Friday, February 18, 2011

"Zitface" by Emily Howse

"Thirteen-year-old Olivia Hughes has always considered herself a lucky girl. She knows what she wants to do with her life - be an actress. And she's already on her way. She just landed a national ad campaign that should get her noticed.
    But then her luck runs out. A little pimple turns into a full-blown case of acne, with serious side effects for her career, her relationships, and her self-esteem. Now all she wants to do is hide, but she can't. She goes from being the girl at school who everyone wants to be... to Zitface, a girl who is teased, dumped, and even fired.
    What do you do when you've lost control of everything in your life? Olivia has to find out the hard way. And maybe, what she finds isn't so bad, after all." -the back of the ARC

This was good, just because it was a middle-grade girly kind of book that could teach younger girls a lesson, the lesson that can't be taught enough- that looks aren't everything, no matter how much it can seem like they are. You are not what everyone see's on the purpose. I also liked it, because it dealt with a difficult problem for many pre-teens and teenagers: Acne. It's an unfortunate thing; that can happen to everyone (and in varying severity) usually does. I liked that it was written so you could really understand Olivia and her emotions, and you could feel sympathetic with her. There are lots of books out there similar to this, but this one's still good! I give it 3 and 1/2 stars! A solid rating. I'd recommend this to 12 year olds because I think they (if they haven't already) might end up facing this soon, therefore it might be good for them to see how Olivia eventually deals with it. :) Check it out in April!

If you'd like to find out more about "Zitface" go to the goodreads page for it here.

Thank you Marshall Cavendish publishing for sending me an ARC of this book and giving me the opportunity to review it.
To Readers: Receiving Review Copies does not cause me to bias my reviews in any way. These are my REAL OPINIONS.

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