The thing about "Not Pretty Enough"
is that it reminds us of those awkward, early stage of our teenage years; That certain stage where we are crushing on the cutest guy and will do everything and anything just to get him to notice you.
He's taller than every one.
She have bigger boobs that every one.
Are they really match made in heaven?
Chessie is okay. I liked her. She's good to her friends and her mom and I admire her guts to do those different harebrained schemes but at another side I just don’t get her. Yes, I get gaga over my crushes but not to the point of chasing after them and going to the lengths that this girl does. She let her heart ruined her reasoning. But even though there are a lot of annoying parts about her and her endless stream of schemes and most of her actions makes me raise my eyebrows I still find myself cheering her up into getting Lloyd.
Will Chessie do something that is not humiliating in front of Lloyd?
Will they end up together?
I was shocked and not shocked as to how Lloyd's character came out. Yes, I know something might be terribly wrong with him but throughout the story there wasn’t any reason given to me as a reader to think just that. It was pure gut instinct but I did get it right – he’s not so perfect after all.
The real bit down side for me here is that it seems that our main character, Chessie suffered a great amount of humiliation throughout the book. Yes, she did learn her lesson at the end but she didn’t redeem herself after all those humiliating experiences and things she has done. Too much humiliation is too much I guess.
Not Pretty Enough is unique and good. It’s a story for all young girls out there teaching them that they really don’t have to change for a boy. You’re perfect for just who you are. If you're into romantic-comedy teenage stuff, pick this one up.*Advance copy kindly provided for review*
*Full Blog tour deets posted at Reads and Thoughts.