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How To Rock Braces and Glasses (How to Rock #1)

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In the story, an eighth-grade Queen Bee, after finding herself dropped into Loserland, realizes that it’s time to reap the bad karma she’s sown.
Gorgeous, uber-harsh, and uber-stylish, Kacey Simon is the undisputed social dictator of Marquette Middle School. That is, until an eye infection and a visit to the dentist leave her with coke-bottle glasses, a mouth full of metal,
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Published 2011 by Poppy
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Jewels Faulkner
Dec 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I was at the bookstore trying to pick out what to read next, i stumbled upon the amazing teen-clique book. It caught my attention because of the title. Both of which I have:). Since this is not w typical book for me I was very pleasantly surprised by the realness of this book. How to Rock Braces and Glasses is extremely dry humored, and a must read. Especially, if you have both glasses and braces:).
Jewelz
Jun 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Since this IS an ARC I can't really use the summary on the back of the book because they may change it for the original! And Goodreads doesn't really give you much to get to know the book from. I'm going to TRY to summarize this for you better. BUT I am terrible at it. So... brace yourself.

Kacey Simon is one popular, snobbish, amazingly pretty girl that all of us girls would KILL to be. She's also sometimes a little TO honest. Suddenly, all of that changes when she gets an eye infection and has
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Angela
Apr 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Kacey Simon is one of the most popular girls in school, until she's in glasses, braces, and a lisp. Her friends dump her and she's left to find her way back up. But is popularity everything? And as a journalist, is the truth always better?

The truth may hurt, but it was always better to know. Always.

Kacey is a "journalist" and does her weekly segment of Simon Says, where she gives advice. However, her advice isn't the nice, helpful advice people need. It's mean and as a result, some are scared of
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Amanda
Oct 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Middle School Chick Lit Fans
Recommended to Amanda by: ARC from publisher
I received this as an ARC at ALA and was excited to read it because it appeared geared to MS girls. The story is a mean-girl gets a dose of her own medicine and becomes a better person story and I just read it will also be a (or is currently) a new sitcom on Nick.

**Spoilers below***

There are several things about the novel that don't ring true to me and I feel it would have been better if the novel had been set in a high school. The middle school has a full blown TV station, newspaper and produc
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Ms. Yingling
Kacey is not only popular, she is mean. She is a presenter on the school television broadcast every morning, giving advice, which is almost always snarky. She cares a lot about what she wears, and just got a new pair of violet colored contact lenses. When she forgets to use eyedrops with them, they cause an eye infection. She is fitted with a pair of heavy, tortoiseshell eyeglasses. A little while later, she gets heavy duty braces which result in a lisp. The understudy for her starring role in t ...more
Bookish Jen
Apr 08, 2014 rated it did not like it
Middle school. It sucked, didn’t it? And for Kacey Simon, head Queen Bee at Marquette Middle School, middle school is about to suck big time.

In Meg Haston’s How to Rock Braces and Glasses, Kacey Simon and her coterie of mean girls rule the halls of Marquette. However, it is Kacey who is the Alpha and she won’t let you forget it. She’s got the lead in Marquette’s production of “Guys and Dolls” where her co-star is the school hottie, Quinn. She’s a budding journalist and has her own show at her sc
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The Rusty Key
Reviewed by Rusty Key Writer: Becca Worthington

