Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg

Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality

Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg

4.5 stars

Lexi is funny, popular, and smart… but she’s never been when of those girls. You know the beautiful ones? The ones that boys hold doors open for, whistle at, and flirt with. She’s always just been the girl with the great personality. She stopped caring about her appearance and sees no point in competing with her beautiful sister, Mackenzie. Mackenzie is what every girl strives to be and she’s only seven. When her and her best friend start to make deals about her changing her appearance she becomes the girl that she’s always wanted to be. But is it what she wanted? This book was amazing. I sped through it in one day. It’s been a while since I picked up a girly YA contemporary. I’m so glad I picked up this one though. It was worth it in so many ways. I came across this book on a blog and when reading the review I thought, “This sounds awesome and something I could relate to.” I think we’ve all felt like the girl that only had the great personality. Lexi’s discovery of herself is such an inspiration. It was easy to relate to and I sped through all of the drama that reminds me so much of myself.


The main female character is Lexi. Lexi is exactly as she’s described, but she’s also super sarcastic. I happen to love sarcastic heroines, especially when they are smart and have good quips and logic to back up what they are saying. Lexi is incredibly brave for all the stuff she had to put up with. I teared up a little bit at one part, but my reasons for being a huge softy are best kept secret.


Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 9

The main male characters are Taylor and Logan. A bit of a love triangle, but I enjoyed it and was satisfied with Lexi’s decision in the end. Out of the two boys Taylor was most definitely my favorite and I never swooned over Logan like Lexi did. Maybe it’s because I was like her friends and thought she needed to drop him like a hat.


Swoon Worthy Scale: Taylor-8 Logan- 3

The Villain- This really made me cry, because I knew it would happen. I had that sneaking suspicion the closer we got to the climax and I was sad that I was right. It was totally unfair to Lexi and Mackenzie as well.

 
Villain Scale: 8.5

Mackenzie comes off as such a spoiled brat, but towards the end of the book we see the real Mackenzie. Not the makeup and tiara-wearing Mackenzie, but the little seven-year-old that just wants to have fun. Benny and Cam are great friends and their whole dynamic felt like a real friendship. Benny was my favorite though because he never fell to make me laugh, but Cam was always there even when she wasn’t.


Character Scale: 9.5

This is a very strong character driven novel. It worked well for me because Eulberg has such a brilliant writing style. I was entranced from page one to the ending. I’m so glad I decided to read Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality. The ending though was slightly disappointing. While we did get a lot of closure for events, I also wonder what happened to their mom and their relationship afterward. Even though there wasn’t much revenge there was a very satisfying showdown. This book reminds me of The DUFF. I don’t want to make comparisons but it made me feel the same way. A book that was just like me and that I could relate to. Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality is a brilliant novel with great characters, drama, and a lesson.

Cover Thoughts: The cover is absolutely gorgeous. I love the simplicity and how easily it fits the story.

ARC kindly provided by Scholatic and Netgalley for an honest review.



4 comments:

  1. I really like sarcastic characters. I'll add it to my list.

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  2. Sometimes you just need a contemporary book to read for fun, light, things. ^^ I guess that's why I love contemporary books. XD And Lexi sounded like such an amazing main character that I would adore. <3 Woah, there's a love triangle in this thing? Hrmm...

    But it still sounds fantastic!
    I also want to read The DUFF as well, and then I'll see this one and see what I would think. ^^

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    1. It's not a love triangle per-say, but some would argue otherwise. I love contemporaries. I think you would like Lexi. I love The DUFF! I hope you enjoy both books, Delaney whenever you read them.

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