HATERS was an entertaining, fun read that kept be hooked up until the very last word Maybe it s not a hugely original idea there are tons of young adult books about rich, popular teenagers in California Or Florida But this isthan that Alisa Valdes Rodriguez tells the story in Paski s fresh, original voice that will have readers cravingI hope there sabout Paski in the future, or at leastyoung adult fiction from Alisa Valdes Rodriguez in general, and anyone who reads this book will most definitely feel the same

  2. ~☆~Autumn♥♥ says:

    I enjoyed this farthan I expected to and so I have to getof her books I think most anyone who likes YA would enjoy it.

  3. Laura says:

    The author s first foray into young adult fiction is a mostly strong one Pasquala aka Paski is moved from her life in Taos by her soon to be famous cartoonist father to Orange County In addition to not being able to fit in with the uber rich crowd, Paski is psychic, and can forsee a terrible thing happening to the most villainous popular girl in school.Putting aside the psychic thing, this book is mostly realistic about being the new kid and trying to fit in However, the actions of the antago The author s first foray into young adult fiction is a mostly strong one Pasquala aka Paski is moved from her life in Taos by her soon to be famous cartoonist father to Orange County In addition to not being able to fit in with the uber rich crowd, Paski is psychic, and can forsee a terrible thing happening to the most villainous popular girl in school.Putting aside the psychic thing, this book is mostly realistic about being the new kid and trying to fit in However, the actions of the antagonist go way beyond believable into psychotic, and that s really what makes this story the hardest to get into Of course, everything wraps up in the end, so its a satisfying conclusion

  4. Lara says:

    I m so pleased that Alisa Valdes Rodriguez has ventured into the YA genre, because it seems to suit her well although I really enjoyed her two adult books, too For clarification, I don t mean Adult with a capital A, as in XXXX Adult I just mean adult , as in written for an adult audience You probably already know that, though Man, I am off my game today Excuse me, por favor I m no expert, but I feel that the pre teen population can always benefit from a book with a strong, bad I m so pleased that Alisa Valdes Rodriguez has ventured into the YA genre, because it seems to suit her well although I really enjoyed her two adult books, too For clarification, I don t mean Adult with a capital A, as in XXXX Adult I just mean adult , as in written for an adult audience You probably already know that, though Man, I am off my game today Excuse me, por favor I m no expert, but I feel that the pre teen population can always benefit from a book with a strong, bad ass, intelligent female protagonist who triumphs over the school bitch and does the right thing in the end PS, I d give this 3 and 1 2 stars if that were possible

