Review: The It-Girl by Katy Birchall

The It-Girl
Everybody wants to be a famous It Girl. Don't they?

Anna Huntley's aims in life:

1) Must keep my two lovely new (and only) school friends by not doing anything in usual manner of socially inept dork and outcast.

2) Train Dog (my labrador) to high-five. This is probably the most ambitious life goal on this list.

3) Do not set the school's Deputy Queen Bee mean girl's hair on fire (again).

4) Work out whether 2) and 3) constitute being socially inept or outcastish.

5) Go to Africa and give out rice.

6) To hide in a cupboard FOR LIFE with Dog now Dad is engaged to one of the most famous actresses EVER, the paparazzi want to spash my face all over the papers and everyone in school (and The World) is soon to discover the level of my social ineptitude.

7) Is rice a bit done now? Maybe I can give out chocolate in Africa too. I do like chocolate. Must work out how to do it from the cupboard...

This is such a quirky book for tweens and teens, and even those of us in our early twenties who love to read these super fun contemporary, taking a break from my boring reality type books.

Anna is your typical, everyday, slightly dorky teenager, her life is pretty boring. She has her typical adolescent worries, like boys, and avoiding the queen bee at school. Her life was fun to read about and it just gets even more fun when her dad gets engaged to the biggest actress in the world. She's thrust into the spotlight and now everyone wants to know her. I loved how she reacted to all of this, and all of the funny things that she goes through.

Anna goes through growth as a person, adding some depth to a book that doesn't really need it but does benefit from it. I'm not saying that this book is a deep read or anything surprising or amazingly amazing, but it made me giggle and I really loved it for that.

It's often so necessary to have a book like The It-Girl if you review YA books - most are pretty dark and heavy and dramatic.

Overall Rating: B

Book released 7th May by Egmont
Book received from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review

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