Friday, May 3, 2013

The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet by Stephanie Morrill

About the Book:

Ellie Sweet is a lot of things—good girl, novelist, silent adorer of the new boy at school, Palmer. But when “outcast” gets added to the list, she decides it’s time to take reality into her own hands … and tweak it as needed.

In the pages of her book, she’s Lady Gabrielle, favorite of the medieval Italian court. Her once-friends are reduced to catty ladies-in-waiting, and the too-charming Palmer—who in real life never spares her a second word—gets to be nothing more than a rake wracked by unrequited love for her. She even has a perfect real-life villain in the brooding Chase, who hails from the wrong side of town.

But just when she’s getting along great in her fictional world, the real one throws her a few curves. With Chase pursuing her, Palmer wanting to date her—but in secret—and the details of her manuscript going public, Ellie suddenly receives more attention than she ever really wanted. And when her former-friends discover what she’s been writing, they’re determined to teach Ellie a lesson about the severe consequences of using her pen as her sword.
My Thoughts:

I downloaded the book this one afternoon for a light read. It was nearly midnight and I just had to finish the book. Wow! I think this is the best Stephanie has written.

Ellie is the kind of girl I'd love as a friend in high school. If only I had the wisdom to take my teenaged angst and crafted fiction with my pain and rejection. And forget having my love life turn out so well...and so complicated.

Each and every character is well developed and entertaining. My one and only complaint was Ellie's faith. I would have liked a bit more on that.

And talk about mean girls...Don't we get so tired of them? I loved the way Stephanie wrote them and how Ellie handled them.

We have a strong heroine who sticks to her moral principles even when she seems to stand alone...well, wild applause for that!

Don't hesitate. Download the book. Just don't start reading it when you're trying to get to bed at a decent time!

Happy Reading!



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