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Simone never saw herself as the “cute girl”—she was always the chunky, band tee wearing, France-obsessed smart girl. But now that Simone’s a few pounds lighter and sporting a new retro style, things have gotten, well, weird. Her crush Jason seems to actually know she exists. And when Simone’s soon-to-be stepmonster Hillary stops ignoring her, Simone knows something is up....more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published July 19th 2012 by Speak
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Anita
When a book makes me laugh so hard that I almost choke/pee my pants, it's a winner! If you are the kind of person who gets the January Blah's, then you must read this book!

Robin Palmer's writing is absolutely hilarious! Plus, I really enjoyed the story, a modern day retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Simone has grown up with out a mother, since her mom died in childbirth. Simone has drowned her grief over not having a mother in sweets, especially krusty cakes. When Simone's Father g...more
jgyweniverel
Dec 17, 2012 jgyweniverel marked it as to-read
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My favorite fairy takes are: Rumplestilskin, Rapunzel, The Princess and the Pea, and even though it is not really a fairy tale per say, but a compilation of all fairy tales, The 10th Kingdom. Who cannot stop laughing when they remember the part where the toad gives them the riddle about the doors and on how he lies, etc.. And then Virginia's dad just picks him up and chucks him thru one of the doors, which happens to be the door of death. I really do love that part!
I love when authors put differ...more
Rebecca Gordon
Wicked Jealous by Robin Palmer is a modern day retelling of Snow White. Simone Walker does have skin as white as snow and hair as black as ink and lips as red as blood. But she also has a love of snack foods which have earned her the moniker “Weird Fat Girl.” One day Simone accidentally wanders into a Zumba class. She reluctantly begins taking classes and meets her Zumba loving fairy godmothers. As Simone begins losing weight she gains confidence and a new look that makes her beautiful. Simone’s...more
Katelyn Wali
Wicked Jealous
Robin Palmer
Romance

It all starts when Simone Walker’s dad says she can say with her brother for a couple of months. It’s already bad enough that her evil step-mother Hillary, is a rich snob, who obviously is trying to get rid of her. She goes and lives with her brother and his 3 roommates, Narc, Blush, and Noob. Simone wants to fit into her favorite blue dress at One Person’s Garbage Another One’s Treasure. It’s a size 8 and she is a size 14. She decides she wants to loose weight....more
Chelsea K.
A fun addition for those who love the fairytale retelling genre--to be avoided by all others. Completely predictable and mostly unbelievable. Did not like the incorporation of Snow White's apple, and I resent the time it took me to remember all seven of Disney's dwarves.

I would just like to point out, that I HATE retellings of DISNEY fairytales. Go back to the original for retellings please!

Sarah
Dec 15, 2012 Sarah rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all modern fairytale lovers
Recommended to Sarah by: nobody :) found it on a shelf
i really loved this book, I've always been a fan of modern fairy-tales books and they're isn't a lot of snow white ones so this was a really good.
Brittney
I've had this book on my to-read shelf for FOREVER!!! So I was exited to finally get to read it.

The verdict is: Cute, hilarious and a fun easy read.

It's a modern take on Snow White and the seven dwarfs, which is arguably on of the best classic bedtime stories. Simone,the main character, makes the transformation from pastry-cake loving emotional eater to cool and stylish zumba dancer as a way to deal with her evil soon-to-be step mom Hillary. An evil woman closer to her age than her father's an...more
Rachel
Simone is known at school as “That Weird Fat Girl”, and she doesn’t mind being invisible. She has her sweet brother, Max, and her best friend, NIcola, to rely on and that’s enough. She sure can’t rely on her dad. He’s always at work, writing scripts for his T.V. show and letting his new girlfriend move in and tell everyone what to do.

Trying to escape her dad’s girlfriend, Simone joins a Zumba class and meets and befriends several middle-aged women who love to listen to her and give her advice. S...more
Karen
What an adorable book! Wicked Jealous: A Love Story is a modern re-telling of Snow White and it is super cute, entertaining, and you'll find yourself rooting against the evil step-monster-to-be and rooting for the sweet girl who is slowly coming into her own. This is the perfect feel good summer book and everyone should scoop it up when it releases on July 19th.

