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Ella Mental: And the Good Sense Guide (Ella Mental #1)

3.32  ·  Rating Details  ·  201 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Ella never leaves home without her book of basic observations on how to survive life. Other girls come to Ella for advice, but when Ella and her best friend Toby start fighting, Ella's Good Sense Guide fails her for the first time. Original.
Paperback, 231 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Simon Pulse (first published May 31st 2005)
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Kat Stark
Feb 29, 2016 Kat Stark rated it it was ok

Pheeeeew, where do I even start?

I’m sure this was a fabulous book back when I read it in 2006. I know the exact year because there’s my high school bus pass in here, I guess I was using as a bookmark. I especially enjoyed the issue of race presented in here with Tom, but that’s about the only thing I can praise right now. My main issue was the heroine, the writing, and the issues that are wrapped-up too quickly in the story. When you have shit like race, divorce, and molestation...there needs to
Jennifer Wardrip
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Meet Ella Watson, or, as her friends call her, Ella Mental.

Ella makes sure that she follows and lives by everything written in her Good Sense Guide, the one with all the quotes and rules, such as "Treat others as you would like them to treat you," or "just because you feel something now doesn't mean you will feel this way forever."

Ella's Good Sense Guide is what helps her think straight when she has to deal with her crazy par
Dec 13, 2014 Genevieve rated it really liked it
Really liked this book! Granted I did read it a few years, and only recalled it when I pulled out the book report that was compiled as part of school studies. At the time it was a simple and age appropriate book to enjoy.
Dec 06, 2014 Eleonore rated it liked it
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Jenny Keurla
Feb 20, 2015 Jenny Keurla rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved reading this reminds me why I love to read.
Jun 01, 2009 Kate rated it did not like it
Shelves: bleh
I actually didn't finish this one because there were just too many uncomfortable phrases for me. At first I liked it. Since it's a British author, and it is set in London, there were a few words I didn't know (although, I was proud of myself for knowing what it means to "whinge"). But then she just kept saying things that made me uncomfortable. So I stopped reading it.
Apr 17, 2009 Stephanie rated it it was ok
Too random. I felt that she jumped too much and we were randomly thrust into the middle of very serious dramas without any warning or buildup. Just a bit too abrupt for me.

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Apr 03, 2009 Amy added it
Another "good read" as always only this time my mom found it for me!
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Dec 11, 2015 Natasha Bonnici rated it did not like it
Shelves: ugh, duology
Have you ever wondered what a PSA in book form was like?
Jun 21, 2011 Laura rated it really liked it
So far this book is really good. Can't stop reading it!!!!
Apr 23, 2012 Emily rated it it was ok
it was ok, but not that good
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