Friday, March 15, 2013

(18)Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg

Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality

Publication Date: March 1, 2013
Pages: 272

Where would you think you would find a sixteen year old girl on a Saturday afternoon.  Well, you can find sixteen year old Lexi managing the wardrobe for her seven year old sister, the beauty queen, Mackenzie. Ever since Mac was born Lexi has been stuck hearing how beautiful Mac is and how plain Lexi is compared to her sister.  When their parents divorced it seems like Lexi's mom went off the edge and spends every dime she makes chasing Mac's win, in the process creating a little monster and a BIG rift with her older daughter. 

Thank God Lexi has Cam and Benny, her two best friends. They give her the love and acceptance she doesn't get at home, not to mention encouragement to let her own beauty shine through.  It is on a bet from Benny that forces Lexi to seek help from one of the pros one Saturday afternoon and with a few wardrobe changes, Lexi is no longer the ugly duckling everyone is used to seeing.  Her  mini-makeover brings attention from Logan, the class heartthrob, even though he has a girlfriend, and his best friend Taylor.  Will Lexi go with her heart and choose the right guy?  And what will happen on the home-front when Mac (and her mother) realizes that Lexi is more than just the girl with the great personality?

I really, really enjoyed Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality. Lexi is a great character and I really enjoyed her friendship with Benny and Cam.  I wanted to literally beat her mother to a pulb. And when the "big event" happened towards the end of the book I cried at the injustice Lexi's mom was heaping upon her.  It is just heartbreaking to think that there are mothers out there who play favorites and destroy every ounce of self esteem in their children.  There were times that I thought the author went over the top with Mac's character.  I know seven year olds can be precocious, but some of her dialogue was just far too advanced for a seven year old, I found myself rolling my eyes a couple of times. 

Bottom line, Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality was a great book.  I think it will catch the interest of people who enjoy watching Toddlers and Tiaras and I can even see it translating to the big screen as a "teen angst" movie rather easily.  Any girl who has been told or FELT like they were not as pretty as someone else will enjoy this book, that I can promise.


Sara Bell- The Traveling PhoBlogWriPher said...

This one sounds really good. I am really fascinated by the beauty pageant families I see on TV and I think I'd fall into this book pretty easily.

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