Don't you wish / Roxanne St. Claire.
- 2 of 2 copies available at Bibliomation.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Hall Memorial Library - Ellington||YA/ST.CLAIR, ROXANNE (Text to phone)||34037117584518||Young Adult Fiction||Available||-|
|Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury||YA FIC ST. CLAIRE, R (Text to phone)||34005115664269||Young Adult Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780385741569 (hardback)
- ISBN: 0385741561 (hardback)
- ISBN: 9780375990113 (glb)
- ISBN: 0375990119 (glb)
- Physical Description: p. cm.
- Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2012.
|Summary, etc.:||Plain, unpopular Annie Nutter gets zapped by one of her father's inventions, landing in a parallel universe where her life becomes picture-perfect, but when she is offered the chance to leave the dream life and head home to Pittsburgh, will she take it?|
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Gr 9 Up-Awkward Annie Nutter is tormented by the rich, popular kids whom she both envies and reviles at Pittsburgh's South Hills High. Her home life isn't any better: her brother is annoying, her father is a failed inventor, and her realtor mother has just discovered that the med student she could have married is now a billionaire in Miami. One stormy night, when trying out her dad's latest invention, Annie gets zapped into an alternate universe in which her mother is married to the former med student and she's Ayla Monroe, the rich, beautiful queen bee of a ritzy private school. At first she enjoys the perks of her status, but eventually she realizes that her so-called friends are shallow, she feels nothing for her jerky boyfriend, her new dad is a womanizer, and her mom is miserable. In a satisfying feel-good twist, the school's brilliant but bullied scholarship student helps her get back to her old world as they fall in love. There is plenty here that readers will find compelling. Unfortunately, cartoonish stereotypes of socioeconomic groups (rich people are horrible; poor people have hearts of gold); a plot that moves forward largely by way of lucky coincidences; and some problematic treatment of race (Ayla's ethnically ambiguous best friend is ridiculously described as "a little bit of everything-Asian, Hispanic, black, white, with some island flair thrown in for added spice.") make this novel more of a light read than the deeper exploration of identity, family relationships, and society it strives to be.-Riva Pollard, American Indian Public Charter School, Oakland, CA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.