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Sunday, June 20, 2010

REVIEW for Vintage Veronica

A big thank you goes out to author Erica Perl for sending me a copy of her book.

TITLE: Vintage Veronica

AUTHOR: Erica S. Perl

GENRE: YA

RATING: 4 Stars

I know I was in deep trouble when I saw this cover - loved it! I am a huge fan of covers and I kept thinking that if the cover was any indication, this book was going to be a winner and I was right. Of course, Veronica, the main character who is shy, somewhat fat and doesn't feel as though she really fits in anywhere broke and captured my heart - being a former fat girl myself. If you have never been fat, then you can't really, truly understand just how much of your self confidence and ego gets battered by this.

So, it was with a heavy heart that I started reading this story and absolutely fell in love with Veronica and her spirit. Yes, she is shy and yes, she has issues, but the courage this girl has - to make her own statement through her clothing - representing her own sense of style (deep inside) was truly wonderful and touching. Some people find themselves through art, Veronica does it through her own sense of artistic style.

The relationship between Veronica and Nail is touching and felt honest to me - as did the relationship between the "other" girls and Veronica - although this one was alot more predictable in some ways.

The author does a great job of writing about a teenager girl who is growing mentally and emotionally each and every day - and doing it with class and dignity. I loved this book.

2 comments:

jenny wilson said...

sounds another good one

bermudaonion said...

I just love that cover too, so I'm glad to see the book's a winner!

 
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