2011 · December

How to Rock Braces & Glasses



Audiobook from Hachette Audio

Book published by Poppy in 2011

Rating: 4 Stars

Gorgeous, uber-harsh, and uber-stylish, Kacey Simon is the undisputed social dictator of Marquette Middle School. That is, until an eye infection and a visit to the dentist leave her with coke-bottle glasses, a mouth full of metal, and… a littttthsp!Dissed and dismissed by her popular friends, Kacey is forced to hang out with a boy who wears skinny jeans and jams in his own band. But as she adjusts to life as a loser, she’s surprised to find that Skinny Jeans is kind of hot and his band is pretty cool. Suddenly, hitting rock-bottom feels oddly uplifting. Could rocking braces and glasses be the best thing to ever happen to her?

In this hilarious reversal of the cool crowd versus the nerd herd, a popular girl finds herself in Loserville and realizes it’s about time she paid back all the bad karma she built up as Queen Bee.

My Review:

Kacey Simon is hilarious! This is a breezy story that will make you laugh out loud. Poor, Poor Kacey. She went from most popular girl in school to most made fun of. All because she got braces and glasses.

The story starts off with Kacey showing off her new contacts. Which she had forgotten to use the drops for and ends up with an eye infection. She needs to wear glasses for a few weeks until her eye heals. On top of that she ends up having to get braces all in the same week which leaves her with a major lisp!

What Kacey soon learns is how quickly your friends can turn on you. She learns a lot about herself and who her true friends are. Which brings me to Zander! Zander is the swoony boy who accepts Kacey, lisp, glasses and all. It just takes her a little while to realize that she accepts him too and his skinny jeans! LOL

This book totally reminded me of junior high. That is when the cliques start to form and all the people you were friends with in grade school start to turn on you and new friendships are formed. Paving the way for high school.

The audiobook was read by Casey Holloway. At first when I started the book, it seemed like Ms. Holloway was talking really fast and I had to struggle to follow the story. It did not take me long to catch on. I thought she did a fantastic job as Kacey Simon, lisp and all!

*Thanks to Hachette Audio for the review copy of this audiobook!

“A note for my second biggest fan. Try smiling with your mouth closed. It will totally accentuate your pouty lips, instead of your metal mouth.”


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