The Jerk Magnet
By Melody Carlson
About the book:
When Chelsea Martin's new stepmother gives her a new makeover, she discovers that her appearance (and social standing) have changed completely! Having gone from geek to chic, she know finds herself getting attention from guys and now is sitting at the popular table. But she quickly finds out that 1. All of the guys that are attracted to her are jerks, and 2. Girls don't want to be friends with the girl that all the guys want. Will Chelsea learn that self-image isn't everything
This was a good book. The premise is exploring if looks are as important as we tend to make them. The main character, Chelsea, is gawky and pretty much invisible in the beginning. Then she has the opportunity to be made over and start over in a new town. What ensues takes Chelsea by surprise. Can looks matter that much? Chelsea becomes determined to find out.
At first the book just plotted along like any other YA would. It was okay but towards the end Chelsea and her friends made some decisions that took me by surprise and made the ending great!
"Sometimes the best way to handle rejection is to expect it. Just accept that antagonism is coming your way and get beyond it as quickly and quietly as possible."
“Available January 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”