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The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back (The Ugly Stepsister Series) Kindle Edition
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Mattie likes Ella, but she's very conflicted about her. She's jealous of Ella because she's a beautiful, blond cheerleader who is popular with everyone at their elite, private school, teachers and students alike. Yet Ella is anything but conceited. In fact, she's practically a saint, constantly involved in good causes, and kind and supportive of everyone, especially Mattie. Ella's major flaw as far as Mattie is concerned is that, ever since the end of their junior year, Ella has been dating Jake Kingston, a boy that Mattie considers Ella's male counterpart. He's equally gorgeous, popular and kind to everyone he meets, and Mattie intellectually realizes that Jake and Ella are made for each other. But what her mind knows, her heart refuses to accept, because Mattie has been hopelessly in love with Jake since she was nine years old.
I am a huge fan of romantic comedy, and this is an utterly outstanding example of that genre. The humor comes from the wit of the heroine, and the hilarious repartee between her and Jake. I love them both. The subcharacters are also vividly drawn, including Ella, Mattie's father, her callously critical mother, the school principal, Mattie's art teacher whom her father is dating, the Mean Girl amusingly named Mercedes Bentley, and Mercedes's equally malicious boyfriend Scott.
The book is set in California, near the beach, and it is accurately portrayed. The author uses a lot of cultural references, but they are never irritating because they are always funny, and they range across a broad period of time, from the 80's forward, so they won't become dated if this little gem of a book becomes a classic.
There is a really fun subtext of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice within the story itself simultaneously to Jake and Mattie overtly working as a team on an assignment for their English class, putting P&P into a modern context. Mattie creates anime drawings of P&P characters, and Jake writes an accompanying script. Meanwhile, the entire book echoes P&P in that Jake's personality contains features of both Fitzwilliam Darcy and Charles Bingley, Mattie has many similarities to Elizabeth Bennet, and Ella is very much like Jane Bennet.
The HEA ending is utterly delightful, and the author promises a sequel which occurs four years after this story, in which we will have a chance to experience these wonderful characters again. I can't wait.
For those interested in parental guidance information: This is a G-rated, "clean" read. Mattie is a virginal girl who has never been kissed. There are no wild parties and no underage sex, drugs or alcohol.
I rate this book as follows:
Heroine: 5 stars
Hero: 5 stars
Subcharacters: 5 stars
Romance Plot: 5 stars
Writing: 5 stars
Overall: 5 stars
I was on Netgalley and I saw this cover and I read the blurb. Normally I’m not one for “Cinderella-like” stories but my gut told me I should definitely take a chance on this one and I WAS RIGHT!!!
This was so much fun to read. The author has an amazing writing style that includes brilliant humor, the ability to create excellent chemistry between characters and conjure creative back stories. She just made this whole book so enjoyable to read that she just can’t stop there and she promised ....(acting like a complete spoiled brat) I truly fell in love with this book and all the components that make it the great read it is.
Of course there are some “Cinderella-like” similarities but this is a story that has originality and a plot unlike the cliche assumption many may think this book might be.
Mattie - this girl is a one of a kind character that I just loved, LOVED! She is completely responsible for making this book special. Though you see, the author threw me for a loop when she ended the actual story and then out of nowhere began writing ...
“I needed the ability to sort through and understand my emotions faster. I went from raging mad to helplessly in love to totally confused to completely embarrassed in the space of a few seconds when I was with him. I’d never really had this happen before, and I wasn’t sure how to deal and make sense of the insanity.”
Jake’s POV! Talk about better than any epilogue when you’re reading a first person book. Oh yes, to know his thoughts after reading the book was a huge treat. The author doesn’t stop there though .....no, she continues the story.... which brings us full circle to my first sentence of this review.
Here’s the thing - you can read this book with in its entirety and also read Jake’s POV and be perfectly content and happy. But if you dare to continue to the bonus chapter, you’re going to leave with “jaw open” and I so want this story to continue.
I definitely recommend this book - READ IT, YOU WILL LOVE IT & WANT MORE!!
I really need to spread the word!
*this review is affiliated with The Book Bistro
Sariah Wilson captured the back-biting, insecure, hormone-driven, clique-riddled high school atmosphere so perfectly you'd think she never grew up. I dare you not to laugh as you read this witty and oh, so, romantic story.
This new edition has enough bonus material that I figured I could spare the money to buy it again, and I was not disappointed. Jake's first impression of Mattie is my favorite new scene. While the sample of the next book in the series is pretty short, it piqued my interest and I cannot wait until it comes out.
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There better be another book
Please be another book i really like this story