Someone I Wanted to Be

Someone I Wanted to Be

Book - 2016
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Tiring of being a studious girl when nobody sees anything about her beyond her weight, Leah calls an older man, pretending to be her thin, popular friend, only to find her life spinning out of control as she discovers herself and her true friends.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780763681562
Characteristics: 324 pages ; 22 cm


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Dec 05, 2016

This book is awful!!! I usually read crime novels but this time I wanted to experience reading a romantic book and I wish that I didn't. When I read the book's review I was very excited to read it... It's about a fat girl who wants to be a doctor but she can't study in the school because the boys there are noisy, she can't study at home, and her popular friends Kristy and Corinne aren't making her feel much better because they only care for themselves... Until she meets a guy with her friends and... *I won't spoil you the rest* Well, the guy is older than them (he is maybe in his 30s) but here is the funny thing: when you read that she has fallen in love with this guy and that she feels very nervous when she talks to him, you will probably think, like me, that he looks like Ryan Gosling or maybe Hugh Jackman but guess what! This guy is ugly and disgusting! I don't want to get into details about how he is supposed to look. I can just tell you that he is the most disgusting and ugly person that you would imagine. Besides Lea is stupid and all she thinks about is how to be skinny and look hotter than Kristy. I give this book 2/10.
- @rahmamawlood of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library


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