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Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton
Andie has been spending the summer hanging around the local movie theater, crushing on Colton and helping him do his job. She is convinced that they will live happily ever after as soon as she can get him to kiss her. But disaster strikes on the first day of school when she wears a weird retro dress and finds Colton distracted by a hot girl. She gets a new chance to make it perfect when she keeps reliving the first day of school over and over, trying different tactics each time. Could it be that the lessons she has learned from her mom's beloved 1980's movies "Pretty in Pink" and "Groundhog Day" won't help her in real life?
I was just looking for something light and fun and this was definitely that, but still not as engrossing as I was hoping even with those expectations. Andie did grow, but it took her quite awhile to get there and her escapades weren't surprising enough to keep me as delighted as I wanted. I also have a hard time believing that teens today are going to be as interested in 30-year old movies as the author of this book is.