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Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012, young-adult, contemporary, romance

Have you ever judged someone by what other people say about them? There is a saying that goes like: Never have to judge a book by its cover and I think it applies to people too. Not everyone is who they seem to be. Barbie Girl is one of those books that you can't put down. A sweet romance with a lot of drama and a rollercoaster of emotions.

Barbie needs a tutor and she asks Dylan for help. Dylan thinks Barbie is nothing but troubles but he is in love with Katie and Barbie can help him get the perfect girl. Since the first moment they set eyes on each other, nothing will be the same for them.

Barbie is the school slut, but appearances are only that. People can say what they want. Barbie has spent her life building walls around herself so nobody gets closer to her and she keeps her life as a secret. Her mother, her little brother and some really awful situations are a world that only Barbie sees.

Dylan is nerdy guy with a hot look. With an average life, a little sister, his best friend, he is trying to go through high school and has been in love with Katie for a while. He and Third are inseparable until Barbie comes to scene. Third is the funnier character of all. He is such a lovely guy with an incredible sense of humor. He surprises at times and takes a relevant part in the story, breaking with the classic best friend role.

The book moves really fast. The relationship between Barbie and Dylan evolves in a wonderful way, is a cliché in some aspect but is beautiful and romantic. They are perfect for each other, even if they don’t know it. Read about how they deal with these unknown feelings is the best part of the book.

There were moments where you hate Dylan for the way he reacts but is perfectly understandable. It feels real and natural. And Barbie too makes some decisions that are terrible. But those things only make them more real, more humans, people are not perfect and neither are any of the characters.

Barbie has a really tough life and the author makes a wonderful job portraying some situations which are really hard to read. Despite it seems a simple romance this book is deep and explores some realities that we don’t see regularly.

It has a very good resolution with a great ending. The end… what a cliffhanger! It leaves you waiting for book two and biting your nails.

(I received an ecopy from the author in exchange for an honest review).

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Reading Progress

December 11, 2012 – Started Reading
December 11, 2012 – Shelved
December 11, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012
December 11, 2012 –
December 12, 2012 – Finished Reading
January 11, 2013 – Shelved as: young-adult
January 11, 2013 – Shelved as: contemporary
January 11, 2013 – Shelved as: romance

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