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May 26, 2013

Revenge of The Not So Pretty Girl Review

So I received this book from Book Divas group for a free honest review.

Revenge of the Not-So-Pretty Girl
     by Carolita Blythe

Cover:
Revenge of a Not-So-Pretty Girl


Synopsis:

Faye doesn't mean to hit the old lady she and her friends are mugging. But she does. The old lady isn't moving, but Faye has no reason to feel guilty for leaving her there. The old lady might be ancient and wrinkly now. But back in the day, she was as beautiful as they come—a famous movie star. And everyone knows that pretty and mean always go together.

But Faye does feel guilty. So she comes back.

Slowly, Faye and the old lady form an unlikely friendship, one that pulls Faye out of her life with her abusive mother and destructive "friends" and allows the old lady relief from her loneliness.

But in an unfair world in which the pretty girls, no matter how mean, always seem to get everything, while Faye gets nothing, will Faye be able to keep from slipping back to her old ways? Will her mother ever be happy? Will her father ever come home to stay? And what if Faye goes her whole life without Michael Jackson ever loving her back?

Faye is an honest, straightforward narrator who is likable even in her most flawed moments and will be cheered on by readers of every age and from every walk of life.


Review:

It's 1984 and 14-year-old Faye has found herself in with the wrong crowd. With a mother who hates her and a dad off doing his own thing and not really in the picture, Faye really has no idea where she fits in, so she starts hanging out with girls who think it's fun to steal. I really couldn't get into this book. When the girls start off trying to mug an old "rich" woman I instantly dislike all of them including Faye. I was up to page 96 when I had to put the book down and read something else. I do not see this book being something I would have picked up and paid the full price for. Not because it includes stealing, colored people, or a crappy family life but, because this isn't my cup of tea. The writing was detailed almost like Blythe was trying to fit all the details in a short amount of time.

 Rating:

Cover: 3/5
Characters: 3.5/5
Plot: 3/5
Overall: 3/5

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