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How to Rock Braces and Glasses Hardcover – October 24, 2011
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"Written for middle school girls, readers will relate to the obstacles Kacey overcomes. The message of being true to yourself is strong throughout..."―Library Media Connection
"Embrace the brace! How to Rock Braces and Glasses should be renamed How To Rock Your First Novel. Hilarious and heartfelt. I ah-dored it."―Lisi Harrison, author of the #1 bestselling CLIQUE series (and former 4 year braces-wearer and current glasses rocker)
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Aye yi yi. I was totally wrong.
Even at her meanest, Kacey Simon is a character you can't help but love. She's intelligent beyond her years. She's funny and sarcastic. She's also quite a fashionista. (Kudos to Meg Haston for making every character's daily outfits a fun part of the story.) Even though her ego gets the best of her and she says hurtful things, you still want to hang in there with her and hope that she will become a better person (and gets the boy!).
Everything about this story had...style. From Kacey's school to the bakery where her friends hung out to the music Zander introduces her to, the reader gets to escape into this cool, hip world where hard lessons in humility are learned.
There was a lot about this book that I appreciated--the strong writing, wit intertwined with realism, and a cast of characters you can't help but really like (even at their worst). But most of all, I appreciated the reason for Kacey's meanness was touched upon just enough for the reader to feel for her, but wasn't explored so much that you felt like you were being influenced to feel sympathy and excuse her for being cruel.
The story takes place over two weeks. A lot was crammed into those two weeks. As someone who loves music-themed books, I wish there had been more scenes with Kacey, Zander, and the band.
I'm hoping there will be a sequel. I'm dying to know what happens next for these characters. The end of the book did feel like a cliffhanger...Read more ›
Kacey is the typical 13 year old who happens to be very popular. She is very frank and comes off a little too rough with her words but no one ever seems to point it out to her. They act like they love her when truthfully they just want to be her or accepted by her for the sake of their place in the junior high food chain. Kacey is not only popular, she loves to be in front of a crowd or camera. She is in drama and just won herself the lead and she also has a place in the school morning show giving advice. She loves her life. Then... it all falls apart because of an eye infection and a freak accident she ends up in glasses and braces with a lisp and everyone drops her. Yes its very shallow, but more true than we ever wanted to admit at that age. Kacey has a plan to be on top again. It starts with an ex friend and a new guy. Hanging out with people she doesn't particularly like can be dangerous.. especially when you find, they aren't so bad after all.
This book was just fun. I think had a few blurry eyed moments too but I am a softy. What I found to be so fun about this book was the humor and the characters, what I found to be a great read in this book was the truth that is seen by this particular age group and the truth that we see as an adult looking back. I remember these sort of days from junior high..Read more ›
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Honestly I think this book was pretty good book. My mind was oozing with interest! I don't have braces, just reading glasses for text books at school when were "SUPPOSED"... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Pamela S. Stafford
This is a great book! Everyone should read it! This is a book all pre-teens love and enjoy, so grab yourself a copy! It has great features everyone enjoys!Published on July 3, 2014 by Alvin J Richards
Had to have this last minute and it came in super fast! Thanks!!Published on June 18, 2014 by Danae
This book is very good. It explains the life of a young girl trying to be excepted after her life changes unexpectadlyPublished on April 2, 2014 by hi
Bored by first chapter... I couldn't even finish it. It sounded like the another sappy teenage story. Because that's what it isPublished on March 13, 2014 by shelby hickey
I really looked this book alot. Even through at times Kacey can be mean she really has a heart of gold. I love the jokes and I also love the moral of the book. Read morePublished on January 4, 2014 by T. mondelus
I would highly recommend this book. It is cleverly written and such a fun read. I cannot wait for another book to come out from this author.Published on August 22, 2013 by Gammy
Super duper book. Read it and buy it and don't forget to drink your ovaltine because it is yummy to the max yum.Published on August 11, 2013 by superwoman
Balthazar was weird how everything spiraled to a down-words hill. Why would Molly breakup with Zander. Also will Kacey go out with him?Published on August 8, 2013 by Lissette Santos