Thursday, May 15, 2014

Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg

Lexi is smart and funny and has several close friends but she is not a girly girl.  Lexi gets enough of make-up and fancy clothes each weekend while she is at beauty pageants with her younger sister.  Lexi's mom puts every penny they have - an many they don't have - into her sister's pageants, hoping to make her a winner.  In exchange for getting her best friend to ask out his secret crush, she agrees to come to school in heels and a dress with full make-up and hair.  Lexi is shocked at the reaction she gets from people to whom she has never spoken, including a boy she really likes.  But are looks really all that important?  Okay, this book has a quick, pretty unrealistic ending but I really enjoyed the rest of it.  Although it is billed as a comedy I feel that Lexi's mom is one of the biggest villains I've encountered recently.