Lexi's Pathetic Fictional Love Life Lexi Middleton has been socially invisible to her classmates, but starting her junior year, that’s going to change. First, she’s determined to hook a boyfriend, ensuring dates with flowers and possible kisses on the doorstep. Second, she wants to be a writer for the school paper, even though it freaks her out to think of everyone judging her by her punctuation and metaphors. High school is difficult enough—keeping up her grades, dealing with increasing sibling rivalry, and trying to stay out of the way of her personal nemesis, Amberlee—but when Lexi catches the eye of her long-time crush, she also becomes the focus of mean-girl tactics. Caught between who she was and who she wants to be, Lexi must decide how to confront a bully, and choose who to let into her heart.
Review:Thanks to I Am A Reader for allowing me to be part of this blog tour and get a chance to read and review this book. All in all it was an enjoyable read. You can read the summary above of the book. What I enjoyed was that the way the main character Lexi felt was so true. I know that I always had crushes on boys. I also loved seeing how she did with her writing. As we read about Lexi's life, we also get to read her story as she is writing it. I guess it kind of resonated with me because I know that the first novel I started on and got the farthest with before this past year was one that was loosely based on what I would like to happen, as well as me in a way. So I did enjoy following her through the writing process. I also know what it feels like to have a younger sibling that seems to have everything I want. Nothing like the guy stealing thing that happens in the book, but the popularity, etc. My only complaints were with some of the pretty predictable parts. The fact that she immediately thought the whispering of two of her friends meant the two liked each other, and that she couldn't tell one of their friends actually had liked her for awhile. That was kind of a duh. If anyone is really that oblivious, I'd like to slap them. And then when something happens later on in the book with the same guy and she gets jealous with really no reason, something she should really have known better because she knows the guy so well. Other than that it was a really fun, quick, light read. And I definitely recommend it, just know that you'll probably roll your eyes, or yell at the book during those two parts. The rest of the book is totally worth overlooking those parts.
Author Jo Noelle Jo Noelle grew up in Colorado and Utah but also spent time in Idaho and California. She has two adult children and three small kids. She teaches teachers and students about reading and writing, grows freakishly large tomatoes, enjoys cooking especially for desserts, builds furniture, sews beautiful dresses, and likes to go hiking in the nearby mountains. Oh, and by the way, she’s two people— Canda Mortensen and Deanna Henderson, a mother/daughter writing team. They began writing separately several years ago but found the process much more fun when they started collaborating. They are debut authors, with Lexi’s Pathetic Fictional Love Life as their first completed work. Other titles include Newbie and Damnation. Deanna attended college before marrying and starting her family. Canda received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a Reading Specialist endorsement, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Her day job focuses on teaching teachers and children about literacy.
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