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Monday, October 7, 2013

Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg

Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg
"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."- summary from Amazon

First off, a disclaimer: I LOVE Eulberg's books SO MUCH. So I might be a little biased when it comes to new releases from her. I basically just love them instantly. This one isn't as good as her previous book, Take a Bow, but it's still pretty darn good. I loved Lexi's voice and Eulberg always shines with the humor she infuses into her novels. I giggled out loud quite a few times.

It was interesting to see the whole pageant world, and how it affected Lexi's family in many different ways. The family dynamics in this book were great to see because it feels like so often parents are shoved off to the side. There's a lot of conflict and turmoil between Lexi and her mom that Eulberg does a great job weaving into the story.

Eulberg just does a really good job with the variety of relationships in her books- friends, dates, family members. Everything feels real and never forced. Dialogue is definitely her strong suit, and that really brings the characters to life and gives them depth.

Overall, another wonderful book from Eulberg. If you haven't read anything else by her, what are you waiting for?! Go get all four of her books- you won't regret it.

FTC: Received ARC from publisher. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

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