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Barbie World

(Baby Doll #2)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  411 ratings  ·  64 reviews
“One Night is all it took to change everything between Barbie and me. One night to potentially lose the girl of my dreams forever. How do I prove to her that she can trust me? That all I want to do is protect her carefully guarded heart. I need to prove to her that I want to be a part of her world. But how?”

Dylan lost Barbie once before, now he is determined more than ever
Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published August 14th 2013
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Heather Wood
May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Heidi Acosta has certainly created probably one of my favorite characters with Barbie. Although the sequel to Barbie Girl had its ups and downs, the novel was certainly driven by the damaged and intense Barbie. She is not a character easily forgotten.

The sequel centers less on Dylan and Barbie’s relationship and more on Barbie trying to delve into her past and make sense over the horrible things her mother put her and her brother through. Her journey felt real and there is no easy happily ever a
Ashley Ehlers

Originally posted on Paranormal Sisters http://www.paranormalsisters.blogspot...

*was provided with a copy from the author for an honest review*

Honestly, this one felt like a chore for me. I was supposed to write a review for it for the blog tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours but I just couldn't push myself to finish it in time. Okay, I could have but I didn't want to because this sequel was just bugging the hell out of me.

What I liked:

Pretty much the last part of the book where Barbie went looki
Kenechi Udogu
Jan 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Once I finished Barbie Girl, I didn’t blink as I rushed to buy Barbie World. I had high hopes, maybe a little too much, which is why this book left me feeling confused. I still (sort of) liked Barbie, Dylan, Third and Roxie but aaaaaaargh! That’s how I felt for most of the story. There was far too much teenage angst in this one for me to love it. Yes, Barbie had a tortured past, and I appreciate some of the decisions she made but, my goodness, I kept wanting to shake her and yell “make up your m ...more
Mandy Hall
Jan 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Like the story but all the spelling, punctuation, and grammar mistakes made me want to put the book down.
Hasn't come out yet, But I want want want...♥
Janelle Le Roy
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

Barbie world by Heidi Acosta, which is book two of A baby doll series, was a great read. The main theme of this book was that love conquers all and that no matter what, everything will be okay in the end. One of the ideas that the author wanted me to get from the book was that those who care for you will always be there. Also, to not go looking for someone else while the person you are looking for is right in front of you. The book compares well to the world I know. I know that people have paren
Dec 15, 2018 rated it liked it
We learn more about Barbie in this book. She had a lot happen to her in book one, and she dealt with some of the fallout in this book. I can't believe all that she went through. I'm glad her living situation got better in this book, even though the adjustment was hard for her. She learns more about herself, too. Also, I really saw how much the author grew in between book one and two. I'm excited to see what she'll do next!
Mandy Stump
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Barbie is a complicated girl. Her and Dylan belongs together but she kept fighting it. I also loved Kia's character in this book. To me he sounded like a perfect match for Barbie had she not being in love but he acted like meeting her guardians was a huge issue which put me off him. Also he didnt care about her friends just her. Loved the ending!
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good book so far.....
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
Okay, so I read the first book and absolutely loved it! I was so disappointed when I found out that the second book wasn't available to me yet... Then when I found it the other day I was ecstatic! Maybe it's because I had such high expectations, but I just didn't like this one as much as the first one.

I get that Barbie was trying to stay away from Dylan, but I felt like she was using Kai (I think she even admits to using him at some point) and that wasn't fair to him at all.
I did like the fact t
Isabel (Sab The Book Eater)
Also posted on Sab The Book Eater

Considering how much I enjoyed Barbie Girl, this book was a huge let down for me. Barbie Girl ended so well with a scene that hinted a happily ever after for Barbie and Dylan so I was really looking forward to this one. Unfortunately it turns out not much has changed between them. In fact, I think things got worst.

While I understand that Barbie living with Dylan's family put a hinge to their relationship or whatever it was they had going on, it still annoyed me t
Books,Chocolate and Lipgloss
Jul 13, 2013 rated it really liked it

* I received these books for exchange for my AWESOME review!!!

