Review: Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by ElizabethEulberg

Posted February 28, 2013 by Nessa @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg
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Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality

Series: Stand Alone
Author: Elizabeth Eulberg

Publisher: Scholastic Inc

Number of pages: 261
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Book Description:
A hilarious new novel from Elizabeth Eulberg about taking the wall out of the wallflower so she can bloom.

Don’t mess with a girl with a Great Personality.

Everybody loves Lexi. She’s popular, smart, funny…but she’s never been one of those girls, the pretty ones who get all the attention from guys. And on top of that, her seven-year-old sister, Mackenzie, is a terror in a tiara, and part of a pageant scene where she gets praised for her beauty (with the help of fake hair and tons of makeup).

Lexi’s sick of it. She’s sick of being the girl who hears about kisses instead of getting them. She’s sick of being ignored by her longtime crush, Logan. She’s sick of being taken for granted by her pageant-obsessed mom. And she’s sick of having all her family’s money wasted on a phony pursuit of perfection.

The time has come for Lexi to step out from the sidelines. Girls without great personalities aren’t going to know what hit them. Because Lexi’s going to play the beauty game – and she’s in it to win it.

Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality is one of the cutest stories I’ve read in awhile. It is an easy light read that tells the story about Lexi, a teen girl who comes from a broken family still trying to make sense of life, while being at the beckon call of her little sister Mackenzie who is a seven year old beauty queen. I know everyone has seen an episode of Toddlers and Tiaras so everyone can sympathize with poor Lexi. She is has always been regarded as the girl with the “great personality” which she thinks is code for ugly. It is when her little sister Mackenzie actually calls her ugly that she decides to do something about it with the encouragement of her best friends Cam and Benny. Lexi gives herself a makeover and all of a sudden everyone at her high school is all about giving Lexi a chance at being one of the “popular kids”. Lexi overcomes a lot of issues through the course of the novel and you can’t help but root her on. She is such a high spirited girl, with literally a great personality, you wonder why she thought she needed to change herself in the first place. I must say Lexi’s mom needed a good swift kick in the rear. She is the essence of a terrible mother. She treats Lexi awful throughout the book, and shows complete favoritism to her younger sister Mackenzie. Although Mackenzie seems like a brat she does eventually surprise you. Their mother is trying to live out her beauty dreams through her seven year old daughter that eventually backfires on her. I think this book is geared to a younger teenage audience but I enjoyed it just the same. It is something young girls should read that are dying to be accepted. Lexi is a great role model for young girls, and I think everyone can take away from this book. Keep reading my bookish babes!!

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It’s always hard to do an “about me.” I’m not really good at talking about myself so here it goes… I love to read. The only other thing I love as much as reading is fashion. Reading got me through some of the darkest days of my life, and even now it helps me after those stressful days at the office. On top of being an avid reader, I am a student, wife, a mother of two boys (ages 7 and 4), and a full time employee. My plate is definitely full, but I love every minute of my life. Maybe not always the countless hours at the office, but I am definitely blessed. I agreed to help Katrina with her blog, and boy I didn’t realize how much work it truly is! I am honored to be a part of it. I read a lot of contemporary novels, but Katrina has opened me up to the world of YA. I have to say I am hooked! I bow to all the wonderful authors of this genre. The worlds they put together is amazing. I am a fine arts junkie. I love art, movies, theater, and music. Anything that you can do to express yourself, to show your creativeness and uniqueness, I’m normally a fan of. I am an activist of being true to yourself and always marching to the beat of your own drum. I feel it is important to know who you are, and never apologize for being yourself. I love to laugh so I haunt comedy clubs frequently. I am also a homebody. This sister likes your downtime! You can usually find me snuggled in my bed with a good book, watching a movie or my seasons of Buffy. The show never gets old people!!!! That’s about all there is to know about me, so keep reading you bookish babes!

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