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One Tough Chick (Annabelle Unleashed #4)

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  222 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Annabelle has tamed the wild boys, mastered the social hierarchy of catty mean girls, and bugged out over her first school dance. But now it's time for the school talent show. Annabelle's been asked to be a judge. Which is perfect . . . until her friends accuse Annabelle of playing favorites because her boyfriend Oliver asked for special treatment. Can Annabelle remain an ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published January 22nd 2013 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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Jan 12, 2013 Chrissy rated it liked it
"You're one tough chick." he said, winking at me before running to his friends.

Disclaimer: At the time I agreed to review ONE TOUGH CHICK, I had no idea that this was fourth in a series. I have NOT read books one through three and I am reviewing this title as a stand-alone since I have no experience with the series.

I was sent an electronic galley copy of ONE TOUGH CHICK by Leslie Margolis for the purposes of providing a complete and honest review. I thought the cover art was adorable
Katie Fitzgerald
The Annabelle Unleashed series by Leslie Margolis began in 2008 with Boys are Dogs. Annabelle, a seventh grader, who has previously attended an all-girls school finds herself in a new co-ed school, surrounded by obnoxious boys. As she trains her dog, she realizes that the same behavior modification techniques also work on the boys at her school, and she uses this fact to help her and her new female friends get used to middle school. Girls Acting Catty (2009) and Everybody Bugs Out (2011) continu ...more
Laura Hughes
Jun 24, 2013 Laura Hughes rated it liked it
Shelves: girly-ya
I generally enjoy these books. They're sixth-grade chick lit, in interesting look into the heteronormative middle school social world I mostly sidestepped. They have a light touch and some funny internal narration, although the dialogue is sometimes stilted and unbelievable (especially Emma, who is becoming more and more The Brain from Arthur.)

This one picks up right where Everybody Bugs Out left off, with Annabelle and Oliver going on a date to IHOP. I like series that have enough continuity t
Ms. Yingling
Mar 25, 2013 Ms. Yingling rated it liked it
Annabel is back in this fourth book. This time, she tries out for the school talent show, but her dog Pepper goes crazy, so she doesn't get to be in it. The teachers take pity on her and ask her to be a student judge, which means that everyone who is in the talent show is trying to bribe her. Add to this her family life, which is still kind of weird now that her mother has remarried, regular difficulties with friends, and things are.... well, typically middle school. Her big concern, however, is ...more
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Nov 25, 2012 Paula Phillips rated it really liked it
After completing a book on puppy training with her dog Pepper, it seems that Annabelle has learnt that taming guys is almost the same thing and we see as Annabelle puts on her tough exterior and becomes nicknamed throughout the novel as "one tough chick". In this book without giving too much away we read as Annabelle gets her first boyfriend Oliver , and talent show fever has hit her school and Annabelle has been chosen to become a judge , but what will happen when the other contestants start to ...more
Dec 21, 2012 Shazzer rated it liked it
Another solid installment in Leslie Margolis' refreshing middle grade series about 11-year-old Annabelle. First she trained boys, now she's dating one! As a first relationship blossoms, Annabelle must juggle friends, boyfriend, a Mom who's acting strange, a step-dad with secrets and on top of everything else, being a judge for the middle school talent show. Margolis has a great ear for young dialog, and the plot and the characters are fresh and involving. The author certainly set herself up for ...more
Dec 10, 2014 Kaitlynn rated it it was amazing
It is an interesting and entertaining book. The main character is Annabelle and she learns to train her dog and then something more interesting. Her dog is named Pepper and her friends are named Emma and Rachel. Her boyfriend is named Oliver. Annabelle is a hard and tough girl and nothing can stand in her way or stop her. Her friends are suck-ups. It is a really good book and I believe you would be interested in this book if you are a tough and fun tween.
May 13, 2013 Pink rated it it was amazing
it is really good book. i cant belive that somebody can write a book so good. im doing a book report on it and i cant find out why the book is realistic fiction... i know that it has some parts real like a talent show but i cant understand why some parts cant be real any suggestions by the way its due tommorrow so if you could read this
Lisa Borchert
Feb 13, 2014 Lisa Borchert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book except...

I think that this was a good book except for the fact that there is sixth graders who already have boyfriends I gave it. a four only because of the boyfriend thing
Jul 07, 2013 Clea rated it really liked it
I liked this book a lot, though some scenes were written childlishly. For instance, when Annabelle (the main character) talks about her friend, Oliver, I think it's exaggerated. Overall though, the story had a good plot and a nice ending.
Hoover Public Library Kids and Teens
Fourth in the Annabelle Unleashed series. Sweet story about middle school boyfriend-girlfriend relationships. And the main character sets a great example for how to stay true to yourself, to make unbiased decisions despite pressure from friends.
This copy of the book doesn't sell in any stores. I only have the Annabelle unleashed series. But why are these books so good? Leslie Margolis is my favorite author, but she's seriously sooooooooooo gooooooooooooood.
Sarah Mae
Apr 19, 2013 Sarah Mae rated it really liked it
Part of a series but can be enjoyed as a standalone. 6th grader Annabelle struggles with balancing being a fair judge in the upcoming school talent show and not hurting the feelings of her friends and new boyfriend.
Kayla Whitehead
May 31, 2014 Kayla Whitehead rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I LOVE this book. this is amazing!!!!! it's so good of a book! I know you will love it just like I do!! :)
May 25, 2013 Tina rated it really liked it
Another positive book in this series about Annabelle doing her best to figure out middle school. Great springboard to discuss important character traits and realistic situations with my girlie.
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Leslie Margolis at a young age aspired to be a writer, and she had been successful at it through her books. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her family.
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