Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Review: Don't You Wish

Don’t You Wish by Roxanne St. Claire 
Delacorte Books for Young Readers -July 10, 2012 

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Source: Publisher via Netgalley 
Rating: Light, funny summer read
I received a copy of this book, free, in exchange for my honest review.

Read what this book is about here.

            Annie Nutter is used to her role as a nobody at South Hills High in Pittsburgh, PA. She’s used to fantasizing about the boy she’ll never get and the popular crowd that she’ll never be a part of. She’s used to her best friend, Lizzie, always being by her side and her dad always trying crazy inventions.  Her mom throws her through a loop when she starts reminiscing about what her life would be like if she had married someone else. Annie gets to see first hand what life would be like when her dad’s latest invention goes haywire.
            I like Annie, she’s your typical teenager who’s not part of the popular crowd-curious about what it would be like. She gets frustrated about her mom and dad fighting and the unsurprisingly fail of her dad’s latest invention. She also begins to wonder what her life would be like if her mom had married someone else and if she was rich, gorgeous and popular.  She wants to know what it’s like on the other side. When she wakes up the next morning as A-list Ayla she’s able to find out. She thinks it’s a dream so she decides to enjoy the popular ride for as long as she can. Slowly she realizes several things. Physically she may be A-list Ayla, Queen B at Crop Academy in Florida, but inside her soul she is still just Annie Nutter. She find it hard to enjoy the popular life when seeing it through the eyes of a “nobody”, she turns into a popular girl with a conscience.
            As she starts to lose here status, she starts to miss home. She begins to reach out to find out what’s going on back home and discovers that she is not the only one who changes. With this new discovery, she realizes that she may be stuck as A-list Ayla forever. In the end things turn out better than she could have hoped for and she takes away a very valuable lesson.  Though this wasn’t completely believable it was enjoyable.

Recommendation:It was a fun summer read, worth checking out as long as you don’t take it too seriously.
What’s Next? I didn't see anything about any upcoming boooks

Always Shine, 
Starr K

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