Hillary comes to 'apologize' with a cake and promises there are no apples in it. And that's Hillary's whole motivation: just shallow jealously which I know is always the evil stepmother's M. All in all, a quick fluffy read if you are willing to suspend disbelief. Other than that, I'd recommend this book to people who are fans of Robin Palmer's other books, or who like the modern retelling of the fairytale Snow White. If she and Nicola really existed, I'd be all over them to be their new dorky friend.
You've got to read it to find out! The guys also turn out to be good friends and help Simone navigate problems like how to date popular Jason without looking like a dork. First off, the prologue was unnecessary, and when it connected to the point in the story, it wasn't the same. This is the perfect feel good summer book and everyone should scoop it up when it releases on July 19th. She calls him a Testosterone Twit although she never calls him that to his face but still yet she's hurt when people call her the Weird Fat Girl. But Zumba turns out to be exactly what she needs, despite her initial doubts. When she has to spend the summer with her college aged brother and his six roommates, she starts to become more interested in dressing well and in dating a boy from her school, Jason, whose father is a famous film maker and whose mother is in her Zumba class.
She's so narcissistic that a teenager, is a threat to her, seriously? This is a book for those who enjoys having the main character outsmart the supposedly stepmother in the end. However, the author provided so much information for her character that Hilary was fully developed, making for a very interesting read. Wicked Jealous is definitely a book to go on your summer reading list, if your looking for a light, fun, easy read to read on the beach or just out in the sun. Rating: 3 Genre: Young Adult Fiction Contemporary Romance Ages: 12 and up You Might Want to Know: Nothing of note A fairytale retelling will get my attention every time. It's a cute book, perfect for summer reading. Robin Palmer's writing is absolutely hilarious! Plot: Simone wants to become more popular at Castle Heights High School and to grab the hot guy she has a crush on, but her lack of exercise and healthy eating habits are starting to get in the way.
This book is actually a solid 3. Simone is a character many of us can relate to. I liked Simone as a character, and all the fashion components of the story were parts I particularly enjoyed. But after a year of avoiding her wicked almost-stepmonster through Zumba class, Simone's now sporting a whole new retro style. And people keep acting oddly. I guess I can relate to her because I've struggled with weight and know how hiding behind those kinds of things can be a safety barrier. At first living with six boys is hard but she becomes friends with them all, especially Blush.
In fairness, maybe this novel wasn't written for me. Go back to the original for retellings please! As an avid young adult fiction reader, I have come across a few bad books. The book is quite predictable aside from the weight issue, which Snow White didn't have , but that's because we all know what's going to happen anyway, so have fun seeing the similarities between the fairytale and the retelling! Hillary, her father's young girlfriend, is never likeable. And they help her out with dating, and getting ready for her first date with Jason Frank. But after a year of avoiding her wicked almost-stepmonster through Zumba class, Simone's now sporting a whole new retro style.
Which is, incidentally, exactly the type of book I enjoy reading. But when it's a singular book. I loved her personality, and I think the relationships she had with everyone were fully fleshed out. And when Simone stumbles into a Zumba class, slows down on the junk food and starts seeing herself as valuable, Hillary just may become deadly. The six guys all go by names according to their personalities: Narc, who suffers from narcolepsy, Noob, which is a gamer term for someone who will never know how to really play a game, no matter how much they play it, Wheezer, who is allergic to everything, Doc, who is, predictably, a pre-med major, Blush, who blushes a lot because he is shy, Thor, who rants like your everyday internet forum user, and lastly, Max, who is Simone's brother. And people keep acting oddly.
Before she quite knows what happened, it is decided by the master manipulator that Simone would be so bored on a family trip to Italy, so she should spend a month in the summer with her brother in his house. When I had first started reading, I my first impression of Simone was that she was this wimpy, overweight girl that would do nothing for herself. But, something about him makes her want to second guess herself. Best book for miss palmer What did you love best about Wicked Jealous? And why not when she lives in the epicenter of Hollywood, which favors one look above all others? Simone's outlook on her life changes when she accidentally discovers Zumba. Overall, I give this book 5 stars. Review at: Wicked Jealous is a story about a girl names Simone.
She ends up liking Jason more after the date because of his kissing. And so when Simone's brother offers to let her move in with him and his six roommates for the summer, Simone jumps at the chance for some normalcy. I really could not stand her, and I definitely think that I could not tolerate her if she was a real person. There are several things that seem to bog this story down. I really, really, really enjoyed this book.