How to Rock Braces and Braces

Reader: Emily
Age: 17
Title: How to Rock Braces and Glasses
Author: Meg Haston
Publisher: Poppy
Pub Date: 10/24/2011
Galley: Yes
Recommend: Yes
Convince us to read the book: How to Rock Braces and Glasses is a quirky but sweet coming of age book that many will relate to. With a weak beginning, where the main character is head of the school news team, breaking main stories and rocking the school fashion world, she experiences the worst thing possible: glasses. Then, spiraling her farther and farther away from popularity, comes the braces. Kacey experiences an overnight transformation to the bottom of the social order, having to suffer the cruel torturing of her former friends. With this new found view of the "normal" world, she quickly falls in love and finds her true identity, learning to make the best of her situation.
Compelling aspects of the book: Even though this book moves at an incredibly rapid pace, it was realistic for the most part.
Were you disappointed with the book at all: Yes
Reasons why you were disappointed with the book: I think the beginning of the novel was difficult to accept due to Kacey's ignorant attitude, I definitely don't think that a 15 year-old has that kind of following on a school tv news announcement
Cover: Eccentric and oddly spunky cover. The total in-your-face graphics with neon pink titling really pops out and makes you want to find out was happens in this book. A+
Age Range: 12-15
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal

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