Recommended for: Girls, ages 9-12

One Word Summary: Off-Key

The entire time I was reading How to Rock Braces and Glasses, I couldn’t help thinking that it would make a much better movie than a book. After all, a gimmicky and formulaic plot with cookie-cutter stereotypical characters tends to reek of Hollywood, and not always in a bad way. So it came as very little surprise to discover after finishing the book that it is being launched and marketed alo
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Angel
Nov 08, 2011 rated it liked it
Release Date: September 5, 2011
Publisher: Poppy
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover
Source: ARC won from Karen @ For What It's Worth
Gorgeous, uber-harsh, and uber-stylish, Kacey Simon is the undisputed social dictator of Marquette Middle School. That is, until an eye infection and a visit to the dentist leave her with coke-bottle glasses, a mouth full of metal, and... a littttthsp! Dissed and dismissed by her popular friends, Kacey is forced to hang out with a boy who wears skinny je
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A.Foulds
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Well, I did not expect to be rating this book 4.5 stars but I'm going against my better judgment and saying: Yes, OK, I'll admit. This book was pretty good.
But I'm not saying it was perfect, there were a few things in this book that screamed "TWO STAR REVIEW!!" Including, but not limited to: The extreme contrasting mental and chronological ages of the damned characters. Seriously, when I first started the book I was certain these kids were 16 years old, but NO! They were only just coming out of
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Soarin Soraya
Mar 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
A mouthful of a title, pun intended, but a fabulous book. Most of us have gone through embarrassing moments in our school lives where we ended up at the bottom of the food chain, tormented for the very things that would make our teeth straight and protected walls from our bumbling. So, as one who had to deal with both of these things, I found it satisfying that Kacey had to go through the trials, especially as she was originally a Queen Bee and a rather blunt, sometimes harsh, one at that!
Of
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Melissa
Jun 13, 2012 rated it liked it
So many of the books that I read have been recommended to me by friends, or other bloggers, or I've seen reviews of the books on other blogs, or on Goodreads. But this one I saw on the library's recently ordered page, and I loved the title, so I put it on hold immediately.

It's definitely a younger YA title, since the characters are in Grade 7. Kacey Simon is the most popular girl in her middle school, until an eye infection results in her getting glasses and a chipped molar results in her dentis
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Sara
Dec 06, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult, ebook
One of the most horrible, unsympathetic narrators I've ever encountered. (I think maybe I only finished this because I kept hoping something awful would happen to her.) The supporting characters aren't much better, either.

I should note that I didn't actually read this, I listened to the audiobook, and I think that the reader's voice made everything more annoying than it would have otherwise been. However, I'm pretty sure that I would've hated it anyway.

Also. ALSO. No self-respecting record sto
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Milana Waller
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites-x1f49e
This book it too awesome. Stop reading the stupid reveiw. Your wasting time that you could be reading this book. If you are still reading this STOP. NOW. Go buy the book and read it. Oh my gosh stop reading this youre wasting you time
Ariel
May 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
‘How to Rock- Braces and Glasses’
‘How to Rock- Braces and Glasses’ by Meg Haston 324pages long. The novel is based a young adult, who is on top of the popular charts to hit rock bottom. To meet some rockin’ people at the bottom, joining the ‘Gravity’ and to help out a true friend; Kacey Simon finds out the truth of her ex-friends, but to slam out with her friends. As Kacey going through getting braces and glasses can suck at times. But, through those glasses you can see who are your friends and
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Gabriella
I liked this book because it really makes you look at the "mean girl" from a different perspective... hers! It is very frustrating at times but everything work out at the end , well almost everything, guess I'll have to read the next book to see if Kacey ends up with Znader or Quinn.
Ps: #teamzander #gorockeremo
Desiree Pekar
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. The beginning was a little rocky because I absolutely hated the protagonist at the time, but as it went on it got pretty interesting. However there was a point where it got a little boring before it reached the final falling action. Overall it was a really good read and I am definitely getting the sequel!
Isabella Thacker
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If like reading books with drama in them, then you will like this book. I loved it. I cant wait to read the second book in the series.
Kiara D-M
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017, owned
*4.5
Aida P.
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A very good book that tells the struggles of having to claw your way to the top of the Middle School totem pole. Funny and cool.
H. C.
Jun 04, 2017 rated it liked it

It was more drama and a little more romance than I expected...
Chloe Low
Kacey Simon is the social queen of Marquette Middle School. She has her own broadcasting segment where she gives advice, and the leading role in the school play with her crush. Until she tumbles down the social ladder from an accident that gives her braces, oversized glasses, and a lisp. But things couldn’t get any worse -- her popular friends avoid her, and now she has to hang out with her nerdy neighbor and a band member, and find a way to regain her popularity once again.