  5. Cameron Zimmermann says:

    What would you do if your dad came home from work one day in designer sunglasses and a Juicy men s track suit, and told you that you were moving all the way up to Southern California At first, you would ask, what is my father wearing But theimportant question is why It may not seem like a big deal to you, but for Pasquala Rumalda Quintana de Archuleta Paski it is Not only is she leaving behind the home she has loved and known, but the friends she will leave with it Haters by Alisa What would you do if your dad came home from work one day in designer sunglasses and a Juicy men s track suit, and told you that you were moving all the way up to Southern California At first, you would ask, what is my father wearing But theimportant question is why It may not seem like a big deal to you, but for Pasquala Rumalda Quintana de Archuleta Paski it is Not only is she leaving behind the home she has loved and known, but the friends she will leave with it Haters by Alisa Valdes Rodriguez is an intriguing, coming of age story about a girl who finds herself in a town where finding yourself is the least of your worries When Paski arrives at Pedre Loma High in Southern California, her life goes from bad to worse Because here in Orange County, Money is everything, and the haters rule Paski never knew that there could be a town this cruel, yet perfect The people, the stores, the trees, even the grass is somehowglamorous than Paski But right when things start to plummet from worse to extra worse, Paski meets Chris Chris Cabrera is the most popular guy at Parde Loma High, so why is he talking to Paski It turns out Chris is into mountain bikers, just like Paski, but Jessica Nguyen, a.k.a Queen Hater is a mountain biker A world redound mountain biker, and not only that she has Chris Jessica rules the school, and nobody has ever gotten in her way Until now Paski is the new girl The fresh meat, as Jessica calls her Since Paski still has no friends, and no one to stand up for her, Jessica decides to make her move She does everything in her power to destroy Paski s life, from tripping her in class, to throwing her in a pool, and cracking her head open Things just keep getting worse, until Paski meets Tina, a gothic dressed, blue haired girl with a big heart With someone by her side, and good family support, Paski is starting to rule to school, without anyone realizing it Except for Jessica But now wasn t the time to fight with Jessica, now was the time to confront her Paski had been getting visions, and not good ones She had always denied the gift she was given, but she starts to realize that denying won t save anyone Ever since she moved here she had been getting visions of a girl falling off of her motocross bike, and being rushed away in an ambulance When the visions start to becomeclear, the person crushed under the bike is Jessica So how exactly do you tell the biggest hater in your school that at the big motocross race this weekend, she is going to fall off of her bike, and be rushed away in an ambulance Paski tried her hardest, she really did But trying to tell someone that can t stand you that they are going to be rushed away in an ambulance this weekend after a serious motocross race, is impossible So Paski gave up, besides maybe the vision wasn t true Not only that, but Chris Cabrera was single Now it was Paski s turn, and she got what she wanted, but would her father approve After going to a party with the wrong kind of people, Paski s father found it hard to trust anyone, especially Chris Chris was a gentlemen, and told Mr Archuleta that he loved Paski very much, and he would always take care of her Things were really looking up for Paski, with a new boyfriend, a true best friend, and brand new wardrobe, Paski practically ruled the school Until the day finally came The day of the motocross race was finally here, and Jessica was the star Or so everybody thought, just as visioned Jessica rounded the first turn, and flew off With her body mangled up, and stiff she lied there, dead to the world Paski warned her Whatcould she have done Yet she blamed herself Tina told her it wasn t her fault, Chris told her it wasn t her fault, even Haley Williams, one of the haters, told her it wasn t her fault It was nobody s fault except Jessica s, and even she knew it When Paski came to visit Jessica after she was released from the hospital, she thought Jessica had changed Paski thought wrong Diabolical schemes, lies, and crime are what lie ahead Paski finds out what the haters are all about, and who they really are Now it s your turn to find out what the Haters have in store next This book gave me a different outlook on life Haters are people who feel intriguing anger or jealously towards another s joy or happiness Haters only live to make our lives miserable, and we can t let them win This book taught me to love and respect who I really am, and to let other people know that what other people think, doesn t matter Paski is an inspiring character that frustrated me at times, and made me cry and laugh at others A book like this is perfect for teenagers who are trying to find themselves, in a difficult world Alisa Valdes Rodriguez finds her inner teenager, and writes about the mysteries of teenage romance, problems, and family This book is hilarious, and thrilling, as the story of a teenage girl unfolds in the most peculiar of ways By Cameron Zimmermann

  6. Chris Gager says:

    This is a YA novel from a successful but hitherto unknown to me writer I picked it up at the transfer station in town Not bad so far despite the heroine being pretty self absorbed and obnoxious WAY too much attitude It occurred to me this morning that this is a re hash of Rebel Without a Cause It also reads like a movie or TV treatment Way, way too much name and product dropping for my taste Still, the author is capable enough in conveying teen age intensity and anxiety although it s al This is a YA novel from a successful but hitherto unknown to me writer I picked it up at the transfer station in town Not bad so far despite the heroine being pretty self absorbed and obnoxious WAY too much attitude It occurred to me this morning that this is a re hash of Rebel Without a Cause It also reads like a movie or TV treatment Way, way too much name and product dropping for my taste Still, the author is capable enough in conveying teen age intensity and anxiety although it s all kind of obvious I find myself hating the cool kids intensely for their embodiment of uber American competitiveness and materialism Spiritually sick, sick, sickSome notes Taos is not surrounded by mountains About half surrounded isaccurate Calling your Dad a total loser is not going to get my sympathy I like him so far Do teenagers in SoCal really drive Hummers, Beemers and Lexuses to school She was a college freshman at the College of Santa Fe Huh Motherless daughter is kind of a cliche isn t it The English class self intros are annoyingly overheated Do teachers actually act like that nowadays Paski has second sight Really Is this a Steve King novel Moving along last night and growing impatient This book continues to be uneven with some terrible choices by the author Paski rides to the top of an O.C hill and has a vision REALLY Buffalo and Coyotes Maybe Ms V R thinks it necessary to include mystical claptrap to get the teen female s attention but it s a literary crime to put this in an otherwise realistic story Notes The party scene was pretty good but expected OF COURSE it was going to be some kind of disaster as the approval seeking Paski needs to learn her lessons the hard way Then there s a paragraph or two straight from Polonius Preachy, obvious crudDo we need to hear normal teen age girls semi bragging about sex as if it s normal acceptable What s with the cosmetics obsession Is this a Latino female thing Obnoxious Beautiful i.e all young women should NOT wear makeup Period The words sexy , hot , cool , amazing , baked andare repeated endlessly Some of the kids Tina and Chris have vocabularies but Paski does not And she s a writer Endless product and song artist placements The relentless Dad dissing continues to be an irritant What are bad spirits And done after skimming the last 50 pages or so All in all it s the worst YA book I ve read and I have read enough for that to mean something S.E Hinton s stuff is much better As other G reads reviewers have noted Paski is pretty much a generic cipher of a teen human She s all about the shallow path so far in her life Ultimately a very uninteresting person Her environmental awareness is a joke She wears ear buds while riding her bike in a wilderness park and can t wait to get aboard a noisy, polluting motorbike More negatives Paski is a liar not much is made of this Boy craziness is off putting in girls women of all ages How about growing up The sex presentation is inappropriate for a YA book In my opinion The main kid characters are all boring except Trina, and she brags about her sex too or unbelievably crazy Jessica Paski apparently doesn t see the ocean until near the end of the book REALLY The prose organization of Paski s blueberry pancake breakfast is butchered On and on and on about clothes, makeup, hot guys, amazing this and that Blechh More spirit BS with the amulet And what happened to those buffalo and coyotes At the end Paski s off to her new and apparently ideal American life style of competion, achievement sex, motocross and consuming BARF Barely 2 for this apparently cobbled up money grab by the author

