Simone never saw herself as the “cute girl”—she was always the chunky, band tee wearing, France-obsessed smart girl. But now that Simone’s a few pounds lighter and sporting a new retro style, things have gotten, well, weird. Her crush Jason seems to actually know she exists. And when Simone’s soon-to-be stepmonster Hillary stops ignoring her, Simone knows something is up. When Simone’s brother offers to let her move in with him and his six roommates on the beach for the summer, Simone jumps at the chance. But living with seven very different college boys isn’t exactly helping her land her very own happily ever after.This was such a fun book to listen to because of the amazing narrator, who totally managed to make Simone just as sarcastic and awesome as I would have imagined and brought life to every single other character in the book. I loved the voices she did for Wheezy, Doc and Nicola, she was fantastic and I loved listening to this book whilst I did other things, like tidy my bedroom and meme hop.
The book itself is nothing particularly inspiring. I do enjoy modern fairytale retellings and I liked the spin that Palmer put on the Snow White fairytale. All of the good fairytale cliches are there - the wicked stepmother, the handsome prince and the sweet romance - except in this book the handsome prince isn't all he makes out to be and the boy who sweeps our princess off her feel may actually be one of the dwarves. I loved this twist on the fairytale and it was so well done.
This book is great if you want a fluffy and simple read. None of the characters are amazingly well written but it was fun to listen to and I really enjoyed following the story as it wasn't too deep. If I'd been reading this book I doubt I would have enjoyed it AS much as I did, but the narration really brought something to this book and I do think I may check out some of Robin Palmer's other books if I can find them cheap anywhere.
Overall Rating: C+
Book released July 19th 2012 by Speak
I am reviewing an Audiobook
Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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