How to be a Girly Girl in Just Ten Days

How to be a Girly Girl in Just Ten Days

Book rating: 04 Paperback Candy Apple Books (Paperback)

By (author) Lisa Papademetriou

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  • Publisher: Scholastic US
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 188mm x 15mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 31 July 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0439890586
  • ISBN 13: 9780439890588
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Sales rank: 172,069

Product description

Nicolette Spicer (Nick to her friends) is a tomboy through and through. But everything changes when she meets a cutie named Ben and decides she has to ditch the jock look if she wants him to notice her. 5 1/4x 7 5/8.

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Author information

Lisa Papademetriou is the author of the Candy Apple books HOW TO BE A GIRLY GIRL IN JUST TEN DAYS and ACCIDENTALLY FABULOUS. Her first hardcover novel, SIXTH-GRADE GLOMMERS, NORKS, AND ME, was named one of the best books of the year by Lisa was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and now lives with her family in Northampton, Massachusetts. Visit her online at

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By TeensReadToo 25 Sep 2010 4

Nicolette Spicer, or Nick, has always been a tomboy, and wasn't ashamed of it. She was proud of the way she dressed and carried herself and she was proud at how well she did at basketball. But Nick's feelings about herself begin to change when she literally bumps into Ben, the new guy at school. Who knew he could be so cute up close?

Now Nick begins to crush on Ben, but there seems to be one little problem. It looks like Ben only goes for the types of girls who are completely into the way they look and the latest fashions. Girls like Hannah, who just so happens to also be on the basketball team -- but who is also pretty, Nick's enemy, and definitely the one Ben would go out with. Nick knows nothing about fashion and hasn't really cared about the way she looks, but she's determined to have Ben notice her girly side, and hopefully have him choose her over Hannah.

The only way Nick can accomplish this is to get a makeover, and she needs one quick so she can make her big debut as a girly girl at Hannah's party, which Ben will just so happen to be attending. But will this makeover be totally beneficial in helping Nick to get Ben? Or will it just make her feel even worse about herself?

Words just can't describe how hilarious and entertaining HOW TO BE A GIRLY GIRL IN JUST TEN DAYS was. Lisa Papademetriou shows us that sometimes being yourself is more worth it and definitely less time-consuming than a makeover. This is the perfect quick read for anyone who just wants to sit back and relax.