  7. Jaemi says:

    This is a truly excellent coming of age finding self story.Paski Archuleta s world goes topsy turvy when her dad returns to Taos from a trip to LA looking, acting, and behaving like a person gone insane He s dressing like an idiot, he s acting like an idiot, and to top it all off, he tells her they re moving to LA Like, immediately.Paski loves her life in Taos New Mexico is the only home she s ever known Her friends are here Her mountains are here Not that she has much choice.The U haul ge This is a truly excellent coming of age finding self story.Paski Archuleta s world goes topsy turvy when her dad returns to Taos from a trip to LA looking, acting, and behaving like a person gone insane He s dressing like an idiot, he s acting like an idiot, and to top it all off, he tells her they re moving to LA Like, immediately.Paski loves her life in Taos New Mexico is the only home she s ever known Her friends are here Her mountains are here Not that she has much choice.The U haul gets loaded, Paski makes the rounds to say goodbye to her best friends and to Ethan, and off they go.Her first impressions of California are mixed On the one hand, there s a lotnature to Southern California than she was expecting On the other, everything seems inordinately huge, and everyone drives nice, expensive cars way too fast.Her first order of business is to ride over to her new school and check it out Once there, she can t help herself, and shows off her mountain biking skills by going straight down a hill to get to the school yard This earns her the attention of Chris Cabrera, who takes an immediate liking to her A feeling which happens to be oh so very mutual.The Chris Cabrera story line is one of my favorites, as it reminded me a lot of when I met my one Chris is, however, taken by the school s richest, meanest girl At least, according to Jessica he is And not only is she the most popular girl Paski has heard of her, in a roundabout way Maybe not that she s the National Motocross Champion But the line of clothes her mom made Paski s heard of JessWear.Things go from bad to worse, as her father trades in their Corolla for a huge boat of a car he plans to turn into the Squeegee Mobile, after the character he s come to LA to make into a movie Now not only is she an apartment girl, she has a vehicle she absolutely can not be seen in.Her first party goes wrong in about 5 minutes First with the forced kissing of a girl she doesn t know, then with the drugged drink which turns into a but of a murder attempt as Jessica pushes her into the pool and she finds herself unable to get out Luckily, Chris dives in to save her, and though her head and face are a bit of a mess, she ll be fine.Just about her only solace is her bike And after her first friend, Tina, points out the path near the school, Paski is back in riding heaven This trail rocks.She also joins the school paper, an activity she was part of back at home Much to her chagrin, her first assignment is to cover Jessica s upcoming race A fact exacerbated by the vision she s been having ever since she first saw Jessica A vision of her broken and crumpled under her motorbike.This is definitely a book with a lot of tension and suspense I think I was actually holding my breath in parts, which isn t so good for an asthmatic with allergies But I suppose it s good for the author.Despite all the drama, danger, and insanity of her new life in Aliso Viejo, Paski manages to navigate through and come out on top It s definitely an incredible ride

