Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Girl, 15, Charming but Insane ***

Limb, Sue. Girl, 15, Charming but Insane.

This book was "just ok". I didn't have any problems with it; it was just a cute, fun, story.

Jess feels ugly and fat. She has a friend, Flora, that is pretty and gets all the guys. Flora starts to date Mackenzie. By some stroke of luck, Ben, Mackenzie's friend, starts asking Jess out, which thrills her to no end because she has been secretly in love with him forever. She also has a platonic friend, Fred, that will do anything for her. The book ends up involving a few potential love triangles, and really focuses a lot of Jess and all of the strange things that keep happening to her.

This book doesn't have any major social issues or anything going on, it is just plain fun, following Jess around and all of the situations she finds herself involved in. Anyone looking for a fun story, will enjoy this one. Anyone that likes a book with more substance should steer clear of this one. There are some loose ends at the end, particularly with regard to her father and why her parents split, which leaves things open for a sequel.

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