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Preview — Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg
Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality
Don't mess with a girl with a great personality!
Everybody loves Lexi. She's popular, smart, funny...but she's never been one of those girls, the pretty ones who get all the attention from guys. And on top of that, her seven-year-old sister, Mackenzie, is a terror in a ...more
“So you’re cool that he only showed interest in you once you got all glam?”The book's title is rather misleading, for one, there's no "revenge." For another, the sorta-but-not-really-"revenge" of the "girl with the great personality" is to become hot.
“Yes!” Benny and I say in unison.
I get it. This is an YA book, and in the scheme of adolescent thinking, beauty is everything. I'm trying not to offend any high schoolers here, but generally, the teenaged mind seeks the most simple explanation, a ...more
I'm Mackenzie, I'm seven and I'm a beauty queen. None of those other girls are going to beat me HONEY BOO BOO CHILD!!!!!
Okay I've been meaning to post this review for a few days, but since it's exam week that has been a little hard. First off I want to thank Jv Poore for giving me her ARC of this book, I really enjoyed it, so thanks again.
On to the book. There's alot of debates regarding beauty pageants, do kids actually want to do t ...more
Eulberg tries to incorporate some good messages into this story but I’m not sure she doesn’t undermine herself at most turns. Her biggest messages seem to be:
(1) There is nothing “wrong” with being gay; in fact, there is no reason for gay kids and their romances and romance angstiness to be treated any differently than hetero romance and angst. The author does a g ...more
I mean, with this quote
“You’re just jealous because you’re ugly.”...more
And like that, the camel’s back has been broken. I turn around and see panic flicker in her eyes. She knows she’s gone too far. But instead of forgiving her, I say, “Yeah, well, I’d rather be ugly on the outside than on the inside. I can be painted up to look like one of your precious beauty queens, but you’re always going to be an u
A cute, quick read set in the world of little-girl beauty pageants.
So over Christmas break my sister made me watch some child pageant reality show on TLC or whatever, not the Honey Boo-Boo one (which, I'm sorry, is truly the most despicable thing on tv--the show, not the girl), but some other show that follows a group of child pageant contestants, but is really about the crazy moms and families (my sister is a perfectly intelligent woman btw, she just has horrible taste in tv shows). So I w ...more
Originally Posted on: Confessions of an Opinionated Book Geek
Lexi has a great personality. She is funny and is a lot of fun to be around. Everyone likes her, but no one wants to date her. Add to that the fact that Lexi’s kid sister is a beauty queen who controls all of the attention and you have one self-deprecating heroine. Lexie doesn’t think she’s beautiful and doesn’t think she’ll get the guy, until her best friend challenges her. If Lexie wants her bf Benny to take the plunge then ...more
And no, I didn’t eat a whole bag o ...more
I loved Lexi as a character. In her family, she isn't considered the pretty one, that title is reserved for her 7 year old beauty queen sister (thin ...more
Lexi is funny, popular, and smart… but she’s never been one of those girls. You know the beautiful ones? The ones that boys hold doors open for, whistle at, and flirt with. She’s always just been the girl with the great personality. She stopped caring about her appearance and sees no point in competing with her beautiful sister, Mackenzie. Mackenzie is what every girl strives to be and she’s only seven. When her and her...more
Lexi's mom is obsessed with her sister Mackenzie's pageant career, even though the family can't afford the thousands of dollars that they sink into pageanting for hair, makeup, clothes, choreography, etc. ...more
Well, I really needed to get my mind off Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare, so I just wanted a light, quick, cute, fun read, and what's better than a "hilarious new novel from Elizabeth Eulberg about taking the wall out out the wallflower so she can bloom." So why not.
I admit, it took me a little while to get into the book, because it was your cliche, by-the-book story about the older ...more
Lexi was an absolutely lovely girl, I loved how apparently she was popular, yet not that kind of popular. More like the girl to laugh with and the girl to talk with, but not the girl that you come to for a date or some romance.
Add to that, that she is a dedicated supporter for her sister, who is a pageant competitor. However, she doesn't really like that. Especially since her mom just s ...more
This book addresses many issues such as self-image, family dynamics, self-esteem, and friendship.
The book stars Lexi. The smart, funny, and down-to-earth girl who hides behind her pageant sister's shadow. Her mom is basically depressed after separating from her husband and has thrown herself into being this monster pagea ...more
My awesome baby-sitting skills have become sort of a running joke in my family. My sister even mentioned them in her maid of honor speech at my wedding. My name is Estelle and I used to tie my sister to a chair in front of the television. For the record, it wasn’t because she was a snot to me. She just would not sit still. And hey, she turned out okay? So really, this was not traumatic at all.
A few pages into Elizabeth Eulberg’s new book and let ...more
I really liked Benny and Cam although they were very flat characters with no real personalities as were most characters in the book.
- SPOILER ALERT -
There wasn't much conclusion to the abusive parent story arc
(because having a parent that is constantly callin ...more
1. The Mom. She was an interesting character with several dimensions and I would have liked to read her story.
2. The younger daughter. Mackenzie was also a delight, switching rapidly from one of the small drama queens you might see on Toddlers & Tiaras to a normal seven-year-old who just wants to play and be loved. I appreciate the author not villainizing her.
Things I did not like about this book:
1. Full of shit. It is one thing for a character to have problema ...more
Mean Girls+ She's All That+ Toddlers in Tiaras = Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality!
Lexi is that girl. The one who all the guys want to be "friends" with but none of whom want to date. The one, in other words, with "the great personality."
Her younger sister, Mackenzie, is a seven-year-old pageant princess, and the apple of her mother's eye. Lexi's needs are constantly put on hold for the sake of her sister's. She has to wo ...more
Why did I want to read Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg? The title was a huge motivating factor. Then I found out beauty pageants were involved too and couldn't resit. It's a good book, though not entirely what I expected it to be and I was a little disappointed as a result.
Lexi is enslaved to her mother's obsession with making Mackenzie the next great pageant queen. Lexi sews for the pageants and works at a ...more
I've read all of Eulberg's previous work and I feel like I really click with her writing style so I was thrilled to check this one out especially as I would certainly consider myself a girl with a great personality (ahem :)
Our main character is Lexi and she has long bemoaned the way that boys skip over her, recognizing that she's fun and funny but paying attention to the pretty girls. In an effort to encourage boldness in h ...more
It was interesting to see the whole pageant world, and how it affected Lexi's family in many different ways. The fami ...more
I can't remember that last book that evoked such strong emotions from me - I was so invested in Lexi's story from the get go and could not believe so ...more
Lexi is used to being the unnoticed one. Her sister, Mackenzie, is part of the pageant set, so Lexi’s world and weekends pretty much revolve around Mac. The plus side is that her crush, Logan, usually goes to the shows; the downside is he’s there to cheer on his girlfriend. Then, a bet with one of her best friends pushes Lexi from wallflower to noticed, and at first, she’s happy about it. But the family dynamic has shifted, she’s worried about her mother spending money she doesn’t hav ...more
Lexi dreams of being a fashion designer, gets dragged to the kiddie beauty pageants that her little sister competes in, and is secretly in love with a Logan, a guy who (inexplicably) also accompanies his beauty queen girlfriend to all her pageants. When Lexi overhears Logan telling a friend that she has a "great personality," she decides to glam herself up. When Lexi sees that pageants are bankrupting her family, she decide ...more
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Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Wisconsin before heading off to college at Syracuse University and making a career in the New York City book biz. Now a full-time writer, she is the author of The Lonely Hearts Club, Prom & Prejudice, Take a Bow, Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, Better Off Friends, and We Can Work it Out. She lives outside of M ...more