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How to Be a Girly Girl in Just Ten Days (Candy Apple #4)

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  2,625 Ratings  ·  121 Reviews
A magazine-article makeover gives middle-school tomboy Nick a brand new look. But can she be a "girly-girl" and still be true to herself?

Nicolette Spicer ("Nick" to her friends) is a tomboy through and through. While her friends focus on shopping and lip gloss, Nick would rather buy new basketball shoes and practice her free throw. But everything changes when she meets a c
Paperback, 163 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published 2007)
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Erika Vazquez Well you could but the book doesn't really tell you how. And who knows maybe theres a guy out there that likes you for you

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Houston Keanu
Nov 13, 2010 Houston Keanu rated it liked it
Shelves: 10th-grade
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Beata Bowen
Feb 11, 2010 Beata Bowen rated it liked it
Shelves: kids, 2010
I wish my daughter was only interested in books like Secret Garden and Little Princess, but unfortunately she's often drawn to the pink ones with pre-teen bitchy looking girls on the cover. And these are the books she wants me to read to her for a bedtime story. Sigh.

To say the least, I was not excited about reading this book. Most of these contemporary YA fiction is just crap. Most seems to have been written in a weekend from a YA fiction template. Fortunately, this little Candy Apple edition w
Jan 31, 2011 Deja rated it it was ok
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Kaitlyn Stanfield
Nov 08, 2012 Kaitlyn Stanfield rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-talk
In the book How to be a Girly Girl in Just Ten Days, two friends take the steps and challenges of everyday life and try to become these preppy and popular girly girls for guys to notice them. With each chapter, it is started with a quiz, informational paragraph, or horoscopes; which provides what may be coming up in the book. By the end of the book, both girls, Nick and Lindsay, decide its better to be themselves and come to find out, the guys like them just the way they are.

The book does not h
Feb 21, 2009 Giggles rated it liked it
This was an ok book. I don't know why I didn't give it a higher rating. I guess this book didn't deserve it. I don't think this book gives that great of a message I guess. We should never change who we are for anybody, especially a guy. Everyone should like you for who are?? Why be someone you are not?? I am never going to be anyone besides me in life. If the guy doesn't fall for you, it's his loss. He's missing out on a great girl. We should be ourselves no matter what.
Mandy Happypets
Sep 27, 2012 Mandy Happypets rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a sport-playing tomboy called Nick(by her friends) But when she meets a cute boy named Ben,she decides to be girly. She seeks advice from friends. At last,she and Ben were a couple. HAPPY ENDING! LOVE THIS BOOK.
Jennifer Wardrip
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Nicolette Spicer, or Nick, has always been a tomboy, and wasn't ashamed of it. She was proud of the way she dressed and carried herself and she was proud at how well she did at basketball. But Nick's feelings about herself begin to change when she literally bumps into Ben, the new guy at school. Who knew he could be so cute up close?

Now Nick begins to crush on Ben, but there seems to be one little problem. It looks like Ben on
Feb 03, 2012 Nicole rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Young adults
When I saw the book title, my first impression was this book is going to teach me some tips and stuff to be a girly girl but when i started to read this book it was about a girl named Nicolette Spicer ( her friends called her "Nick") who was a tomboy all the time. Her friends would focus on fashion and loved shopping she would rather have a new basketball shirt for a her next basketball practice. All this changes when she met a cute boy called Ben and decides to be a girly girl to get Ben's ...more
Ally Chan
Jun 19, 2013 Ally Chan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: good-book
I read this when I was a bit younger... I'm a freshman now and I think I probably read it back when I was in 3rd or 4th grade.

Back then, I enjoyed it so much, it was definitely one of my favorite books! It's not necessarily a real guide, it's actually a story :)

