Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta

Read in: November, 2012
Format: eBook
Source: Promo code given by Author
Star Rating: ★★★

Thank you Heidi Acosta for posting your Smashwords code in ♥Teen Romance♥!

Dylan wants Katie. Katie wants Tyler. Barbie just wants to leave. 

With Barbie's failing grade in math and Dylan known as a math whiz, of course she'd go to him. But Barbie, the rumored slut, is using one card she can. She can get Katie to notice him. Dylan agrees, tentatively, and Third, his best friend, is all for. 
Slowly, but surely, Dylan is finally being noticed by Katie. But is Barbie okay with that and even more so, is Dylan? 

Fire the editor. Seriously. 

This book is like an onion. Slowly, Barbie's and Dylan's memories and interactions are being pulled back to give a raw and in depth look into their lives. At first, Barbie is portrayed as a party girl, getting high and moving on. But as the story progresses and continues, Barbie is shown as what she is. She's just down on her luck and trying to get away from her mother, brother in tow. Dylan, I didn't connect with him as much as I did with Barbie. This was really just Barbie's story and included Dylan. I found him a little uptight and kind of annoying at times and really just seemed to be tolerating everyone in his life. He wasn't as there for Barbie as he should have.
Third was absolutely beautiful. I'm such a sucker for someone who really has a soft side while trying to hide it. Even though he's Dylan's best friend, he still takes care of Barbie. That's what a real man does and I'm more than happy that Barbie has that. 

This was a surprise. I thought I would read a flippant, air headed mess of a book. I love that my opinion was changed. I loved the cover, yes, but just from reading the synopsis for it, I found it kind of flippant. No, this book is so much more than that. It covers so many different topics, from love to abuse, and even one shocking event at the end. I highly recommend it, typos and all.

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