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Changing My Wardrobe

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  331 Ratings  ·  90 Reviews
Changing My Wardrobe is a tragic high school drama about starting over, fitting in, and discovering the truth about what really matters. It's a story about friendship, first love, and soul-crushing loss. It's a story about a person's choices, good and bad, and the unexpected and far-reaching consequences of those choices.

Lindsey’s first day of high school is her big chance
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Published May 2011
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Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi/James
First I want to thank Deb Hanrahan for sending me the whole book. Without you, I wouldn't be able to read it. So thank you again.

Now, about book. Honestly at first I thought I'm gonna be so disappointed in this book. People don't get me wrong, but I'm sick and tired of people full of prejudices in every book. You know, things like if I'm beautiful I can only be friend with beautiful people. Every time I read book when you have those people I want to yell "GET OVER YOURSELF". But then I do under
Scarlett Janeway-keck
Spoilers possible. I guess I should of kept the description words in mind but I did not think it be that tragic and of course soul-crushing. So I should not be surprised or as upset about the ending after reading that but I am.
That was ******* depressing and the worst ending to a book ever I don't read books for to end on a freaking sad note of someone dying. I know that it happens a lot gun violence runs rampant in the world. Just look at what happened at Sandy Hook and how people like the NRA
Review originally posted at Doodle's Book Blog

I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading Changing My Wardrobe. Deb Hanrahan created a very realistic story that depicts what can happen with the constant verbal onslaught of negative comments towards another.

It's the night before Lindsey's first day of high school and she wants this year to be different from her experience in junior high. She invites Teeny over to pick out an outfit that will help change her image. Even though she is unco
Sep 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, so let me first begin by saying that this is one of those books that you should never judge by the cover because if you do you will end up missing an amazing story. I was asked by the author to read and review Changing My Wardrobe and was sent a print copy of the book in the mail but was somewhat skeptical by the cover. No, it is not a bad cover choice just not something I would pick up off the book store shelf but I loved the synopsis of the book and read it. Let me tell you I am very hap ...more
Aug 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who's been to school
First and foremost, I really enjoyed this book. I wasn’t very sure what to expect when I purchased it from Amazon, because YA is not my usual read and I didn’t know if the subject of modern-day American high school would have any relevance to my completely different upbringing in China, a country vastly different in almost everything, especially the education system.

To my pleasant surprise, I found Deb Hanrahan’s book an easy fast read and had me thoroughly entertained throughout, except at the
May 09, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Changing my Wardrobe tackles a harsh subject. Bullying is a major problem for a lot of teens and it was great to read a book on this topic.

I do have to say that I liked Lindsey's friends more than Lindsey for most of the book. I wanted to like Lindsey but she treated Jocelyn poorly. Her thoughts and actions did not show Lindsey in a good light. At times, the dialogue between the characters felt flat. Teeny stole the spotlight from Lindsey on many occasions. I almost think the story would have be
A. Powers
Jan 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Fast paced and easy to read, but the end felt too forced and way too rushed, even for the already fast pace.
Book Whales
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted @ Book Whales

‘As my iPod played “Cosmic Love” by Florence + the Machine, the growing pile of clothes on my bedroom floor made me anxious. I stood in front of my full-length mirror, trying on the last outfit that I owned. My closet was empty, and I still had nothing to wear for my first day of high school. The sun was setting, and I was running out of time.’

Alright, I’m going to start of with a little litany about myself when I started reading this book. At first, I actually loo
Sabrina Hussain
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I rated this book 5 stars because....... 😮😮😮😮Just wow Deb you truly are an amazing author i hope to be one one day all i can say is i got this book for free and i cannot recommend this enough the storyline is just amazing and Deb you Need to make the second book I am begging you please, anyone reading this review make sure you get the book, if you don't you are missing out on a lot☺
Shannon Nicholson
Good book

Needed to be expanded on. The story would be better if it had more information in each chapter to explain things more
Aug 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I seem to be more and more compelled to write reviews on YA books that are brave enough to tackle "hush, hush" topics. Deb Hanrahan steps up to the plate in Changing My Wardrobe and tackles one giant of a topic in today's society, bullying. There are many forms of bullying and most people attribute the term to the physical form done by the stereotypical cliques. The kid being shoved into the locker, the toilet swirls, or the popular uneven fist fight. But today, more and more bullying is done ve ...more
Apr 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First let me start off by saying I'm so happy I decided to join this blog tour. This book was so good and very eye opening. Having a child in school it always makes me worry about bullies and bullying, even if the school has a zero tolerance policy you just never know what is happening or what can happen because no one wants to tell on anyone else. Nobody wants to be the rat, but sometimes you have to, no matter what can happen.

