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Recommend A.... Book by a Debut Author

Aug 21, 2012

 Recommend A... is hosted by Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit and this week's theme is Recommend A.... Book by a Debut Author. Which, according to my sources, is a book that has been published this year, 2012.




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 Seeing Cinderella, by Jenny Lundquist.

Summary adapted from author's website: Calliope Meadow Anderson is terrified to start seventh grade. Life hasn't been going too smoothly-- her best friend, Ellen, is slipping away, her parents’ marriage is falling apart, and to top it all off, she receives a pair of super ugly glasses the day before school starts. But pretty soon, Callie discovers her glasses can read people’s thoughts.Callie uses her new glasses to navigate middle school life and learns things she never knew about the people around her. Overachieving Ellen isn’t so super confident, after all. But when the glasses show Callie that Ana Garcia—a new student from Mexico and Callie’s Spanish tutor—has become a real-life Cinderella in her uncle’s house, she has to make a choice. Will she stay in the shadows and hide behind her magic glasses, or step out of the background and stand up for her friend?




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Seriously, I loved the book, but I thought that the author could have done a little better on the cover. I mean, come on! The shoes, socks and glittery things-- okay, acceptable. But the very design of the glasses look really, erm, fake. Plus, no effort was made to make them look really ugly! I mean, they're just some regular rectangular thick frames.

 Sorry for ranting guys, but I really thought that those socks were creative (lol). Anyway, I never understood why Callie (in Cinderella's glass slippers) has to accidentally-on-purpose step on those glasses. Maybe it stands for a chance that the play could help her lose the glasses? Or that the play could help her see without the glasses, so she doesn't need them anymore? Maybe that's it.

That probably didn't make any sense, that's because you didn't read the book. Go on, it's not half bad anyway. I was really thankful for Callie's glasses when Scott's haiku secret was revealed to her through them.

-Dana
 
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