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Bessica Lefter Bites Back (Bessica Lefter #2)

3.64  ·  Rating Details  ·  83 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Bessica's settled into middle school life . . . her friendship with Sylvie is back on, she's made some cool new friends, she's dealing with the psycho-bullies, and handling more homework than should ever be allowed. But what's worrying her most these days are her mascot duties. The pressure's on to be the funniest, wildest bear mascot her school's ever seen—and to make sur ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2012)
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Sep 25, 2012 Laura rated it did not like it
I'm not sure how she did it, but Kristen Tracy managed to write a sequel to The Reinvention of Bessica Lefter that makes Bessica look even more like a stuck-up, selfish, spoiled, narcissistic brat.

[Light spoilers follow.]

In this book we see Bessica get in a "text war" with her "best friend," Sylvie, buy said best friend a nose hair trimmer for her birthday, continuously ignore her parents and grandma and make rude comments, see things only her way, and have an epic face-to-face with T.J. the Tig
Ms. Yingling
Jun 21, 2012 Ms. Yingling rated it liked it
This sequel to The Reinvention of Bessica Lefter picks up with Bessica heavily invested in both her position as school mascot and in reestablishing her friendship with Sylvie. However, she's still disorganized, and forgets a mascot meeting, which gives her co-mascot, Alice, a chance to schedule all of the good games. Sylvie and Bessica are still not quite in sync, and get involved in a nasty text message battle that ends in them not speaking. Bessica is also worried about her grandmother because ...more
Jun 21, 2015 Talia rated it it was ok
This book felt very over the top. The main girl in the story was very dramatic about starting middle school. She messed with her grandmother's online dating page to be more appealing so that her grandmother split up with her boyfriend. She got in a texting war with her best friend, Sylvie and then gave her a nose shaver for her birthday. These are just some of the ways that this girl was over the top.
Mia Iverson
Feb 09, 2013 Mia Iverson rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Bessica Lefter series. It is a really good book and I recommend it for all ages. I read parts of it out loud and my mom was bursting at the seams with laughter. Anyone could pick this book up and enjoy it.
Teresa Bateman
Aug 17, 2013 Teresa Bateman rated it really liked it
Middle-schooler Bessica Lefter's life is filled with angst. She got into a texting war and lost her best friend. She is a half-time school mascot but has been informed that another mascot is going to "facebomb" her at the game. Her grandmother has a boyfriend. She loves the cute high school boy next door and is tending his pet lizard. She has terrific advice for friends that doesn't work out well in real life and that she's unwilling to apply herself. Life is HARD! And let's not even get into th ...more
Dec 18, 2012 Anna rated it it was amazing
Bessica Lefter is in grade 6th and has the life every 6th grader wished they had; she's half-mascot and she's even got her crush, the gorgeous Noll Beck aka her neighbour, talking to her. Bessica may seem like she's got it all but she's got a lot on her plate this year such as best friend problems, mascot worries, and watching her grandmother date WIlly, a person she dislikes. She has to make it through the year without being tortured by the other half-mascot as well as the other team's mascot a ...more
Feb 20, 2013 Treasure rated it liked it
The second book about Bessica Lefter follows her ongoing problems with her BFF, "psycho bullies", family, and general middle school drama. Bessica has won a spot as one half of their school mascot and she takes her new duties very seriously, as she believes it is her chance to stand out and be somebody in middle school. The book contains the usual drama of tween books (detention! boys! text fights!), including school mishaps and a cute boy next door. Little asides are sprinkled throughout the bo ...more
Dasiy Anderson
Jul 16, 2014 Dasiy Anderson rated it liked it
I thought this book was a good sequel to "The reinvention of Bessica Lefter." I think that this book did not quite measure up to the first book, and I sometimes I found myself bored with the book. I would not recommend this book who hasn't read the first book, but to anyone who has I would, but be prepared to lower your standards.
Diya P5
Oct 14, 2015 Diya P5 rated it liked it
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Feb 05, 2015 Alexis rated it it was amazing
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This book was great! I absolutely love the imagery because the words had so much detail that I had picture going through my mind as I read each paragraph! I'm reading another one of her book called Camile McPhee fell under the bus and it is good too!
Apr 09, 2016 Tweller83 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Tweller83 by: Reviewed book committee 5/2012
This girl seems a little over the top. I guess some of the sixth grade middle school girls act like this, but not very many. If I hadn't gotten it for free, I wouldn't be adding to my library. Offer to the somewhat immature sixth grade girls.
This is a really enjoyable sequel to the super-funny The Reinvention of Bessica Lefter. Bessica is a great preteen character, and her friendships and the lessons she learns in life are excellent reading material.
Mar 06, 2013 Elena rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I like how it really ties in with the conflicts of a typical middle schooler and shows you're not the only one who makes mistakes you want to take back.
Emmeline Chu
Jun 01, 2014 Emmeline Chu rated it it was amazing
I really liked the Reinvention of Bessica Lefter so I read this one to. I totally love this book. it is very exciting and funny in many ways
Nov 10, 2013 Lauren rated it it was ok
I didn't like this book, it didn't seem like a middle schooler did the stuff in this book it should have been a high schooler
Ashley Brooks
Oct 04, 2013 Ashley Brooks rated it it was amazing
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Recommended to Ashley by: kierstin ritchie
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book so far is amazeing!!! loveing it!!!!!!!bessica is so funny!!! cant wait to finish it!!!
Feb 20, 2014 Sophie rated it really liked it
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really good is there a book after?
Sep 27, 2013 Angela rated it really liked it
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Feb 12, 2013 Emma Xoxo rated it it was ok
This book is... interesting?
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