Monday, November 18, 2013

Review: Plastic Polly by Jenny Lundquist

Plastic PollyPlastic Polly by Jenny Lundquist
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the story about finding your true self and standing up for who you are no matter what people around you say or think about you.
Plastic Polly is packed with emotional conflict and challenges. It reminded me of how harsh middle school can be. I have no clue what it feels like to be popular but I was once an Alyssa and it pinched my heart reading about the broken friendships. I love the fact that I got a glimpse into the life of a popular middle school girl. No matter what side you're on it's not easy. The pressure Polly was willing to put herself under just to belong with the popular crowd was heavy. Meanwhile Kelsey (who wears the popular girl attitude like a skin) was more than happy to welcome her unplanned time off from everything middle school related. The high stakes paired with the "failures" made Polly's journey to self acceptance in addition to finding her own voice pretty powerful.
The voice in this book is loud and the characters stay with you long after you've done reading it. I'm definitely saving a copy for my daughter to read.
The only thing the child in me found missing? A really good payback to the mean girls.

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  -- Akoss


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14 comments:

  1. Sounds cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I've definitely heard about this book before and I love that the characters stay with you long after you finish reading. Those are the best kinds of books. I'll let someone else win this since I've won so many books lately.

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  3. When characters pinch your heart, that's some good writing. Your comment about the payback made me smile. :-) Please let someone else win; I've already read this one.

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  4. Wow, this book sounds fantastic, and that cover is super-cute. Great review as always, Akoss! :)

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  5. This sounds great (and I must say, I love that the thing you missed was a payback on the mean girls :)). Thanks for the review!

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  7. Middle school is harsh. This looks like a fantastic read and thank you for the giveaway. I haven't read anything by this author yet.

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    1. You're so right.
      Thank you for stopping by!

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  8. Great review. One of the things I love about Jenny's book is that she really transports you back into middle grade life. So glad you enjoyed Plastic Polly too.

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