When I first received Barbie Girl, I was kinda iffy about the books-as the name Barbie Girl and Barbie World, just didn't seem like a type of book I would read, and lets face it , Im a cover snob, and the cover just didn't do it for me...but...Well.... Lets start with Barbie Girl!

Barbie! This bad-ass, don't give a shit teenage rebel, with pink highlights,and she was the schools' slut, druggie you name it she was it and she sure didn'
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, ebooks, won, own
Fan freaking tastic!!!

Check out my original review with music and video clip on: Reese's Reviews

Barbie World picks up almost immediately after Barbie Girl. Both books are mature YA with such tragic stories and great characters it's hard not to fall in love right away.

Barbie and Everett have now moved into Dylan’s family’s house. Everett has made the transition perfectly and everyone in the house loves him. Barbie? Not so much. The transition into the Knight family home is more difficult than she
Jan 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Wait. Is this it? No more feisty, pink-haired Barbie Starr? I’m a little bummed that Barbie World seems to mark the end of Barbie’s story. I loved her in the first book, and in the second I was still rooting for her to come out of all of this okay. It’s Summer vacation and Barbie is doing her required hour of therapy. She’s very reluctant, but then she gets a new doctor who actually makes some breakthroughs. Things are very awkward and strained with Dylan, since they’re living together and he’s ...more
Jessica (Stuck in Books)
I adored Barbie Girl, which had surprised me. I'd expected to like it, but I hadn't expected to be as drawn into the story as I was. So going into Barbie World, I was incredibly excited and expecting A LOT from this book. Sadly, I think this is one of those books that I expected too much out of.

The good news is that everything I loved about the first book was still here. Barbie's attitude was still in full effect, and the relationship is still more unconventional than what is usually thrown aro
Jennifer  Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl.

There are rarely times when I read a book and am glad I'm not the character - this was one of those times. As much as I love Barbie and Dylan, I wouldn't want to be in Barbie's shoes with everything she's facing. There's a tremendous amount of pressure on her, and I felt it, too. Things were so back and forth with Dylan and Barbie, which was frustrating to me because I could see it w
Jan 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
We pick up shortly where Barbie Girl ends. Barbie is now under the Guardianship of Dylan's parents. She's moving on with her life and trying to forget about Dylan, which is kind of hard since they live under the same roof. Dylan on the other hand is hell bent on winning Barbie back, regardless of the fact that he has a girlfriend.

I fell in love with these characters in Barbie Girl. I liked the rawness of Barbie and how she opened up Dylan's eyes as far as not always fitting in the mold when it c
Renae McKenzie
Jan 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was provided a ARC in exchange for an honest review in Xpresso Reads blog tour for Barbie World. To see my original post at Rolling with the Moments, click here.

Barbie World is the exciting, and much awaited, sequel to Barbie Girl taking place during the summer holidays after the heart-pounding end to the first novel. Barbie is trying to adjust to her new living arrangements and fighting the ever-present erg to grab hold of Dylan and never let him go. But she's been hurt and Dylan's clingy gir
Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
Barbie World picks up soon after Barbie Girl leaves off, with Barbie living with Dylan’s family and her trust shattered. As someone who has been forced to fend for herself Barbie is having a difficult time adjusting to her new living arrangements, and being so close to Dylan is making things far worse.

Barbie Girl was one of my most recommended books last year. I thought it was a rather unique contemporary that dealt with some hard hitting issues, showed that appearances are deceiving, and showed
Haley ~ YA-Aholic
Nov 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
I had been dying to get my hands on Barbie World ever since I found out there would be a sequel to Barbie Girl. Now that I have finally gotten my hands on it, and devoured it in one sitting, I am so ecstatic to report that Barbie World was just as heart breaking, and heart warming as book one.

Going into Barbie World I was a little cautious, I wasn't sure how things were going to play out. I was geniunly worried that Barbie World wasn't going to be as good as Barbie Girl (which I loved). Now wh
Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
Barbie World is a bit difficult for me to review. There are so many wonderful parts of the story but also so many parts that frustrated me. The bulk of the story follows Barbie as she tries to find peace and closure with her past. Barbie World is also told in the dual POV format. But being in both Barbie's and Dylan's heads this time around often disappointed me.

