Friday, March 25, 2011
Worst Impressions by K.L. Brady - book review by NYIA
Please welcome NYIA our teen Book Reviewer! She enjoyed this Urban YA Romantic Comedy by K.L. Brady, author of the adult novel, The Bum Magnet. (Purchase click here)
SMASHWORDS description: WORST IMPRESSIONS is a YA urban twist on Pride and Prejudice featuring Liz Bennett, a basketball phenom whose already dramatic world is turned upside down when two popular boys enter her life--one vying for her affection and the other plucking her nerves. It's a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy for teens 13 and up.
From the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award Winner for Multicultural Fiction and Third Place Grand Prize Winner for Best Fiction of 2010 and author of The Bum Magnet (Simon & Schuster) comes part one in a hilarious series of coming-of-age romantic comedies for young adults of all ages.
Pride and Prejudice with a Teen Twist..
Sharp-witted basketball phenom Liz Bennett just wants to finish high school under the radar...and without constantly defending herself against false rumors about her sexuality. With two trouble magnet kid sisters and a mother obsessed with protecting her virginity, she's already dealing with more drama than an Emmy-winning daytime soap opera. But sparks fly when two popular new guys enter her life, and she's forced from the shadows and onto center stage.
Trent Whitman, Liz's hot new admirer, pursues and woos her with his silver tongue and hazel eyes. He turns on the charm, and Liz turns off all common sense. Darcell Williams, on the other hand, is a star football player, who sticks his cleats in his mouth from day one. As far as Liz is concerned, Trent is a dream and Darcell is a devil reincarnate.
During the Back-to-School dance, Darcell spews an oh-no-he-didn't insult that cements Liz's contempt for His Evilness. Oh yes, their feud is on and popping! Driven by spite and embarrassment, Liz instigates a series of misunderstandings that propel her into an inevitable confrontation with Darcell. But when a Bennett family crisis reveals Darcell's and Trent's true colors, will Liz's pride prevent her from accepting each for who he really is?
This was so funny I was laughing most of the time I read this. I finished this book in just three hours. Liz was so funny. Her mom was over protective and her dad reminded me a lot of mine. The love story had a lot of drama and boyfriend stealing, and her sisters were funny too. But what I liked most was Liz, who was a good girl that loved her sisters who she thought were more pretty than she was. I give this 5 stars out of 5, because it was just so funny.
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