In Delia Ephron’s latest book, fifteen-year-old Sukie is vain, self-centered, loves her hair, and is concerned about her love life. She also possesses a special mirror and a mystical dog.
Sukie is a troubled girl, but the vast layers of her vanity make it difficult to empathize with her plight throughout the book. Some will find her obsession with her appearance very true to teenage girl life while others may be put off by it. Ephron allows a deep view into Sukie’s mind and thoughts, but her narcissistic nature clouds deeper points of the novel.
It’s a hit-or-miss type of book, but by all means try it out!
If you liked The Girl with the Mermaid Hair, try:
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
For something a LITTLE different, try:
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
For something REALLY different, try:
Fallout by Ellen Hopkins
Review by Carlen