Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Cindy Ella by Robin Palmer

We’re coming up on prom time, at least in New Mexico, I know it’s a little early everywhere else. My review for today is perfect for teen girls getting ready for the big night or even those that still have a few years to go before they get to buy the dress, rent the limo, and wear those horribly uncomfortable shoes. As the prom queen of my high school’s junior prom, I have some advice for these girls….it’s SUCH a waste of money, but SO much fun! Skip the heels and the limo, buy a fun, appropriate, comfortable, affordable dress, dance your heart out, and read this hilarious book!

It’s prom time in L.A. and the fever has hit everyone Cindy knows, including and especially her two horribly annoying stepsisters and her super-stuck up stepmother (who just happens to be utterly addicted to Botox). Cindy is totally not into the whole prom thing, believing that all it does is result in an even bigger gap between the popular and “regular” students and actually writes about her feelings to the school newspaper, gets it published, and then has a whole mess of aftermath to deal with.

Her classmates and even a few teachers are shocked at Cindy’s letter and her status on the ever important social totem pole begins to take a nose dive. Fortunately, Cindy’s two best friends stand by her side, as does the most popular senior guy at her school…who happens to be Cindy’s crush. With the help of a fabulous pair of shoes and a surprise source, “Cindy Ella’s” prom night may not be a bust after all.

As the prom queen of my high school’s junior prom (go ahead, make fun), I have some advice for these girls….prom is SUCH a waste of money, but SO much fun! Skip the heels and the limo, buy a fun, appropriate, comfortable, affordable dress, dance your heart out, and read this hilarious book! Not only a modern retelling of Cinderella, this novel is a tons of fun and makes a great point about what the real meaning of social status is in high schools. I enjoyed this and know teen girls will as well.

1 comment:

Robin Palmer said...

Thanks so much for the terrific review of my book -- and I love that it's from an ex-prom queen :)I'm so glad you enjoyed it!