Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Meanicures by Catherine Clark

Characters: 17/20
Plot: 18/20
Originality: 16/20
Writing: 18/20
Recommendation: 17/20
Overall: 86/100 or B
Source: Publisher

When three best friends get together, the first thing they talk about these days is always the mean girls in their lives. They decide to banish their enemies by holding a ceremony and burning slips of paper with the mean girls' names on them. But soon afterwards, they discover themselves becoming mean, and they must find a way--with a little help from the owner of their local beauty shop--to reverse the ceremony and revert to the sweet (mostly), kind (if slightly imperfect) personalities. Catherine Clark's first middle-grade novel is a humorous look at the mysterious--and wonderful--nature of friendship
I found this book to be Middle School meets Mean Girl. Madison was just trying to have a balance between her new friends Olivia and Taylor and their teasing and rather mean old friends Cassidy and the other mean girls. I felt that Olivia and Taylor could have been developed more deeply. Also the mean girl's reasoning except for Cassidy's reason seemed realistic. I found the plot to be funny and cute. The cat fight and pranks were realistic to what tweens and young teens are facing today. I didn't find the book to be super original or authentic, but it did have there own clever twist in the plot. Clark is a great writer that creates such a cute book with an interesting plot. I recommend this book to fans of The Clique and the movie Mean Girls. I found it to be a very cute and fun read.

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