Strengths: Quick, fluffy read for girls who like Lisi Harrison's Clique series. Books should be available in hardcover or library binding through library suppliers such as Follett. . But Kacey is easy to relate to, and readers will empathize with her desire to fix and control social situations, even as they anticipate the consequences. But will taking the new Queen Bee down a notch put Kacey back on top? Because this blog is aimed at librarians and patrons of school libraries, I will not review books that are published solely in e-book formats. Her life is pitch-perfect—until Zander's ex-girlfriend, Stevie, arrives in town. There's a dance being planned that Kacey gets Gravity a gig at, a school trip to the Shedd Aquarium, and also a big class election that Paige is running in.
Who sends a seventh grader to school looking like this? Zander's friend Stevie arrives from Seattle, and she is so fabulous that Kacey is worried, and also really peeved that Stevie's father is dating her mother and making her go all googly-eyed. There is also a television series based on the first book. Kace4y breaks into her mother's e mail and offers as her mother to interview rock star Levi if he will play at Kacey's school dance because Paige is dying of an awful disease. Stevie's killer style is rivaled only by her impressive vocals, and she's an instant star at Marquette Middle. In How To Rock Braces and Glasses Kacey went from Queen Bee to socially awkward after being forced to wear coke-bottle glasses and braces.
Accessible, funny and ultimately safe: Kacey may make mistakes, but readers can trust that all will turn out right in the end. Further tension develops when Kacey rejoins Zander's band and meets Stevie, Zander's friend and former girlfriend. The star falls for this, so her mother has to miss a hot air balloon trip with Stevie's father, which makes him angry. But attempts to take down the triplets threaten to land everyone in hot water. Or will it cost her everything-and everyone-she cares about? As for realism-- we have two sets of triplets in our school right now! But when Kacey reverts to her mean-girl ways to take Stevie down, will she lose the band—and Zander—for good? She's lost her lisp, traded in her Coke-bottle glasses for contacts, and learned that brutal honesty isn't always the best policy. Can Emma and Payton switch their way out of trouble, or are they stuck in a multiples mess? When the story opens, Kacey discovers she has boy troubles: Molly has broken up with Zander, the guitarist on whom Kacey has a secret crush, but she declares Zander off-limits because of something called the Girl Code.
Definitely a fun series for girls who like realistic fiction. This is a great series for the younger teenager. But she may have found something better with the cute boy in the skinny jeans and as lead singer with his band. That is, until her new crush Zander's ex-girlfriend and former lead singer, Stevie, arrives in town. Weaknesses: Didn't personally like, because it was somewhat ridiculous.
After a humiliating tumble down the social ladder, Kacey Simon is back on top, where she belongs. It's not easy for a star to share the spotlight, but the show must go on in Meg Haston's stylish and clever sequel to How to Rock Braces and Glasses. In this hilarious sequel to How to Rock Braces and Glasses, Kacey Simon looks like her old self again, but she's trying not to revert to her former mean-girl ways. Mostly reformed mean girl Kacey Simon returns in this preteen drama with a heart. That said, I would no doubt have adored this when I was in seventh grade! Kacey is a believably flawed character. At the aquarium, Kacey gets Stevie in trouble for writing graffitti on the glass Kacey and her friends did it , but when things get serious between their parents, the girls try to work together to break them up. Read and enjoyed; again, would have loved in middle school.
How to Rock Break-Ups and Make-Ups 25 September 2012, Poppy Kacey is back in the band Gravity and hopeful that Zander might like her now that Molly has broken up with him, but Molly doesn't want anyone else dating him! Kacey's friends are recognizable types: Molly, the queen bee; Paige, the student-government geek; Liv, the vegan environmentalist; and Nessa, the self-help—book devotee. Her schemes and decisions often have a negative impact on those around her, including a plot to get Stevie kicked out of an aquarium field trip and the pair's attempt to break up their parents' budding romance. Marquette Middle hasn't seen a girl with such killer style and impressive vocals since. In the end, Paige forgives Kacey for humiliating her in front of all of Chicago and Paige wins the election ; Kacey dates Zander; her mom dates Stevie's dad; everyone lives Happily Ever After. All while trying to keep the fragile dynamics of the band in tact. And once Payton convinces Mrs. What seems poised to become a rivalry, however, becomes a loose alliance when Kacey and Stevie discover that their parents, both divorced, are dating.
Kacey is falling in love for the first time, dealing with jealousies and blended families and trying not to fall into her old manipulative habits. Books should fall within the target demographics of this blog. Oliver, Dexter, and Asher look exactly the same, dress exactly the same, and—worse—have exactly the same superior attitude. The series continues with book 2 — How To Rock Break-Ups and Make-Ups. .
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