  8. Angel Clemente says:

    A few weeks ago, one of my best friends at work lent me a book that she really enjoyed She mentioned it was very cute but yet naughty at times and that it made reference to the Mexican culture quite often She also told me that she read it with a Spanish dictionary by her side as she took some lessons in high school but she still wanted to make sure that she fully understood what all the terms meant Needless to say I was intrigued at that point.It had been a while since I last picked up a nove A few weeks ago, one of my best friends at work lent me a book that she really enjoyed She mentioned it was very cute but yet naughty at times and that it made reference to the Mexican culture quite often She also told me that she read it with a Spanish dictionary by her side as she took some lessons in high school but she still wanted to make sure that she fully understood what all the terms meant Needless to say I was intrigued at that point.It had been a while since I last picked up a novel and the title of this one immediately caught my attention The book I am referring to is called Haters, and the author is Alisa Valdes This novel depicts the story of an adolescent girl who moves from the quaint town of Taos New Mexico to the glamorous and often plastic Orange County, in order for her dad to make a mark in the animation industry As one could expect, once in the OC, the protagonist found some extremely beautiful and well put together girls who unfortunately had twice as much malice as they did beauty But not all is bad she also happens to meet an ultra hot guy who is gorgeous enough to soothe her frustration I must admit that for the most part I enjoy literary creations that areon the girly side of things I don t know a lot of other guys who could often find themselves roaming around the Books For Girls section at Chapters but I know I do, and I must say I have found some treasures there lately When it comes to Haters, my friend was absolutely right I immediately felt immersed in the storyline as I could easily relate to the main character Paski Both Paski and I have experienced what it feels like to move from one city to another without knowing what to expect or what kind of people you would find there We both have a Mexican heritage that automatically made us different from the majority and in both of our cases it actually worked to our advantage I could also relate to the way in which Paski interacted with her dad, as we often take the goodness of our parents for granted during adolescence.Overall, I would seriously recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this genre of literature It will make you reminisce of your younger years when love and lust took over your body and when bullies and popularity were on everyone s mind I truly enjoyed Alisa s use of language as it was both comical and powerful Also, the fact that she incorporated and exalted the Spanish language and culture in her book made me love it evenI am very happy to see that someone as influential as Alisa Valdes is making sure that our background and folkways are not forgotten or stereotyped To sum it all up there is no way one could hate Haters Happy reading

  9. Atomicgirl says:

    Pasuala Rumalda Quintana de Archuleta, otherwise known as Paski, moves with her dad to LA when her father wins a deal witha major production company Paski finds it difficult to adjust to her new lifestyle It was very difficult to finish this book because it s filled with so many inconsistencies I really wish the author had doneresearch into the Japanese language There is a scene in the book where a Japanese woman in an American is raped by a man who is politely asking he uses the wo Pasuala Rumalda Quintana de Archuleta, otherwise known as Paski, moves with her dad to LA when her father wins a deal witha major production company Paski finds it difficult to adjust to her new lifestyle It was very difficult to finish this book because it s filled with so many inconsistencies I really wish the author had doneresearch into the Japanese language There is a scene in the book where a Japanese woman in an American is raped by a man who is politely asking he uses the word please when he yells at her to lie down so he can commit the deed.Other inconsistencies with the Japanese language were nearly as grating It s almost as if she pulled the words and sentences from a tourist guide book For all that the author decried Paski s father s attempt to be hip, the main character herself lacked authenticity as a teenager At times, Paski s language tries too hard to be young and fresh, and instead Paski comes across as someone who lacks intelligence and is too self absorbed.There s also the incident where Paski is sent to the hospital after being given the date rape drug in a drink and then pushed into a pool Paski cracks her head on the cement edge of the pool, and ends up with stitches on her head Despite the seriousness of her injury, no one who is associated with causing her injury is charged or even investigated for a crime In the real world, even with the benefit of immense wealth, severe injuries would attract some official attention, especially from the police.The implausibility of elements of the plot and the poor research into the Japanese language makes this one of the worst books I ve ever read

  10. Laura says:

    When 16 year old Paski is whisked away from her beloved hometown in New Mexico, she struggles to fit in and find her place in her new Orange County high school Topmost of her problems is ultra popular and ultra mean Jessica Nguyen Facing potential romance, a twist of psychic ability, and adult issues than she s ever faced before, Paski rides mountain bikes, makes friends, and figures out where she wants to stand in the social world of her new school.I liked the first half of this book Paski i When 16 year old Paski is whisked away from her beloved hometown in New Mexico, she struggles to fit in and find her place in her new Orange County high school Topmost of her problems is ultra popular and ultra mean Jessica Nguyen Facing potential romance, a twist of psychic ability, and adult issues than she s ever faced before, Paski rides mountain bikes, makes friends, and figures out where she wants to stand in the social world of her new school.I liked the first half of this book Paski is a refreshing character she s tough, she s smart, and she s unique I also liked how the author tackled some very growing up issues like birth control, awkward but so necessary sex talks between Paski and her father and peer pressure I also liked the way there s just a touch of a supernatural story here, with Paski s psychic ability The problems I had with this book had to do with the ending For all Valdez Rodriguez s realism at capturing the evils of the high school social world, the ending pushed way too far and felt tacked on and hard to swallow That said, it was still an enjoyable book just quite disappointing in its end

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