Effie At The Wedding

Rated 3.88/5 based on 18 reviews
Effie has a million reasons why she's not thrilled to be at her sister's wedding. When she finds herself locked in the bathroom, she thinks she might just stay there. It's better than hearing from her mom about how often she's been to the buffet or how beautiful Ophelia looks in her wedding dress.

In this hysterical young adult short story, Effie will have to find a reason to celebrate. More
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Words: 3,190
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458126467
About Tracy Marchini

Tracy Marchini is a freelance writer and editorial consultant. Before launching her own editorial service, she worked at a literary agency, as a children's book reviewer, a newspaper correspondent and a freelance copywriter. She may also be known as the worst kickball player to ever grace her schoolyard.

More information about her and her critique services can be found at www.tracymarchini.com.

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Review by: rhonda laney on Dec. 29, 2011 :
Review:Effie at the wedding by tracy Marchini
This is a very short story. Deals with Effie at her big sister's wedding.
I can see this story could be real. Effie is always counting down 3 reasons why or why not how she feels about something.
Like what she does like about the groom and three reasons she is not happy her sister is getting married.
She is dealing with some real issues. How she feels about her weight how her mom feels about her weight.
I would read more of Tracy's work. it is easy to follow,seams real, clean now swearing or sex scenes. I wash given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Librarythings.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: TalkSupe Blogspot on Dec. 07, 2011 :
I thought that this was a full length novel but it turned out, much to my delight, that it's a funny but heart warming short story.

This is a story of Effie, an overweight teen, who has mixed emotions about her big sister's, Ophelia, wedding. I found her state of denial hysterical but sweet. For starters, her sister marrying a handsome doctor feels like a life sentence for our heroine. She feels like she has to compete or be doomed for a life of single blessedness.

I like the lists that she makes to justify her rants but of course we all know that it's just her way to make thigs easier for her to accept. It's obvious how much she adores and looks up to Ophelia. I found the story cute, having gone to countless weddings with close family and friends, I can relate to Effie's dread that she'll lose what relationship she has with her big sis.

I recommend this to girl siblings and it doesn't matter if one of you is getting married or not. It's a charming story between siblings who love each other.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jencey Gortney on Dec. 03, 2011 :
So here is my list:
Three Reasons why you will like this book:
1. Effie is full of humor.
2. I hope you like lists.
3. Great book for if you like to read about weddings.
Thank you to Tracy Marchini for providing this book.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Aparna Sethuraman on Nov. 29, 2011 :
This was a very odd little story When I read the summary I thought it might be an interesting story .. But I was disappointed.. A very childish story that I read in abt 5-7 minutes
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: jordan chapman on Nov. 25, 2011 :
Extremely funny read, but I was suprised at how short it was. I came back to the site thinking that something was wrong and it didn't download but it was just a cute, short read. Wishing it was longer but loved it anyway.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Gjo50 on Nov. 21, 2011 :
Effie at the Wedding, a short story, by Trac Marchini, is a fun, joyful read, tailor made for teen girls at that awkward age or anyone who has ever been there. Effie, sister of the bride, does not want to attend the wedding, making a list of her reasons, along with lots of other lists. During an attempt to disappear for a while, Effie a bathroom stall holds Effie hostage to complete the merriment of the reader.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Patrizia on Nov. 20, 2011 : (no rating)
This was a very short and sweet book. It was very easy to read and would appeal to teenage girls. Although I enjoyed reading this book I did feel that it was too short and more of a story suited for a magazine rather than a book. I like the writing style and would be interested to read more by this author
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Robin on Nov. 18, 2011 :
Effie has made a list of the reasons she does not want to go to her sister's wedding and other situations she encounters. This is a short clean read. A good one that makes you smile and laugh. Effie is an enjoyable,witty character and I would love to read more about her.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Loony Gryphon on Nov. 15, 2011 :
This was very cute and made me laugh. I secretly think that brides to be all go a little crazy when planning a wedding and that for your own sanity you should let them get it out of their system. I also think that bridesmaid dresses are chosen for the amusement of the bride when they look back at wedding photos, because face it, the bride usually only has eyes for the groom.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: InkyBlots on Nov. 07, 2011 :
This is an enjoyable short story that I read before going to bed last night. Very relaxing, and it made me smile.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Angelic Anzaldua on Nov. 07, 2011 :
Effie is a funny charater. I love her lists, always coming up with reasons not to do something. An amusing short story about a girl not really happy about her sisters wedding but funny none the less. I think this would be a great book it has potential for so much more...
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Robin Orr on Nov. 05, 2011 :
"Effie At The Wedding" by Tracy Marchini is a very sweet short story of a teenage girl named Effie who is at her older sister, Ophelia's wedding. Effie has all the common teenage "angst" you find in todays young people. She lives with her family who appear to be consumed with her weight and seem over-critical of her in other ways as well. Effie fears that her sisters' wedding will be the end of her special sister/best friend relationship with Ophelia. Effie is witty and charming, sensitive, and intuitive. I love when she locks herself in the bathroom to avoid the family. Her list-making reminds me of myself as a teenager.

I would definitely recommend this short and sweet story to any girls who would like a light read that will make you smile.

I was given a copy of this book by the publisher. I was not required to give a positive review and all my opinions are my own.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Donna Lawrence on Nov. 02, 2011 :
Effie at the Wedding is a very short, quick read.
The story chronicles the wedding day of older sister, bride to be. "The thin and pretty one" and the maid of honor, younger sister, not so pretty, insecure and slightly overweight Effie. Effie likes to make lists, her lists are witty. Most of the story takes place in the bathroom where Effie is hiding away her insecurities, until her sister arrives and she realizes that she (older sister) will always be there for Effie.
-love the cover
-should have been longer
-want to see what happens to Effie now
Perhaps this could be a series of short stories
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Nic Nac on Nov. 02, 2011 :
This is an enjoyable story about Effie, a teenage girl, who has conflicting feelings about her older sister getting married. It is a first person account, which showcases Effie’s witty personality. She lists reasons why/why not to several situations—which I found particularly amusing.

Pros: This is an entertaining, clean read. The flow is smooth and the story is cute.

Cons: There are tense changes throughout the story that I find somewhat distracting (present/past) as well as one or two grammar issues.

Overall: I recommend this fun, quirky short story. It takes 10-15 minutes to read, and will surely put a smile on your face.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from LibraryThing’s Member Giveaways. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Tona Cruz Dominguez on Oct. 25, 2011 :
This is a cute short story about a girl named Effie, who's sister is getting married. Effie feels that she is always judged by her family except by her sister. Effie is scared that her sister will leave her and she will have no one to love her. By the end of the story you see that Effie and her sister will continue to be as close as they ever were.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: justmax on Oct. 16, 2011 :
This is a very short, very sweet story about the bond between sisters. Effie is the Maid of Honour at her older sister's wedding and, during the reception, she makes lists about everything from her dress (too pink) to her sister's new husband (too nice) but, mostly, she obsesses about her fear that she is losing her sister who is also her best friend.

Yes, it is very short but there is a lot of story packed into this short story! Definitely, worth the read.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Margaret (Literary Chanteuse) on Oct. 13, 2011 :
A short but sweet book! A young girl deals with her feelings of losing her older sister while attending her sister's wedding. Funny and a pleasant read!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: georgiamom on Sep. 16, 2011 : (no rating)
I read Effie at the Wedding in about 6 minutes. I was expecting a book, and kept looking for more chapters. It was a cute enough short story.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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