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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Barbie Girl Tour!! A Review of Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta

Genre: Young Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: November 1, 2012
Publisher: The Edge

The Blurb:

The only thing that 17 year old Barbie Starr wants to do is graduate high school so she and her little brother, Everett, can get out of Alabama. She doesn’t care about the rumors that are spread around about her like wild fire. Rumors are nothing new to her. Sure, maybe she could change her reputation, but why bother. She is leaving Alabama as soon as she can. That is, if she can pass algebra and graduate.

The only thing Dylan Knight would like to do is go through high school unnoticed; he has had enough of the drama that is high school. He took the whole of last summer to bulk-up: finally he is not being called names or being shoved into lockers. He wants to remain on the outside of the circle of constant rumors that surround the so-called popular kids who get all the attention. He would not, however, mind if his long time crush Katie took notice of him.

But it is Barbie who notices Dylan and she offers him a deal he can’t pass up: if he helps her pass algebra, she’ll help him get the girl of his dreams. Dylan agrees, but, as it turns out, nothing is simple when it comes to Barbie. Somehow, she can’t help but draw attention to herself — and to him. Soon Dylan finds himself tossed into the whirlwind of rumors that seem to follow Barbie everywhere. Can he save his reputation and still get the girl of his dreams? Or will Barbie be the one to break through his carefully-built facade?

My Review:
Barbie Girl is the first book in the Baby Doll series by Heidi Acosta. Barbie was one of those characters you just want to hug. She was definitely dealt a poor hand in life, but I think she's going to overcome it. She's very strong, and has found a way to survive even if it's less than adequate. I liked Dylan in the beginning, then not so much, but I'm giving him a second chance. I think he can redeem himself. Third is a winner though! I normally don't get attached to supporting characters, but he was easy to love. The story kept my attention. There were funny moments, sad moments, and even some cringe worthy moments. That all made for a highly entertaining read. The author is a wonderful story teller. She knows how to draw you in to the lives of her characters. I'm curious to read more in this series. I'd like to know what the future holds for Barbie.

Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta was provided to me by Xpresso Book Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

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About the Author:

Heidi Acosta was born on Long Island, New York. Moving around a lot when she was younger, she has lived in New York, Arizona, New York (again), Washington, Georgia, and Florida, in that order. Each place offered her something special, but she will always consider New York her home.

Heidi started writing as soon as she could spell. When she was three, Heidi’s mother gave her a copy of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods; thus beginning her lifelong love affair with literature.

Writing soon also became a form of therapy for Heidi, when she realized that no matter what was happening in her life, she could find emotional escape while writing. Some of her earliest stories featured her as a princess who explored new worlds with her horse Buttercup. If it sounds romantic, it wasn’t, there was no prince charming in those fairy lands (boys where yucky).

Heidi now resides in Florida with her husband, very active daughter, one hyper Chihuahua, two sweet cats, and one very fat moody cat.

Barbie Girl is the first Novel of Heidi’s new, four-book, Baby Doll Series: Barbie Girl, Barbie World, Doll Face, and Southern Sugar.

To learn more about Heidi Acosta and her books, visit her blog.You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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