Apr 12, 2015

Welsh Week: Not Pretty Enough by Jaimie Admans + Giveaway

“New Year’s Resolutions:
1. Lloyd Layton will know I exist. He once said three whole words to me, so this is obviously progress. If I don’t get a proper conversation out of him soon, then I’ll take my top off and streak through the cafeteria, because nobody could fail to notice these boobs.
2. I will not get expelled for streaking through the cafeteria.”

Those are the words that begin her mission.
Chessie is fourteen, not pretty enough, and very much in love. Lloyd Layton is hot, popular, and unaware of Chessie’s existence.
Her goal is clear: to get Lloyd to love her as much as she loves him, and she has exactly one year to do it.
As Chessie’s obsession with Lloyd reaches boiling point and she starts to spin a web of lies that spiral out of control, Lloyd turns out to be not quite the prince she thought he was. Can Chessie avoid the gathering storm before things go too far?

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Not Pretty Enough is a contemporary young adult comedy suitable for ages thirteen and over. 

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Chessie is fourteen years old and she doesn't think she's pretty. She's in love with Lloyd Layton and does everything she can for him to notice her. Unfortunately not all her plans work out very well. Her resolution is to make him see her, to let him be aware she's there. She would even use her boobs as she has a lot in that area that could be noticed. When after many months Lloyd Layton still doesn't pay attention to her she has to take drastic measurements, but they are getting her into serious trouble. Will it be worth it in the end?

Chessie is a young girl with a huge crush. It was really cute to see how she wanted the most handsome boy in school to notice her. She thought they would have a lot of things in common. Slowly she starts to discover more about him. By pretending to like things she actually hates she can be near him from time to time, but is that the way to get his attention? It was really funny when something backfired, I felt so bad for poor Chessie, but I had to laugh as well. I know how I stumbled and made a fool of myself every now and then at that age and it was a nice trip down memory lane. The book ends with a strong and beautiful message. I liked that a lot and think the author has wrapped wise and useful advice in a lovely, clever package.


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  1. Your spirit leaves your body and enters heaven or hell. Your body becomes part of the earth again.

  2. Sounds like a great book! Novasnowroses

  3. I think we all go to a place where we have to be responsible for our actions on earth and after that we will go to heaven or some other place or that we can be born again. Novasnowroses

  4. I think that after death you become part of the universe, and this is more beautiful than the idea of Heaven or Hell.

  5. The Bible says you sleep in the grave until the 1st resurrection, when Jesus comes the second time or until the 2nd resurrection when evil one are burned in the lake of fire until they are ashes, the second death.

  6. We are made of energy, so after death I think that our energy is dissipated and reused. So we actually never leave :)
    And I can't remember doing something foolish to get noticed.

  7. I'm not sure whether I belive there's something after death or not, what I hope is that after that our souls can have peace.
    I'm a shy person, so the most foolish thing I did to make someone (a guy) notice me was to write my phone number on the back of the train ticket and when I got off I gave it to the guy...I was so embaracced, but eventually he called me back.

  8. I belive that death doesn't mean the end, although I'm not sure what happen next..

  9. I am an atheist & believe dead is dead, you become worm food & nothing further happens.

  10. I believe we go to heaven and that's it but that's good I don't want to be reincarnated.

    Megan @ reading away the days

  11. I believe we come back as angels to guide our dearest along the way

  12. I am certain that there is some form of afterlife


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