Lexi, a junior at Red Rock High School, has made a fine art of going unnoticed, while her younger sister Tifani has just started high school and is already in the "cool" crowd. In fact, Tifani does everything better than Lexi and gets everything that Lexi wants, and Lexi is starting to resent it: "My wishes equal her life." Throw in an arch-nemesis in the form of cheerleader Amberlee, and Lexi is in for a pretty tough time. Nevertheless, Lexi has a list of things she wants to accomplish this school year, which include having a date to a dance and getting noticed. She daydreams about the quarterback, Brendon, oblivious to the feelings of her long-time friend Gabe. Then Gabe asks her to pretend to be his girlfriend to save him from unwanted attention from other girls. But what happens when Lexi actually starts falling for him? Along with a position on the school newspaper and her creative writing class with Ms. Danou, things start looking up. And who knows, Lexi might even get her wish after all.
This is a multi-layered story full of bullying, sibling rivalry, friendship, and romance, with a few writing tips thrown in along the way. Lexi's voice is fresh and humorous, and I loved her interactions with her friends Tillie, Asha, Riker, and Gabe. Lexi's real life story is interspersed with fragments of her fictional paranormal story. Her English teacher gives her plot pointers which cleverly translate to Lexi's real life situations.
A very satisfying read that will leave you with a smile on your face.
I received this book in return for an honest review.