I love Barbie's character -- her love for her little brother, her big heart -- how she's willing to forgive those who hurt her the most
Feb 17, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars
~Copy provided for honest review~

Barbie Girl was such a tragically endearing, mature, YA read and I was so excited to get my hands on Barbie World. It picks up pretty quickly after the first book. Barbie and her little brother, Everett, have become wards of Barbie's ex-boyfriend Dylan's parents. They've moved in are trying to figure out how an autistic little boy and a teenage girl with a severely damaged reputation fit into a very PC family unit. Everett is making the transition fairly
I was ecstatic to participate in this tour. I absolutely ADORED Barbie Girl and I could not wait to find out what happened with Barbie(and Dylan!!), and I was not disappointed.

Barbie World continues shortly after Barbie & Everett have started living with the Knights. Barbie and Dylan are NOT together(boo!) and Barbie has been placed into counselling to try to cope with the issues in her life.

I adored Barbie in the first book, and I enjoyed her very much in the second book as well. She’s such
Sep 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Where to be fair, I expected more, but it felt like the story just kept going around in circles. Dylan was crazy in love with Barbie, who also loved him, but was struggling with everything. Her perceived guilt for her mother being in prison, her inability to care for her brother properly, her need to act out against anyone trying to help her, her need for for family and hence her bevy of bad decisions. Seriously, she's a mess. Perhaps my struggle with the book was my inability to rela ...more
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing

"B, you two are meant to be together, you are just too stubborn to see it. He is menat for you and you for him. You two, not being together, is like saying Romeo and Juliet should have never been in love"

"They shouldn't have, they killed themselves to be together!" I shout at him.

"Okay, bad example. Everything just seems right when you two are together. Plus it gives hope for guys like me that there might be a girl out there that can love me for me"

As always, Heidi created a th
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
This book was so..... I don't even know where to begin because I was frustrated and happy and sad all at once. Man Heidi what are you doing to me? Barbie is my girl through and through. She and her brother have had a rough time and her mother is one sick a$$ biatch! She has done some wrong things to Barbie and her brother and sometimes Barbie wants to run but she knows if she does nothing good will come from it because her brother needs her. Plus Barbie is heart broken over Dylan and wants nothi ...more
This story takes place right after Barbie Girl. Barbie and her little brother, Everett, live with the Knights. They aren’t abused anymore and loved by the Knights. But it doesn’t mean that this book isn’t as heartbreaking as its prequel.

I love reading from Barbie’s POV. Her feelings are so clear and real I can connect to most of her stories. In some part, I think her feeling is sadder and hurtful for her than when she’s abused by her mom, if it is possible. I also can understand how she craves
Jul 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
While the first book suffered a little from first novel syndrome, Barbie World comes out kicking right from the gate.
It picks up shortly after the first ended. Dylan had done what he felt was right, bringing Barbie’s problems under the notice of the authorities, and in doing so betrayed her trust. Stuck in a house where she feels even more like an outsider than ever before, all Barbie can do is bide her time and wait until she can take her little brother and get out. She may have been beaten, be
May 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
I absolutely adored Barbie. She had a heart of gold but tried so hard to hide her feelings and make out how tough she was just for those she loved because she thought they deserved better then her. Nothing could have been further from the truth. For so long Barbie believed any one that got close to her got hurt so she continuely tried pushing those that tried to get close to her away. Dylan being one of them.
Poor Dylan, he loved Barbie for so long and I thought that was a beautiful thing but he
Maryam Dinzly
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Anyway, this book is the second (and not the last, as I've just found out) instalment in the Baby Doll series. Firstly, I lovelovelove Barbie Starr. She is just so strong, so messed up and so insecure. HAHA I know those don't sound like good characteristics, but it's what made me fall in love with her. Her insecurities, the way she never thought she dese
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