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Barbie Girl

(Baby Doll #1)

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3.9  ·  Rating details ·  1,106 Ratings  ·  161 Reviews
The only thing that 17 year old Barbie Starr wants to do is graduate high school so she and her little brother, Everett, can get out of Alabama. She doesn’t care about the rumors that are spread around about her like wild fire. Rumors are nothing new to her. Sure, maybe she could change her reputation, but why bother. She is leaving Alabama as soon as she can. That is, if ...more
ebook, 191 pages
Published November 3rd 2012 by Smashwords Edition (first published November 1st 2012)
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Jenny Levine
Nov 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
That ending!!!! ARGGGGGHHHH



MOTHER OF ALL CLIFFHANGERS!!!!

I enjoyed it though. It was quite good.
But damn! I still have to wait for the 2nd book.~le sigh~

3.5 STARS!
Haley ~ YA-Aholic
Nov 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
“I want nothing more than to drown in her”

Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta was a totally different read, it was a contemporary romance, but none like I've ever read! You always read romances about the guy that’s a player ending up with the nerdy girl, well what if it was a nerdy boy, and what if the girl was the school slut? (although she really isn't) This was a great read, not only was the romance unique, but our main character Barbie, was nothing but unforgettable.

I’m going to go ahead and just
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Ali
Jan 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Barbie Girl has the potential to be a great YA read, if not for a few minor flaws and one fairly big one. I'll get to that; first, let me tell you all the things that are right about this book.

Barbie is a damaged girl from a broken home. Not damaged in the way everyone thinks; she wears a tough skin, flirts and teases to get what she needs, and doesn't let anyone give her any crap for it. Everyone thinks she is nothing more than drugged out crazy slut. Though she doesn't argue with them, she is
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Jillyn
Dec 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: blog, ebook
Barbie is trashy. Her mom works at a strip club, and the whole school thinks that she's a whore. She lets them think it's true, because all she really cares about is getting her little brother away from her mom and out of town. It's for him that she suffers through school and her small Alabama town. Dylan is a nerd who wants nothing more than to be with Katie. So, he makes a deal with the blonde devil herself. She'll help him snag the girl, if he helps tutor her. Only, things don't necessarily g ...more
Kaitlin
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The title of this book is Barbie Girl. The cover has a bit of a light feel with the “OMG” and font style. Don’t let that fool you, though. The inside is much darker that you might expect—or at least more than I expected.

The title and name of the characters fit well with the themes of the book. It was about being placed into a certain “box.” Each character was a certain type, or stereotype, and therefore misunderstood because others failed to see past appearances and rumors.

This was especially
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Ashley
Feb 19, 2016 rated it did not like it
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Ali
Thank you Heidi Acosta for posting your Smashwords code in ♥Teen Romance♥!

Synopsis:
Dylan wants Katie. Katie wants Tyler. Barbie just wants to leave.

With Barbie's failing grade in math and Dylan known as a math whiz, of course she'd go to him. But Barbie, the rumored slut, is using one card she can. She can get Katie to notice him. Dylan agrees, tentatively, and Third, his best friend, is all for.
Slowly, but surely, Dylan is finally being noticed by Katie. But is Barbie okay with that and even
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Muse-ic ♬
Jun 23, 2015 rated it did not like it
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Dunja *a chain reader*
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all who love YA
What was good:

The elements of surprise: When I saw this book on Smashwords I really did not know what to expect. I was drawn by the summary, but then again it would not be a first time that behind great summary is something unreadable. But in this case the story lives up to my expectation. Another surprise factor was definitely a name of the main character - Barbie. My first association was Barbie doll: blond, pretty, plastic. Again I was wrong. Barbie is now very high on my top ten list of stro
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Nanette Bradford
Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta

Reviewed by Nanette Bradford
YATR Review Panel

Date read: 14 November 2012





I'm really enjoying barbie and Dylan's stories. This book wasn't what i thought it would be at all. Yeah ok so i thought "Barbie Girl", this is going to be

another hot stuck up girl who wants to be popular and hurt everyone along the way. OMG! I was soooo wrong. This book is nothing like that at all.



