Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality

Eulberg, Elizabeth. Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality. New York: Point, 2013. 

The main character, Lexi, is not pretty like her five year old pageant sister.  Pageants are Lexi's single mom's life and all of their money goes towards that.  Everyone loves Lexi's great personality but that is it.  She is sick of being known for just her personality and not beauty.

Eulberg writes form Lexi's perspective which really helps the reader relate to all of the things Levi is struggling with.  The dialogue Lexi has with her friend is really true to how teenagers speak.

This book does not have any illustrations but the cover does.  The title is written in read lipstick and the lipstick is laying broken at the bottom. This illustration on the cover foreshadows a lot for the book.

This book gives a great example of how older siblings may feel when it comes to the attention that they don't get as much of.  It also shows that you don't need make-up and designer clothes to be pretty or noticed.  I think this book would be appropriate for seventh grade up because of some topics discussed.

Reviewer:  T.C.

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