We meet Lindsey, Grouper and Teeny who are three best friends getti
Katelyn (Tales of Books and Bands)
I knew before reading this book that it would be something that I wanted to share with my younger sisters. Even though I had a few issues with this book, for the most part, the main story line was great and something that needs to be covered more in YA books.

First I will start off with what I didn’t like about this book, the main character and the dialogue between the characters. As much as I had in common with the main character Lindsey, I found her extremely hard to connect with. I was part of
Rute Canhoto
Apr 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Li este livro a 21 de Abril de 2012. Gostei tanto, que lhe dou 5 estrelas.
Nesta história é-nos apresentada Lindsey, uma rapariga que tenciona mudar de vida ao entrar no liceu. Farta de ser invisível e/ ou gozada pelos colegas, renova o seu guarda-roupa; os resultados saltam à vista logo no primeiro dia de aulas. Quem de nós não ansiou por uma oportunidade destas na escola?
Agradaram-me os temas tratados, nomeadamente o bullying; os jovens podem ser deveras cruéis uns para os outros.
Darian Wilk
Oct 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Changing My Wardrobe is about a freshman, Lindsey, who desperately wants a fresh start entering high school. With her friends Grouper and Teeny by her side, she musters a bit of courage and hopes to forget her tormentor, Avery, and breathe some life into her life. For a time, it seems things might turn around. Lindsey meets a boy that changes her life, Teeny makes the cheer team, and Grouper makes the swim team and finds love. But after an incident at the mall, Avery’s vengeance switches focus f ...more
May 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog-tours
I was really surprised by Changing My Wardrobe, and I mean that in a good way. I read the blurb for the book and thought it looked very interesting, but then I wasn't sure, because I don't usually read too many sad stories. However, the importance of the message in the blurb was one that I couldn't pass by. When I first started reading the book, I thought well this is going to be a good book for tweens and teens - young girl starting her first year of high school, wants to change her image becau ...more
Jun 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I must start off by saying that this book is haunting. It left me thinking about it still, for hours and days after reading it. I am going to try to do my best here without spoiling anything for anyone.

Lindsey has always been a nerd and when she is about to start her first day of high school, she is looking for a change. She seeks the advice of her BFF, Teeny to help. Teeny is more than willing to help Lindsey finally break free of Avery and her minions. Avery has made Lindsey’s junior high year
May 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Read more of my reviews at Nick's Book Blog

Because I don't want to spoil things for future readers, I will be very short in my review. There was something about the premise of Changing My Wardrobe that had me wanting to read the book. I went into the book without any expectations and in turn ended up being shell-shocked.

I was so astounded by the events that occurred in the book that it took me some while to gather my thoughts. The book really got me thinking about the whole issue of bullying. Fr
Latoya Thomas
May 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

First I want to say that I absolutely loved this story. I think everyone should read this book whether you have young kids, old kids or no kids. I also believe everyone knows a Lindsey or an Avery or was one or the other themselves. Bullying is so big in children nowadays, having books like this available to children is a great deal. It's like an outsider looking in and understanding the different aspects of bullying and how and why some people become bullies.

This story touched me because it som
May 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Changing My Wardrobe by Deb Hanrahan

This is Deb Hanrahan first novel, I enjoyed her writing, and the plot was great, loved the characters and never once put the book down. This is a tragic story and one I would say ever high school youth should read. Deb Hanrahan has written a story of a young woman who just wanted to fit in and make her high school years better then what she dealt with in middle school.

