Saturday, July 31, 2010
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler: A Book Review
Fifteen-year-old Virginia Schreves feels like she was switched at birth. While the rest of her family is slim, brown-haired, and perfect, she's dishwater blonde and, well, larger than average. Her older sister, Anais, is brilliant, beautiful, and compassionate. Her older brother, Byron, is handsome, intelligent, athletic, and popular. How can she possibly live up to their legacy? She feels out-of-place and awkward surrounded by her perfect siblings and parents...until a single phone call changes all of their lives forever. Despite her family's struggles, throughout the next few months, Ginny will learn to accept her looks, discover her true beauty, and find her own unique style.
This was actually a very good book, even better than I expected it to be. Ginny was a very likeable heroine; she had character, smarts, and she was willing to show who she really was. If there was a sequel to this, I'd definitely read it.