What It Is like to Be the It Girl

I was the kind of kid who would have loved fame and attention when I was in middle school.  My own daughter shudders at the thought.  This book takes a girl who is relatively obscure and thrusts her into a position of being very popular simply because her father marries someone famous.  She gets a quick lesson on what it is like to be the It Girl and it isn’t always what she had in mind. The best part about this book are the abundance of laugh out loud moments that make it anything but typical.

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Title: The It Girlit-girl what it is like to be the it girl

Author: Katy Birchall

Target: Grade 4-7

Series: No

What this book is about:

Anna Huntley is twelve and navigating a new school. She has found two friends, Jess and Danny, who seem to be able to put up with her nerdy/quirky behavior but she lives in constant worry that she is an embarrassment to them. When her dad becomes engaged to a famous movie actress, Anna’s street cred jumps up astronomicaly. She is relieved that she is no longer driving her friend’s social statues down, but when new kids start wanting to hang out with her, is if for the right reasons?

Why I love this book:

  • This book is in the vein of typical fun tween/teen girl fare but surprisingly funny for the genre. While the story is completely predictable I actually laughed out loud several times and the humor kept the story fresh.
  • I like Anna a lot. She suffers perfectly from twelve year old embarrassment and her zany personality is refreshing. I totally bought into her naive way of looking at the world.
  • Loved that the adults are supportive in the story. It is nice when moms and dads actually care and help you out.

Who this is for:

Anyone who likes the books by Jen Malone will dive right into this one.

Final thoughts:

I would have loved to become the “It Girl” when I was twelve, but my twelve year old daughter would think it was the end of the world.

To purchase this book:

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