Normally at Teen Advisory Board I am like a ravenous creature who needs books for sustenance. But I've been tired recently so I managed to be quite calm during the Book Dump.
Well, until Elizabeth Eulberg's new book was put on the table.
I actually managed to shout "MINE!" in the middle of a very quiet indie bookstore and grabbed the book before anyone else could. All of them questioned my sanity until I explained I've been waiting for this book to come out since I heard it existed.
Over MLKJr weekend, I could not put this book down. I felt compelled to read it and could not stop.
Not even to do homework ;)
I ended up loving this book (great job again, Eulberg!) So here are the reasons why:
Lexi is a badass female lead. I was instantly entranced with the main character. As a girl with a great personality, I sympathized with Lexi's need to be thought of as pretty. I was a little unnerved when she started to change but I still loved her. I thought she gave girls a message: That you are always beautiful and what other people think shouldn't change that. And I think that's a great message to give girls in today's world.
I absolutely loved hating the mom. Eulberg just has a way of writing that when it comes to a certain character, I will hate them with every fiber of my being. I don't know how she does it. I wish I had that superpower. I don't know how Lexi put up with her mom, I would've smacked her a billion times at multiple points throughout the book. Lexi is perfect, fuck the mom.
I said it before, but I loved this book's message. That you're beautiful just the way you are and that if anyone thinks otherwise it's their flaw. Not yours. EVERYONE IS BEAUTIFUL, MMKAY??? I'm just going to crawl back to the internet after remind you all of this.
|This is the attitude you must have every day|
So yeah this is my review. Sorry for not posting at all in January. I am filled with shame.