I really enjoyed this teen romance. I think we all know somebody who just lives a charmed life and everything comes easily to them. Such is the case for Mattie Lowe. Her stepsister is the pretty one, the smart one, and the popular one all rolled into one. Because of her sister’s encouraging, Mattie finally gets the courage to go for what she wants.
Ugly Stepsister is a great novel for young girls (and boys who are interested). It speaks to not sitting back and letting life happen to you but stepping up and taking charge. Mattie takes chances and steps out of her comfort zone to get what she wants. As with many YA love stories this one winds up a bit predictably but that’s not always a bad thing. In this case the premise of the story is different enough that it keeps things interesting.
I’ll certainly be on the lookout for more by this author as a great story to spend a relaxing afternoon reading when I’m taking a break in between the more involved stories. It’s the perfect palate cleanser.