My Rating: 2 of 5 Stars
A hilarious new novel from Elizabeth Eulberg about taking the wall out of the wallflower so she can bloom.
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.
Beware spoilers ahead!
I had heard about this book through GR. It sounded really good, light and just what I needed. I was very happy that this was in my library. Unfortunately I did not enjoy this.
The book begins with Lexi at her little sisters beauty pageant. As always Lexi is cheering Mac on. Lexi hates pageants. Her mother ends up spending a lot of money just for her sister to wear this cheap plastic tiara.
When Lexi was younger her parents would always argue. She didn’t understand what they were talking about but she knew it must have been bad because they would always shout. Then Lexi’s mom was pregnant with Mac. And her parents started getting along. Unfortunately Mac wasn’t enough to save their parents marriage. Her father left them nonetheless.
Her mother was trying to look for ways to mend the whole in her heart. When they were shopping they came across an add for a beauty pageant. Lexi refused to participate but her mother was able to Mac to. Ever since then Mac has been in all these competitions. They can’t actually afford any of it but they manage to get by because Lexi is working.
The reason I couldn’t finish this is because of Lexi’s mother. I couldn’t stand her! All she cared about were these pageant’s which they couldn’t afford. She didn’t even care that her daughter was having fun participating in these pageant’s. No she only cared about winning so that she could say her daughter won. She treated Lexi terribly. She was horrible and ridiculous. While I know that this is realistic because some mothers are like that isn’t a reason for me to continue.
However I did like some things. There are a lot of good lessons to be taken from this book. And in the end Lexi chooses herself over a guy and her relationship with her sister improves. Unfortunately this wasn’t enough for me to put with their mother.
Overall I didn’t like the mother. But I still recommend this to everyone because of the lessons learnt.