Barbie might look like the typical Barbie Doll but she does not act like one at all. She is just a c
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Emily
Barbie Starr is the girl you love to hate, she is beautiful with a body that could make a sidewalk melt. She is popular, not for the reasons you would think tough, she is talked about and the rumors swirling around about the promiscuous druggie are scandalous enough everyone wants a piece of her. The problem most of the rumors are untrue, heck Barbie made up several of those herself.

Barbie just wants to graduate, she will acknowledge she is a horrible student, but once she has that degree in her
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Cheyenne
Dec 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Kat (Kindred Dreamheart)
Jan 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, e-reader
“You think you have everything figured out, that everyone has their place, that it is black and white, you fail to see the gray in-between.”

Barbie Girl is a novel that will have you rethinking your own preconceptions and dismissing, if not, analyzing rumors before you take them at face value. Hopefully it’ll also open your eyes up to second chances and second impressions of everyone around you.

Barbie Girl tells the story of what happens when a geeky guy makes a deal with a girl with a bad reputa
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Angie
Dec 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Barbie Girl is a different kind of YA Contemporary Romance, and it's one that I absolutely adored! This story puts a twist on the typical nerd gets the popular girl plot. We have Dylan who tries to remain under the radar after years of being stuff into lockers, Barbie who has a reputation of being the school slut, and Katie, the typical good girl who's loved by the whole school. Dylan wants Katie, but she has no idea he exists, until Barbie steps in to help him in exchange for some math tutoring ...more
Nuzaifa - Word Contessa
Heidi Acosta's Barbie Girl reminds me of Cindy C Bennett's Heart On A Chain & Geek Girl-Don't ask me why,it just does.I loved both Heart on a Chain & Geek Girl so I mean this in a good way.If you've read either book & enjoyed it you have to read Barbie Girl.

I gotta admit that when I stumbled across Barbie Girl I was a little bit wary-maybe it's the cover or the word "Barbie" in the title name?
But Barbie Girl was quite a surprise,definitely not the fluffy read that I expected!
The prot
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Barbie Girl is one of those reads that sneaks up on you and you can't put it down until you have finished reading it. The book cover is a little deceiving and I think that people will not want to read it because of the cover but once you get passed that cover the gem that is written inside is totally epic! When I started reading it I thought hey this is a different story because the roles were a little reversed as to people were calling the main character a slut and she just took it like nothing ...more
Michelle
I cannot even tell you how excited I am that this book is going to be a series. I had no idea going in just how much I would absolutely love this book! Barbie Girl is going to me on my top books of 2013 list. I can already tell. This book evoked strong emotions in me, made me completely fall in love with the characters and had me wanting to clear my whole schedule just so I could drop everything and keep reading.

Barbie is one of those rare characters that you don't just connect with, you don't
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Momma
Jul 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, ya
I love Barbie. Might as well get that out of the way ahead of time. From her pink streaked hair, to her over the top personality. She puts herself out there not caring what anyone else thinks. Although she definitely has reasons behind the way she acts, it's refreshing to see her strong personality. Barbie Girl is not your typical teenage romance fluff. Acosta deals with some deeper subjects and really gives thought to Barbie's personality and reasons behind it. Barbie comes from a damaged and b ...more
Amara
May 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: na-ya
Eh, I am having a hard time rating this book.

Minus one star for a total lack of editing. Not just grammar and punctuation, but whole words were missing from sentences. Also, it read like a Russian wrote it, is the author against contractions? I will write my review this way. Feel free to check out my highlights for just a snippet of the editing mistakes. Note to formatters and authors: If you are going to use dual POVs, please make a note as to which POV were are currently reading. I hate havin
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Ottilie
Sep 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
What is stronger, the appearance with the rumors or taking the time to listen to ones' story? Barbie Star, short skirts, fish net stockings with low cut shirts and the rumor is that she gets around. Yet she is failing Math and Dylan the nice kids with good grades is in her eyesight for a tutor. The two strike a deal that will have everyone turning heads.

Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta is a roller coaster that will have the readers turning pages. Barbie will have the readers seeing a strong girl who
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Trisha
Nov 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I absolutely loved this story! Barbie is such a unique and real character. Third kept the humor around and Dylan...our confused nerd turned hot stud (thanks to Barbie). This story was so well done that it is an emotional roller coaster as you swim through Barbie & Dylan's very different lives. They are each finding themselves and finding each other and seeing how they fit together.

I can't wait to read book 2!!!
M. Jones
May 02, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ya
DNF

This book is horribly edited and sloppily written.

It has a pretty cover, but it is a terrible read. I wouldn't recommend it.
Hari ~Brekker-Maresh~
A story that's been told and retold (badly) so many times that it doesn't even stand out. Boring, pointless, kind of stupid.

Two stars cuz the ending was OKAY.
France
Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
well it started of slow but got better, the second one was definetly better!
Sissy
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A complicated love story triangle

Who does Dylan really want? The ever so perfect, nice girl Kate?
Or Barbie, aa girl who is not perfect but doesn't pretend she is?
A roller coaster ride of emotions, as Dylan realizes His dream to be with ms. perfect isn't as perfect as he thought it would be.
Why does he think of Barbie when kissing Kate?
Isabel (Sab The Book Eater)
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
This review and more at Sab The Book Eater

I have mixed emotions about this book. I wanted to like so more than I do now but there were a few things (more like one big thing) that didn't quite click for me.

Do know that while I exhaust a very long paragraph for the sake of hating on one character, that doesn't mean I didn't like the book.........

My biggest concern was... *drum roll* Dylan. Usually I would like the love interest more than the protagonist because he's so very swoon worthy and all bu
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Mandy Stump
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dang

This book was fantastic. Barbie had so much to go through. Dylan is a jerk in many ways. Hate Katie!!! Reading the next one.
Lisseth (Read-a-holicZ)
**ORIGINALLY ON READ-A-HOLICZ, HERE!**

"Oh. My. God! This book ensnared me with it's likable, witty, funny, and REAL Characters. With a Story that leaves you raw. But most of all it broke me down and made me cry & feel. It's what a YA Contemporary book is all about :)"


What can i say besides AMAZING. Seriously this book was completely different from what I read and yet it managed to keep me hooked. The book is in the POV of Barbie and Dylan, which i always love in a YA Contemporary. One of the
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Hailey
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rated-pg-13
Love The Book
Jessica (Stuck in Books)
Nov 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars

Okay, let's cut to the chase. I loved this book. It was a really great contemporary that takes some aspects of a contemp story that we consider "normal" and twists them a bit. Instead of a bad boy who's actually good, we have a girl. Instead of a perfect, swoon-worthy boy, we havea nerd. And instead of having a clean-cut, predictable story, we have something that I DID NOT see coming.

So, yeah. I love this book.

My one, little complaint would be that some of the transitions
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I was born on Long Island, New York. I moved around a lot when I was younger, I lived in New York, Arizona, New York (again), Washington, Georgia, and Florida, and now I’m back in New York. Each place has offered me something special.
I started writing as soon as I could spell. When I was three, yes three, my mother gave me a copy of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods; this became
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“She is the ocean crashing into me, tossing me, drowning me.” 9 likes
“I am dying. Every part of me is shattering; falling to the floor, a hole in my chest is ripped wide open for the world to see. The earth is set into motion again spinning faster than before, nothing makes sense, but everything makes sense.

Heidi Acosta. Barbie Girl (Kindle Locations 3335-3336).”
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