THE FASHION DISASTER THAT CHANGED MY LIFE by Lauren Myracle

THE FASHION DISASTER THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

Age Range: 10 - 13

KIRKUS REVIEW

Myracle revisits the story she told in Rhymes with Witches (p. 292), albeit in a less dark, more humorous world. Alli doesn’t think she’ll ever be popular again. On the very first day of seventh grade, she arrives at school with a pair of her mother’s underwear attached to her trousers by static cling. Her social life is limited to spending time with her unpleasant friend Kathy—the only person who was loyal when Alli was out sick for two months of sixth grade—and new friend Megan. For some reason, though, the trio of popular girls who rule the class decides to take Alli on as a project. Alli relishes her new popularity, but can’t figure out how to maintain it without abandoning Kathy and Megan. The popular girls aren’t very nice—but then, neither is Kathy. Unlike the nearly identically structured Rhymes with Witches, Alli’s story concludes with the possibility that she may finally be able to put things right. Good insights into the genuine unpleasantness of adolescence, but nothing new. (Fiction. 10-13)

Pub Date: July 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-525-47222-3
Page count: 160pp
Publisher: Dutton
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 2005




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