“New Year’s Resolutions:
1. Lloyd Layton will know I exist. He once said three whole words to me, so this is obviously progress. If I don’t get a proper conversation out of him soon, then I’ll take my top off and streak through the cafeteria, because nobody could fail to notice these boobs.
2. I will not get expelled for streaking through the cafeteria.”
Those are the words that begin her mission.
Chessie is fourteen, not pretty enough, and very much in love. Lloyd Layton is hot, popular, and unaware of Chessie’s existence.
Her goal is clear: to get Lloyd to love her as much as she loves him, and she has exactly one year to do it.
As Chessie’s obsession with Lloyd reaches boiling point and she starts to spin a web of lies that spiral out of control, Lloyd turns out to be not quite the prince she thought he was. Can Chessie avoid the gathering storm before things go too far?
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Not Pretty Enough is a contemporary young adult comedy suitable for ages thirteen and over.
Book two in the series will be released early 2014.
My opinion: Jaimie Admans is my favourite self published author and I was very excited to be accepted as part of the blog tour for her latest book.
Not Pretty Enough centres around Chessie in her quest to make her crush Lloyd not only know that she is alive, but also to get him to like her in the right way. Well, she certainly gets Lloyd to notice her even if it’s for all the wrong reasons!
Chessie reminded me a bit of myself when I was in high school, only I was a lot more geeky! Anything that could go wrong happens to her, and saying that she is accident prone old be something of an understatement!
The book is easy to read and extremely funny. Don’t read it on public transport as you will laugh out loud and attract lots of funny looks! The story flows well and has some great characters and lots of cringe worthy moments. Even though it is a young adult story it is definitely something that can also be enjoyed by adults and will make you reminisce about how embarrassing your own high school days were!
I would definitely recommend this book and look forward to the next one in the series!
My rating: A well deserved five stars!
I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review as part of the Not Pretty Enough blog tour