If you have a child, or you yourself would like to read it, then I'd totally recommend it.
Feb 24, 2009 Breanna rated it it was ok
I was reading this book. Got to like the 10th pg. So I abbandend it, because there were so many other books i could of read!! I liked it but... I just didn't like it!!
Dec 28, 2011 Iris rated it liked it
All of these Candy Apple books are cute. Easy and kind of silly, but still cute, which is really the main thing. This book was no exception; I liked it :)
Apr 21, 2009 Samantha rated it it was amazing
this was the first book i read of the candy apple books and it was amazing korbyn always thought i was weird for reading it but i got her to read them and now she loves them
Brooklyn O'Brien
Mar 12, 2013 Brooklyn O'Brien rated it it was ok
Hello, How to be a girly girl in just 10 days dosen't intrest me.It dosen't tell you how to be a girly girl and its all about a boy I didn't bother reading the whole lot.
Jun 09, 2016 Lyca rated it liked it
Shelves: borrowed, for-kids
I find it funny that I read a book like this when I was younger. I don't regret it though. Maybe I needed some sort of guide when I was a kid to learn how to be a girly girl.
Oct 03, 2010 Megan rated it liked it
Recommends it for: girls 5-8
Recommended to Megan by: mom
It was good but then again, I read it when I was like 6. So if your about that age you will like it but now, I would probably hate it. I'll give it 3 stars.
Megan B.(:
Nov 21, 2011 Megan B.(: rated it it was ok
This book was ok. It was too girly though.
(C) Archer at KIPP
Mar 12, 2008 (C) Archer at KIPP rated it it was amazing
Recommended to (C) Archer by: Giselle Ortiz
Shelves: girls-have-read
Well I’m still reading the book How to Be a Girly Girl in Just Ten Days (Candy Apple) but I am almost done with it. I really didn't like the beginning at first. She was so into sports and she was always dirty. I thought she would never be able to get that guy to like her. It started to get interesting when she got her "girly-girl" makeover. After that I couldn't put the book down. Even thought I didn't see her in real life, I could still imagine that she looked beautiful. The main reason she is ...more
Mar 20, 2012 Adiva rated it it was amazing
I think that it was embarrassing that when Nicolette Spicer's brother Alex Spicer was in love with Nicolette's best friend Lindsay sweet.I didn't like it when Nick changed her view into a girly girl. I would hate to be a girly girl. I think that it is important to be smart, to go to the best schools, to go to the honor's class, and to beat up a boy instead of being a girly girl. Most of the girls in my class act like a girly girl and they also think that it is very important to be a girly girl. ...more
Sophia Zhu
Mar 03, 2011 Sophia Zhu rated it liked it
the other day i was going through's sbookself and saw this book. it reminded me of the book i read last time called baby sitter wars. they are both by candy apple. basiclly this book is about Nicolette Spicer who meets this new guy. she really likes him she he dosent seem to notice her. girly girls are more his type. her best friend wanted to help her out so she suggested that nick should get a makeover. she goes shopping, puts on makeup, and takes online girl quizes. he finally seems to ...more
Erika Vazquez
Jan 14, 2015 Erika Vazquez rated it really liked it
This book was a great book a young girl thinks she sould change for a guy but serious you don't well thats my opinion. Nicolette Spicer a.k.a Nick to her best friends. Nick tries to change he tomboy to a girly girl like Hannah. When a new hottie named Ben moves in she wants the info on him. Her best friend who is a theater geek knows it all. While they are busy getting ready to get ready for a party they have a small help from Lindsey's older sisters they LOVE the makeovers they get but others ...more
Kai Yi
Apr 19, 2009 Kai Yi added it
Every girl in this world have a different style that they go with and feel comfortable to, just like Nicolette Spicer, her friends calls her Nock. Yea she is a tomboy, but there are times that girls will fall on love and they will change for them. Nick/ Nicolette met this cute guy name Ben and for her to get his notice she thinks she has to turn into a girly girl. so her friend suggested that she could get a makeover. But does the guy, Ben really likes her the girly way or the way that she is ...more
Jan 03, 2014 Grace rated it liked it
This book is pretty good the thing I do not like and this is the reason I gave this book 3 stars is that this book is meant for kids and in the chapters they are talking about how to get a boy when the kids are only like 8 or 9! This book is very fun and cool but they give advice that encourages doing things that only teens should do and until the end of the book they encourage the makeup and changing who you are even though who you are lis great! I think they should make this book longer only ...more
Oct 20, 2013 PoojhaP rated it it was amazing
In the book "How to be a Girly Girl in just ten days" is about a girl named Nick (Nicolette) who doesn't like boys. At least she used too. Until she met Ben Renolyds. A cute boy who only likes girly girls! ( like Hannah, a popular girly girl) and worse, Hannahs throwing a party... and Ben's going to be there! Nick and her best friend Lindsay must find the perfect outfits to go to that party or what will Ben think of Nick? This book is hilarious and sweet in the same way. I have read the series ...more
Yan cao
Jan 10, 2011 Yan cao rated it it was ok
Shelves: 8th-grade
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Anika Radha
Jan 02, 2016 Anika Radha rated it really liked it
Best Christmas read <3
From the cute Ben moments to the mild touches of humour, Lisa Papademetriou sure knows how to write a novel!

I would say the only drawback is that there was no take-home message, but still a great read.

I think the twist when we find out that (SPOILERS AHEAD! DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU!!) Ben is Hannah half-sister was a pure stroke of genius!

I have always enjoyed reading Candy Apple books, but I think this book is one of the best books of the lot :)

I would definitely reco
May 01, 2008 Susan rated it really liked it
This book was great and it taught me a lot of things. This book talks about a teenager where she changes her tomboy look to a girly girl look in just a few days because she likes this guy named Ben. She thought that by changing her look can actually catch his attention but she learned something that being her own self might be better because she thinks taht being herself is most normal. I think that she is right about that because being yourself is the best and trying to be someone else that ...more
I really enjoyed this book. My friend recommended this book and i'm glad she did. It is interesting. This is probably best for middle school girls. That would be the best ages for this book.

It is about this girl who wants to be more girly. She is kind of a tom boy. She has to go through ten steps to be a girly girl. It is very funny to. So I think you should read this book if you want a funny book. Read it!
Sep 19, 2010 Teeyanna rated it liked it
I read this book when I was 10 years old. What was interesting about it was the fact that she wouldn't give up. She made it her goal to become a girly girl. I was impressed by her progress at the end of the book. The message was that if you want something go for it. The main character wanted something and she got it. She had help by her friend to accomplish her goal. She stopped at nothing until she was girly and ready for the party.
Oct 20, 2009 Madeleine rated it really liked it
This is a pretty good book. It sounds kind of silly though to me. That's what I thought when I first saw this book. But I checked it out anyway. It is about a girl who wants to be more girly for a guy she likes. It is kind of silly to me.v
But it's still pretty good. These books are very quick reads.
Amber B
Dec 17, 2009 Amber B rated it really liked it
I like this book because she has all these friends that are all girly girls but she is a tomma boy and she has a crush on a boy that only really likes girls who act like girls. What happens is she and her friends take her to the mall and then they get her all these girl things then she becomes a girl and they date it is a really good book.
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Bestselling author Lisa Papademetriou is the author of the 'Confectionately Yours' series, 'Middle School: Big, Fat Liar' and 'Homeroom Diaries' (both with James Patterson), and many other novels for middle grade and young adult readers. Her books have appeared on the Bank Street Best Books of the Year list, the NYPL Books for the Teen Age, and the Texas Lone Star Reading List, among others. A ...more
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