Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta (Baby Doll #1)
Publication date: November 1st 2012
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
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?
5 of 5 Barbie Girl
Barbie Girl is one of those reads that sneaks up on you and you can't put it down until you have finished reading it. The book cover is a little deceiving and I think that people will not want to read it because of the cover but once you get passed that cover the gem that is written inside is totally epic! When I started reading it I thought hey this is a different story because the roles were a little reversed as to people were calling the main character a slut and she just took it like nothing and kept going and then the other main character is a geek and over one summer he transforms himself and he is no longer a nerd but this gorgeous boy that people start to notice.
All Barbie wants to do is get out of high school so she can take her brother and move out of Alabama. She wants to get out of Alabama and start a new life for her and her brother because everyday she has to live with being bullied for something she is not. She thinks by moving she will have a better life and she can take care of her little brother. But as Barbie finds out sometimes it is better to stand up to the problem rather then hide or run from the problem. Not to mention the fact that she might not graduate from high school if she can't pass algebra. So Barbie is determined to find someone to help her with Algebra to make her dream come true.
Dylan Knight just wants to get the hell out of high school. He hates it because he is bullied everyday by the popular crowd. Then over the summer he decides to change himself. So he reinvents himself by bulking up and he is soon looked at by everyone differently. Barbie notices him and tells him she will help him get his high school crush if he helps her pass algebra and Dylan agrees because he has had a crush on Katie for so long and she belongs to the popular club. But as time goes by Dylan starts to treat Barbie like the rest of the school and treats her funny. Then something changes for Barbie and Dylan and he realizes that everything they say about Barbie is a lie and he tries to apologize but Barbie makes him work for it.
Then the unexpected happens and Dylan starts to see Barbie differently. Is it possible he could be in love with Barbie? Or will he get the girl of his dreams Katie? What is a guy to do when he has conflicting feelings? This is a must read for everyone!
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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.
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