I’ve got a bone to pi
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Sophia
Jun 15, 2017 rated it liked it
The main character is way too overreactive for me. Did not enjoy her personality.
Ro Prufrock
"What did you think?", Goodreads asks me, so I'll tell you what I mostly thought while reading: "Nope, nope, nope." That's it, basically.
Ok, it got a little better at the end and I almost granted it two stars (which would be quite good, considering my high amount of nope-ing), but then, it's just too...nope.

One reason for my reaction could, of course, be, that I'm simply not that much into 13-year-old-girl-finds-true-love-novels anymore. I cannot deny that there still are some books of this kind
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Becca
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
HOW TO ROCK BRACES AND GLASSES
By Meg Haston

(as posted on The Rusty Key)

Recommended for: Girls, ages 9-12

One Word Summary: Off-Key

The entire time I was reading HOW TO ROCK BRACES AND GLASSES, I couldn’t help thinking that it would make a much better movie than a book. After all, a gimmicky and formulaic plot with cookie-cutter stereotypical characters tends to reek of Hollywood, and not always in a bad way. So it came as very little surprise to discover after finishing the book that it is being
...more
JennRenee
Jun 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2013

he cover is what really caught my attention. I love the cover, it is so much fun, so bright and doodley. I figured it must be a fun book. I picked up the audio and gave it a go. It was a very fun book. I love the character, she is such a typical teenager going through all the emotions and insecurities that we all seem to go though at 13 years. I loved the story, and the writing was awesome, I was laughing from start to finish.




Kacey is the typical 13 year old who happens to be very popular. She i
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Katie Fitzgerald
Kacey Simon, the protagonist in Meg Haston’s How to Rock Braces and Glasses, is the queen bee of her social group, and of her entire middle school. As the host of her own television show on her school’s network, she gives harsh, to the point advice to her classmates on everything from fashion to dating, which makes her the most famous - and possibly the most hated - person in her class. Kacey’s reputation takes a hit, though. when she develops an eye infection and learns she must wear glasses. T ...more
Spark740
Mar 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
I'm actually not sure how to review this chic-flic book. On one hand, I'd give it no stars. On the other, I'd give it four. Which is why it's getting two. OK, so down to the chase. Characterization? It was good; as good as any book in this genre out there. The plot wasn't bad, mostly because of situation detailing. If boiled down, it's the rather mundane Mean Girls plot line - which I suppose is better than its alternatives. I suppose. But it wasn't stellar. There were random instances of captit ...more
Sonia
Meg Haston has created an entertaining story of fitting in at the middle school level - even if you're faced with the unfortunate problem of braces and glasses.

Kacey Simon appears to have it all - her own weekly segment on the school's TV station, the lead role in the school play and all the popularity she could want - until she gets braces and glasses. Before she can blink, her friends have deserted her and the entire school is mocking her after a YouTube video of her goes viral. Kacey isn't a
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Trisha
May 18, 2011 rated it liked it
Well, I'm not really sure what to say other than that I liked it, it made me smile though perhaps not laugh as hard as I have with some other books that I thought were hilarious. I liked how it turned out although because it's the first in a series, things aren't really resolved. Fair enough. But at least things were not left in a really bleak spot. Because, you know, falling down the popularity ladder to hit rock bottom after you get braces and glasses is totally the end of the world (as in, se ...more
Christie
Real journalists are born with a sixth sense.

Kacey Simon is the most popular girl at school with a group of popular friends, her own show on the school's TV network, and the lead in the school's play opposite the hottest guy. But when an accident and an eye infection lead to a mouth full of metal and coke-bottle glasses, Kacey finds her popularity sinking. Her friends make fun of her and abandon her, she loses her spot in the play, and the hot guy finds her repulsive. Will Kacey ever survive m
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