The book begins by introducing us to Simone, the "Weird Fat Girl" who is most comfortable when she feels invisible, hiding from the worl...more
Ms. Yingling
Simone is "the weird fat girl" in the wake of her mother's death (at her birth), her father's workaholicism and shiny new girlfriend, and her general inability to deal with the intricacies of high school life. She has retreated behind her hair, her extra large vintage concert t shirts and copious amounts of snack foods. When her father's girlfriend (who has an odd obsession with mirrors and red lipstick, as well as feeding Simone apples even though she's deathly allergic) takes all of her snack...more
Leigh Herondale
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Finally got to finish Wicked Jealous: A Love Story by Robin Palmer earlier today and I have to admit that I actually loved it. It is by the way a re-telling of the fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It is btw, the newest addition to Robin Palmer's fairy tale re-telling novels. The novel's heroine is called Simone.



Another re-telling from Robin Palmer and this time it's a re-telling of Snow White. First of all, I love Simone. I could probably relate to...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Thank you Around The World ARC for allowing me to read Wicked Jealous. I had read the blurb on a blog somewhere and I was really curious about it because it is a remake of Snow White. I loved that story as a child and was curious to see if the author could pull it off in a YA capacity and I am happy to say yes she did. There were some parts where I was lost at first but then I was able to go back and figure out where I went wrong.

Simone is the fat girl who loves to eat. She lost her mother duri...more
Liviania

A fairytale retelling will get my attention every time. Plus, WICKED JEALOUS has an eye-catching cover, with that shiny red apple and cotton candy pink background. Robin Palmer's update of Snow White is timely, clever, and over the top.

I thought the Los Angeles setting worked perfectly. Simone Walker begins the novel unhappy with her looks. And why not when she lives in the epicenter of Hollywood, which favors one look above all others? Hillary, her father's young girlfriend, is never likeable....more
Jessica
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ARC was provided by Penguin Canada

I haven't had much time to read lately, but this book has been one of the few that has gotten onto my summer reading list so far. It was a highly enjoyable, good summer read. When I had first started reading, I my first impression of Simone was that she was this wimpy, overweight girl that would do nothing for herself. Actually though, she took control of her life, and her bad eating habits and did something about it.

Simone w...more
Shannon Roland
When I first saw this book and read the teaser, I thought, alright, might be worth the look. Boy, was I disappointed.

For the record, this is not the first modernized fairy tale I have read or for that matter, film I have seen. This book was disappointing.

There are several things that seem to bog this story down. First off, the prologue was unnecessary, and when it connected to the point in the story, it wasn't the same. A prologue does one or two things, connects to a future part of the story,...more
Jordyn
Used to being known as That Weird Fat Girl, Simone Walker has no problem with keeping her head down and staying invisible. But when Hillary, her "stepmother-to-be" (despite the fact that Simone's workaholic father is avoiding the whole "marriage" issue) moves in and takes over, Simone has to find a way to get out of the house. Even if it means inadvertently joining a Zumba class full of middle-aged women. Soon, she's looking and feeling healthier -- which is lucky, because when Hillary kicks her...more
Lauren Homer
This book was so cute! Its like a modern day Snow White which was really cute. The girl Simone spends a month in the summer living with her brother and his six roommates (Noob, Blush, Wheezer, Narc, Thor, and Doc aka Dopey, Bashful, Sneezy, Sleepy, Grumpy and Doc with her brother being Happy). Super cute.
There were some parts I didn't quite care for though I really liked it that Simone had standards. I also felt so cool that I understood all the references. Mostly because of my sister.
I really...more
Ellen
WARNING! SPOILERS AT THE END OF THIS REVIEW!

I liked this book on the whole. As an avid young adult fiction reader, I have come across a few bad books. This is not one of them. I'd previously read Geek Charming by Robin Palmer and not really liked it that much, but found it sort of superficial, but this one was marginally better. I liked Simone as a character, and all the fashion components of the story were parts I particularly enjoyed. I love how she gets all her stuff from second hand or cheap...more
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Title : Wicked Jealous
Series : -
Author : Robin Palmer
Pages : 272
Release Date : July 19th 2012
Publisher : Speak / Penguin Canada
Format : ARC
Source :
*A copy was provided by Penguin Canada for an honest review*








My Opinion :


Wicked Jealous is an updated take on the popular fairy tale Snow White, but not many aspect of Snow White, one of my favorite tales, were in the book, apart from the evil-stepmother trying to feel the main character apple even though she was allergic to it.


To say that Wicked Jeal...more
Kayla
Don't let my 3 star rating of the book scare you, the story was actually really cute. It is a nice, light read that is perfect if you don't expect a whole bunch (which you aren't supposed to). A modern-day retelling of Snow White with the typical cringe-worthy scenes that all high-schoolers have. Even though I knew that the book was a retelling, I didn't really think much of it, so I wasn't looking for all of the immediate connections (although they were quite obvious 1/3 of the way through). I...more
Britney
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Valia Lind
Cute! Full review to come!

