The It-Girl by Katy Birchall

cover62156-mediumHow did I get the book? Netgalley, thank you Egmont

Genre: Contemporary

Synopsis: 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…

200words (or less) review: Firstly be prepared to laugh – a lot.
Frequently and out loud.

The story begins with Anna setting fire to the hair of one of the most popular girls in school, accidently mind you. Anna and ‘mishaps’ tend to go hand in hand. This concerns her because she’s worried that her only two friends will be embarrassed by her and leave, it becomes even more of a problem after she meets her dad’s new girlfriend – a famous film star.

Anna is so endearing. She’s really sweet and her heart is definitely in the right place, it’s just her thinking that has a unique path. So things go a bit awry. I liked that the narration had emails and voicemails in-between, especially the first one when Anna decided to watch Psycho.

The It-Girl is definitely funny, actually at times Anna’s narration made me laugh so much I was glad I was reading this at home and not in public.

Recommend it?

Absolutely

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