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Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personalityby Elizabeth Eulberg
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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.
"Since her parents' divorce, Lexi's main role in her family has been to support Mackenzie, her seven-year-old 'beauty queen' sister. Fed up with Mackenzie always being in the limelight (not to mention the money their mother spends on pageants), 16-year-old Lexi decides it's her turn to shine. Following a friend's advice to stop hiding behind 'messy hair and no makeup,' Lexi undergoes a transformation. Wearing longer lashes, makeup, and skirts, Lexi starts turning heads. Although she enjoys her newfound popularity and the attentions of a football player, she wonders whether her new friends, who appear to only like her for her looks, are worth having. This novel has its share of funny moments and will particularly appeal to girls who, like the heroine, see beauty contests as exploitative. However, there's an acrid edge to the story, as well, which surfaces in Lexi's bitterness toward her mother and means that some of the points Eulberg (Take a Bow) makes about the pressure to be pretty land heavily. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Wisconsin before heading off to college in Syracuse and making a career in the New York City book biz. She is the author of The Lonely Hearts Club, Prom and Prejudice, and Take a Bow, as well as Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality. You can find her on the Web at www.elizabetheulberg.com.
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