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Some girls wear makeup to enhance their natural beauty.
Some wear it to make themselves look sexy and mature, in the hopes to attract the attention of a paramour.

Darcy wears hers as a mask, a deterrent, a tribute of sorts to the musical group who got her through her parents' messy divorce.

When she’s uprooted from her hometown in Detroit and plopped down into rural Georgia,
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Paperback, 298 pages
Published July 2013 (first published July 2012)
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Patricia Lynne
Mar 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First, I'd like to say I received a copy of this from the author for an honest review.

Usually, I am not a big fan of love triangles. They drive me nuts. The girl always seems to be leading the two boys around and never deciding on one. Oh, I love them both and can't stand to not have either in my life. Infuriating. That said, MB did an excellent job of making a love triangle that did not make me want to strangle Darcy. She was truly conflicted over which boy she liked: Chaz or Judd. Both had the
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Melissa Storm
Nov 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book took me by surprise. It was fun, smart, and vaguely reminiscent of the classic, Pride and Prejudice--with a few hilarious modern-day twists thrown in for fun, of course! I felt like I knew these characters. I wanted to strangle the rah-rahs and hang out with Jazz. Tonsil hockey with Judd wouldn't be the worst thing ever, either ;-)

If you're looking for a fun YA read that's familiar enough to feel like real life, but different enough to keep you turning those pages, give "Tears of a Cl
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Kristine
Apr 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really fun book. A high school girl moves to a small town in Georgia with her newly-married father. She happens to be someone who paints her face like a clown in homage to her favorite band. She's an outsider from the big city and has no way of fitting in and mostly doesn't want to. But on her first day of school she meets two boys, Chaz and Judd, one the preppy guy the other the bad boy. Both are well-known and they both appear attracted to the new girl, Darcy. Even though she suffers bullying ...more
Faye {Daydreaming_Star}
Oct 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is one that I am incredibly glad that I read. It was truly entertaining and interesting and one that I was simply truly invested in. I loved the characters and felt a small sadness when I realised I had finished the book and no longer had them around for company. I felt that the serious topics brought about in this book were all handled well, even with the humour that was spaced throughout the story. It is a read that I would easily recommend to other readers who love a good contempora ...more
Meredith
Mar 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A amazing and hilarious story. One wouldn't think that a Juggalette named Darcy would be highly relatable to, but MB has the gift of making all the characters believable, likeable, and has quite the streak of humor woven throughout. Read MB, not Twilight!

-From MB's #1 fan
Marilyn M
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Serious, funny, highs and lows. Great story! Loved it!
M.B. Mulhall
Jan 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite things I've written. I don't know if it's really as funny as I think, but it sure as hell cracks me up! :D
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