Review at: http://wordsareinnermusic.blogspot.co...

Wicked Jealous is a story about a girl names Simone. She’s not your average princess, but a girl who’s still searching for who she is in life. When her dad and almost step mom leave for a vacation, Simone moves in with Matt, her brother, and six other college students. Stuff happens, and then more stuff happens, and there’s a cute boy or two. And Zumba. There is lots of Zumba in this book.
Simone is going through a lot...more
Ray
Wicked Jealous is an interesting retelling of the "Snow White" fairy tale taking place within a modern high school "slice-of-life" setting. Broadly faithful to the original tale, it nonetheless provides interesting twists here and there.

Plot: Simone wants to become more popular at Castle Heights High School and to grab the hot guy she has a crush on, but her (lack of) exercise and healthy eating habits are starting to get in the way. Making things worse is the envy of her new stepmother - or is...more
Sara (of the Page Sage)
The Page Sage

You know when you watch one of those makeover specials (everybody has seen at least one) and it's upbeat and kind of inspiring? Well, put in the feeling of those shows, plus wit, heart, depth, and superb character growth, and you'll have Wicked Jealous. Simone's transformation from the Weird Fat Girl to simply being herself is definitely inspiring, while remaining realistic. She still feels insecure, and the rest of her problems just don't disappear along with her extra pounds. Fort...more
Winnie Zhao
Title: Wicked Jealous
Speak, 2012, 272 pp., $ 9.99
Author: Robin Palmer ISBN: 978-0-142-41894-9

There is nothing worse then being betrayed and mistreated by someone who is close to your family member. This person was the girlfriend of Simone’s father. Simone did not know that there was anything wrong with how her father’s girlfriend, Hillary, treated her at first. She just thinks that Hillary is annoying.

Hillary show some odd behavior like when they are at the restaurant, she would keep giving f...more
Rebecca Alora
This book is a wickedly funny take on the fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Several films focus on this story and I'm sure there's more than one retelling, but this book took the cake...literally.

Written in the same world as Geek Charming, Simone is a big girl who eats her emotions. She's unique. She loves anything vintage, french films, and her best friend. Her father is dating the most subtly wicked woman in Hollywood, her brother left her to deal with all this alone, and the wicked s...more
Connie
ARC copy received from Peguin.

I enjoyed this remake of Snow White and thought this book had wonderful characters. I would certainly recommend to young adult readers. It was a quick, fun, beach read.

Simone is overweight and eats to mask her emptiness and guilt over not having a mother. Her mother passed away giving chidbirth to Simone. Simone lives with her father who has a girlfriend who is jealous of her. Simones father and girlfriend go on vacation so Simone goes to stay with her brother and...more
Taylor
I received this book as a ARC for doing reviews on my local teen library blog.

Simone Walker has no problem being ‘The Weird Fat Girl’ at her L.A. school Castle Heights High. Once she starts Zumba though, everything changes. She loses some weight, and starts getting noticed. There’s still the issue of her almost stepmom who keeps conveniently forgetting Simone’s allergic to apples. When her father plans a ‘family vacation’ it turns out that Max, Simone’s older brother can’t go, her stepmother su...more
Kara

Snow White, a fairy tale as about as much about appearances as you can get, perfectly matches with modern day Los Angeles.

Frustratingly, I both hate and love this book, so I’m going with a split-the-difference 3 star rating.

The book gets a major fail for using eating disorders as a light hearted vehicle for a fluffy rom-com of a novel.

Not.
Cool.

And the whole Ugly Ducking story was cliché when Anderson write the damn thing.

On a lesser degree of offense, this book is also going to become incre...more
Liwayway
Humorous twist on the Snow White classic. Simone is a heroine, not in that she's perfect or saves the day or that every problem is solved full circle, but her attitude was one of circumstance and gut feeling. She's fortunate enough to get involved in activities that stimulate her new healthy lifestyle, she has an awesome, happy supportive brother, a kickass, colorful best friend, a group of moms who would give part of their heart to her, and a father who, albeit oblivious, loves her a lot. She's...more
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Robin Palmer grew up in Massachusetts and New Jersey, and after graduating from Boston University, moved to Hollywood. Starting as an assistant in the television literary department of the William Morris Agency, she quickly moved up the ranks and spent the next decade as a literary agent, producer, and television network executive at Lifetime Television, where she developed over one hundred script...more
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