The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back
But what happens when you’re the ugly stepsister and your obnoxiously perfect—read pretty, smart, and, worst of all, sickeningly nice—stepsister is dating the charming, tall, devastatingly h ...more
“I sighed, because that's what unrequited love made you do. Sigh with self-pity.”
This was really cute. I never thought I could enjoy YA again but this book made a liar out of me. This a quick, light, and easy to read. Very funny. But very YA. Yup. Shocker, right?
The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back, as the title suggest is Cinderella flipped on its head because instead of Cinderella being the heroine, it's actually the ugly step sister who is. Mattie Lowe is your quintessential, manga-loving, sna ...more
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OMG Mattie obsession with Jake had me rolling my eyes constantly, I was seriously embarrassed for her. Girl get a life! You have major problems. The secondhand embarrassment in this book was also too much, I wanted to scream! I was face palming like crazy! The only thing good about this book was Ella, I really liked her. The rest is just ridiculous!
Mattie has two artists as parents--very self-involved parents. One tries ...more
This book is so much more than I expected. The characters are wonderful but definitely not perfect. Sometimes I thought they were jerks but they're so alive and multi-dimensional. I absolutely adore multi-dimensional characters. Aaaaa....dore. I loved everything about this book from the plot delivery to the beautiful and timeless concepts of self-acceptance and love. But most of all I was enchanted with Mattie. She just makes everything so interesting ...more
This book made me so happy. It reminded me so much of my reading experience with some of the other books I absolutely loved. Especially Fat Cat, Sean Griswold's Head and Flipped. If you're a fan of any of these books, you're bound to love The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back.
Mattie has been hopelessly in love with Jack Kingston since the age of 9. But before anything could happen between them he started dating her super nice, perfect stepsister Ella. Not like she believes that a guy like Jake w ...more
I want to keep this review short because I’m pretty sure this book killed few of my brain cells. I.FEEL.ABSOLUTELY.NOTHING. It’s like I read the book but I couldn’t connect with the characters even though the story line wasn't that bad. The main character, Mattie Lowe, was insecure, doubtful, with low self-esteem. And I’m sure that this was author’s intention of making her seem that way but personally I found it very annoying. Oh no, Jake loo ...more
Its protagonist Mattie is the ugly stepsister, or she thinks she is. Very insecure beside her beautiful, petite stepsister Ella, Mattie is steeped in her teenage angst.
• She loves the most desirable boy at school, but there is no way he could like her back.
• She is a talented manga artist but th ...more
Eighteen year old Mattie, with her fuscia streaked hair and non-prescription black-rimmed glasses (her crutch of sorts), is a defiant emo artist with with a long list of grievances against her perfect stepsister, Ella. Having never been kissed ...more
Firstly I love the main character - she is perfectly relate able, and I think a lot of girls feel they are in the same position as her, except perhaps without the flawless (step)sister, rich background and of course the pink hair! Mattie Lowe is amazing, and is now a heroine of mine.
The true colours of high school life are shown very clearly and realistically, which again is one ...more
She is in love with Jake, but why?? When our introduction to the guy is him getting mad and yelling at our heroine because she won't lie for him in detention, and them the very next day he is trying to get her to cheat for him on an assignment, I fell off of the "I love Jake" bandwagon. But wait, Mattie is in love with him despite all of these th ...more
THIS is what I call a good entertainer. Although I give some books 5 star rating, only very few move on to my 'favorites' shelf. And this book made it.
Sariah, you have got a die-hard fan from the minute I started this read. Thanks, 1000 times thanks for making this book so much fun. I JUST LOVED IT!!!
If there is some book this author is writing, just count me in! I am going to stalk her from now on..
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Don't let the cover fool you. Seriously. I admit to being skeptical about the book at first because of the cover and the Cinderella-inspired plot. But once I started reading it, I couldn't stop!
I just love how incredibly well written this book is. I liked that the story incorporated a few Cinderella elements into it without letting them take over. I also liked that the story tackled things that teenagers would normally experience: envy, self-doubt, first ...more
Almost as endearing as Mattie is her step-sister Elle. Both girls are strong, independent and creative but pursue different outlets for their talents. Importantly, however, both have their ...more
I really enjoyed The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back. It was full of humor and sometimes laugh out loud teenage drama. Although our main character Mattie had some extremely serious issues that she was dealing with the book was light hearted and a lot of fun. It was great watching her self confidence grow and so fun to see her and her sweet sister Ella become best of friends. I was cheering for our Hero of the story Jake to turn out to ...more
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My sister had a conversation that revolved around a book the other day. Here's how it went.
Sister: You should really read this book.
Me: I'm tired of fairytale retellings. That Alex Flinn Rapunzel retelling just about killed me.
Sister: Well, this isn't really a fairytale retelling and I think you'd find it interesting.
Me: Is it that good?
Sister: It's not good.
Me: Sister, you know my reading time is limited right now because of the most idiotic test known ...more
It's a perfect read for Disney fanatics and hormonal teenage girls. Sariah Wilson captures the ...more
At the outset, let me say that I really do not read that many “romance” stories. I suppose this is largely due to a couple factors—the first being that so often they seem to be the same story, regurgitated with new names; and the second being, I suppose, that I’ve long since outgrown them. But, I’ve been shaking it up a bit of late, reading some of this and some of that. ...more
The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back was een lekker licht en luchtig boek. Een boek waarin het hoofdpersonage voor de verandering niet zo schuchter of verlegen is. Nee, Mattie heeft geen enkel probleem met Jack precies te vertellen hoe ze over hem denkt. Ook al heeft ze moeite met ademen als hij in de buurt is, kan ze niet stoppen naar hem te kijken en hoeft hij maar zijn megawatt glimlach te gebruiken of ze zegt al ja en amen, ze is en blijft niet...more
This book fe ...more
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