Saturday, May 31, 2008

You Are SO Not Invited to my Bat Mitzvah! by: Fiona Rosenbloom

You Are SO Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah is a sweet novel that any girl, Jewish, Christian, or otherwise, can enjoy. Our story starts three weeks prior to Stacy Adelaide Freidman's bar mitzvah. Stacy's story is a typical one with several interesting twists to the new classic that keep readers interested.

Stacy lives with her "maybe single" mother after her plastic surgeon father moved out and her younger, genius-smart brother, Arthur. She spends her days hoping: to get in with the "It" clique, The Chicas, become wildly popular, marry Andy Goldfarb wannabe hip-hopper (for lack of a better word; it was either that or "gangster") and, naturally, have an amazing bat mitzvah.

Needless to say, nothing works out as she planned. Adventures in online dating, broken friendships and tween-designer name-dropping (Miss Sixty! Bebe! BCBG!) make this tale of self-discovery a keeper.

As I said in my post about

Twisted Sisters I mentioned that the main character was unlikeable.

The same goes for the main character's friend, Kelly, and even Stacy sometimes.

Although Stacy's interest in only what was good for herself was a major plot point, I hope that in the sequel

We Are SO Crashing Your Bar Mitzvah! she'll grow to become a three-dimensional, likeable character.

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