Publisher: Delacorte Books
Rating: YA 15+
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Chick-Lit, Sci-Fi
Don't You Wish is every girls dream... until it's not.
Annie Nutter is a nobody. She feels plain, unpopular, and like she doesn't belong. That, alongside a crazy family and a crush who sees right through her, when Annie's mad scientist of a father zaps her into an alternate universe where she's pretty, rich and popular Ayla Monroe, daughter of the bazillionaire Jim Monroe, you would think that this would be everything Annie ever wanted. But, as St. Claire craftily shows us, not everything is what it seems to be...
Don't You Wish was so much more thought-provoking and deep than I thought it would be, but it still managed to be light and fresh, and a short and easy read! There are a lot of moral messages imbedded into this book, which I LOVED, one of my favorite and the most prominent one being that nobody's perfect, and that if you just stay true to who you are, and what you believe in, then nothing, and nobody should matter to you! <3
The book started out rather slow in the beginning, but definitely picked up pace as the novel progressed... particularly when one very cah-yuute boy, Charlie, the 'nobody of Crap Academy' came in!! I LOVED him!! Charlie is very much the misunderstood, bullied, but very sweet and cute and awesome hottie of the school!! <3
Don't You Wish tackled the issue of bullying very well, without going into too much depth. I honestly have no clue why kids are picked on and bullied. It's horrible, and this book really zoomed in on it. I hate bullies, and bullying, and just am so vehemently against it!! This book tells us that you can STAND UP to bullies, and that they shouldn't affect you in any way! And also that the so called 'popular' people aren't anywhere near perfect, or any better than you!! <3
A great, refreshing read with surprising depth! Biggest moral of the story? Be careful what you wish for, because not everything is what it seems!!
4 Muffins - Simply Delectable!
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