We meet Lindsey who is a smart young woman, who maybe in middle school didn’t have the best f
Nov 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
I love people who are so in your face that they don't mind tackling the "hush hush". And Ms Hanrahan tackled finding yourself & bullying in this book, with panache. I don't want to give anything away, but you will find yourself (as an adult) questioning the relationships in your childrens (neice's/nephew's/friends) lives.

I don't want to give away anything of the story, but that makes it really hard to write the review.

Lindsey (the kid that every parent wishes they had; intelligent, kind an
Ruth Hill
May 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
I had fully planned on giving this a 4-star rating since this appeared to be the typical young adult novel. It dealt with topics such as cyber-bullying, drug use, young love, and friendship. I was certain that I knew how everything would end, and this would be a book to which I could give a typical YA review, and all would be well. It even followed the typical formula by being told from the first person perspective.

I have to admit that I am still reeling from the ending. I am not giving any spoi
R.P. Dahlke
Nov 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this is an incredibly well written YA and something that should get an award somewhere! I'm not a teenager, but I loved the characters and the message of how terribly important it is to understand when a teenager is suffering. It should be part of a YA discussion group. For anyone who has ever been bullied, this story rings true on every level and will charm the reader with wry wit and humor.
Though Lindsey prefers good grades over fashion, her friend Teeny helps her step into the troublesome ne
Changing My Wardrobe is a cute contemporary novel that deals with the tough phases of growing up and gives you some great tips of how to handle bullies.

The book is very enjoyable, not something I would normally go for but nevertheless, a great read. Lindsey, the main character, tries very hard to stand up to bullies. She has her best friend, Teeny, to stand up for her most of the time but when life gets too hard for teeny, it begins to show. Things start to look up when Lindsey meets the gorgeou
Danica Page (One Page at a Time)
5 stars out of 5.

This book is powerfully written, and beautifully captures what life is like as a teenager. Everybody has their Avery (their tormentor), Marcos (the boy they're hopelessly in love with), and Teeny (the best friend they wish they could be).

This book touches upon how many people feel while starting high school. This book poignantly deals with loss and dealing with that loss.

A beautiful book that kept me entertaine and also had the great honor of coming up with an ending that I didn
Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book through Goodreads First Reads. As you can see from my rating I felt that this was an excellent book...
A sad reminder of the pain that so many kids go through everyday due to bullies... but, as we are told so many times, "They are just kids." or "They will grow up and get passed this." I hope someday our country wakes up to the fact that there is not such thing as "just kids" and realize that pain is pain. As an early childhood teacher I see the pain that kids inflict on one anoth
Dora Okeyo
Whoever said High School never ends was right if you read this book. I got it free on Amazon courtesy of FreeBooksy.
It starts off with Teeny- Lindsey's friend urging her to change her wardrobe so she doesn't come off as a nerd in the new school- and things look up for Lindsey when she meets Marco- and falls in love with him. He's a great boyfriend and all- but like most high schools- there's the bully and in this book she's Avery and her boyfriend Cal. When they pull pranks and frame Teeny for p
Jun 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. By the end of this story, I shed a few tears, and I have not done that in a while. Hanrahan's writing is just so well done; from the first page we are in Lindsey's life, and we see her efforts of trying to get a new start as she enters her first year of high school, by picking an outfit she would have not worn before in school. This reminded me of myself trying to pick a good enough outfit for the first day of high school. I think in some ways this story can be seen as relatable to others, ...more
Apr 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lindsey is a likable freshman who I think a lot of girls could relate to. Lindsey has a great friendship with Teeny. But is it strong enough to overcome betrayal? I think that things have changed a bit since I went to High School and I think this story gave me a good perspective as a parent. I totally would read this strikingly tragic story. I would have some tissue near. I do not normally cry but I did shed some tears with this story. My heart broke a little tonight.Changing Wardrobe is a compe ...more
P.A. Warren
Mar 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book.It was well written,It reminded me of high school to be honest.These issues are real and are coming to light more often.I will say at the end I felt the author had already ended the book and then surprised me.I thought all issues were resolved and I turn to the next chapter and was blown away.I personally feel the book could have ended without this ending and still be a good book..the ending was not needed.Sure you don't need happy endings all the time but when ...more
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