Cinderella in Football Boots
Review By Maryom
The Boys for Beginners Blog tour is off to A Dream Of Books today, but here is Maryom's review...
Gwynnie is tomboy of a girl - into playing football, supporting Spurs and trying to beat best mate Paul at Gears of War on his X-box. She hasn't time for girlie things like make-up, hair styling and gossip about boys. That is, until Charlie Notts moves to her school and she decides that changes are necessary if she's to attract his attention. With the aid of the school's fashionistas Gwynnie hopes to be transformed into the belle of the ball (well, school prom) and win the heart of her Prince Charming.The snag is - can Gwynnie trust the advice her girlfriends give her or does one of them, at least, have an ulterior motive ...
A sort of Cinderella meets Gregory's Girl story, Boys For Beginners is a humorous, enjoyable tale exploring the dos and don'ts of teenage life in a sort of Cinderella re-telling and challenging the stereotypical boy/girl images along the way. Finding True Love is never easy and Gwynnie's road to becoming Cinderella is littered with potholes and cringe-making moments - as a reader I didn't know whether to laugh at her or cry alongside.
A perfect read for lovers of the Georgia Nicholson series by Louise Rennison
Maryom's review - 4 stars
Publisher - Quercus Books
Genre - 10-13, chick lit
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