Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Hot List Review
The Hot List by Hillary Homzie
Genre: Juvenile fiction
Publisher: Aladdin Books
Source: Shelf Awareness win sent by the author
Sophie Fanuchi and her BFF Maddie Chen posted the “Hot List” as a joke—just a silly tally of the cutest boys at Travis Middle School. But the list takes on a life of its own, and the girls are thrust into the popular crowd, which pleases Maddie to no end…and angers Sophie. As Sophie and Maddie’s friendship begins to unravel, Sophie makes a bet that will expose the list as meaningless: She has to make over their wacky classmate, Squid, and land him on the list. Can Sophie turn a nottie into a hottie…and can any bet or list replace the importance of friendship?
This was a fun read and good for girls 9 and up. Sophie and Maddie are fun and discover how words even written can change how people behave.
When Sophie accepts the challenge to get the weirdo kid on the “Hot List” she begins to question her decision to publicize the list. She also shows the school that even when you “clean” someone up it’s inside that makes the person who they are.
This is a good read for middle school girls and a fun read.