Imagine Toddlers and Tiara and all the drama of high school. That was the initial experience of Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg. Lexi is the main character. She is also the smart, less flashy sister of Mackenzie who is the ultimate beauty queen (she’s 7 yrs old). Lexi’s weekends and life revolve around her mother’s obsession of getting Mackenzie into pageants. She realizes that perhaps she will always be destined to be the girl that doesn’t get the guy’s attention but has a great personality.
The book deals with how Lexi transforms herself into a bombshell and receives crazy attention from the guys in her school, including her crush Logan. But underneath the superficial parts of the book, there are deeper questions that are answered by the characters through their words and experiences. Is it worth being friend or liking someone who only notices you physically? Do you lose something of yourself playing into the new role of popularity? Is what you want really all what is cracked up to be? I will say that her transformation teaches Lexi a lot more about who she is and who she wants to be. There are awful mistakes that the readers can see coming but even more surprising outcomes than Lexi would have ever imagined.
3/5 stars! Thanks NetGalley!