Monday, September 16, 2013
Not Pretty Enough by Jamie Admans
I'm here with another blog tour! This time it's the Not Pretty Enough blog tour by Oops! I read a book again. So on to the review!
Not Pretty Enough follows Chessie as she tries to get the attention of who she thinks is the love of her life - the freakishly tall Lloyd. Chessie's reasoning is because her chest is huge, she understands what it's like to be different. Never mind that Llyod is popular and she's not.
And well, she does get his attention - but not in the way she wants. She tries to dye her hair but it becomes green. She draws a picture of him in IT and it gets shared to every computer in class. She even pretends to be abused because it gets his sympathy.
To be honest, I don't understand Chessie. I have never been that type of girl that chases after guys, yes, even when I was younger and was just bossing people around. I would never go to the lengths that she goes. But, I liked Chessie. She has good friends and family, and she does realise how silly she is (although she chooses to continue). Plus she has guts to do all her harebrained schemes.
My favourite part of the book was the ending. I wish I could tell you all the ending, but that would be spoiler-ish! Although I cringed quite a lot while reading Chessie's schemes put into action (they were really embarrassing!), the ending was awesome! And I think it's fairly unique, especially considering that this is a romance-centric novel.
Disclaimer: I got a free copy of this book as part of a blog tour in exchange for a free and honest review.