BOOK TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Not Pretty Enough by Jaimie Admans
Not Pretty Enough
by Jaimie Admans
MY THOUGHTS: 4 OUT OF 5 FLEURS DE LIS
This was a cute and quick read. Chessie is immensely likable, though sometimes I had to marvel at how foolish she was being. Haven’t we all been there though, in pursuit of our crush?
I don’t think you can get any more awkward than you are at fourteen years old. And to be fourteen, and not have the love of your life know you exist, is a special kind of pain. So it’s no wonder that sometimes Chessie puts too much thought, and often none at all, into getting Lloyd’s attention. Chessie’s problem, in her mind, is that her boobs are too big. Trust me, I know from experience–when you have huge boobs as a teenager, all the boys notice.
In trying to impress Lloyd, Chessie ends up having countless mishaps, and does such things as dyeing her hair green, sneezing all over him, and stabbing him in the foot with a javelin. Just when I thought nothing worse could happen to this girl, there is an unfortunate incident involving the school pool, and her period. It’s all a bit unbelievable, but I guess I can take it for comic effect.
Unfortunately, I’ve also been in the position Chessie is in towards the end, when she finds the truth about her crush. Can I just say, thank God most of us do not marry who we are in love with when we’re fourteen?
I enjoyed this book a lot because it brought me right back to those excruciating high school days. Thankfully, I’m old enough now to know that those weren’t the best times of my life. If you’re currently suffering from an unrequited love…believe me, life gets better!
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