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Danielle lives under the big Texas sky with her two Golden Retrievers. She is a French teacher and enjoys spending her spare time traveling doing mission work, reading, writing, playing guitar and singing. She can also be found dancing and trying her hand at photography. At twenty-four years old Danielle is the seasoned author of “Against All Odds: The Ruby Princess” (2004) and “Le Beau Coeur- The Beautiful Heart” (2009). She is also the author of countless E-readers.
on Jan. 24, 2013 :
This amusing short story let’s us have a peek into the live of teenaged Virginia Wargenheimer. As every teenager, she’s going through that particularly awkward stage as best as she can; she’s a middle child, sandwiched between two male brothers who seem musically inclined (which she isn’t), required to sell Girl Scout Cookies she doesn’t want to and her parents are absolutely clueless on how to deal with her.
How clueless? They even set her up for a blind (?) date with Bobby Molaboni (gulp!)
However, Virginia is somewhat special (she calls herself weird… but aren’t we all?) and decides to do all within her means to thwart this oncoming episode. She has a masterful plan to become her “opposite” self… and then everything, as in the best laid plans of mice and men, goes belly up. It had a very funny and ironic, (yet too abrupt!) conclusion.
Highly recommended for an enjoyable and quick read..
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on May 21, 2012 :
I really do like this author's style. This book is the third one that I've read, and again I would say this is aimed towards the teen market; but I still really liked it.
Virginia seems to be quite a troubled teen, who is just trying to find her own way in life (many youngsters would relate very much to her feelings and emotions). Her parents have rather bizarre methods of trying to help her find herself, which includes going as far as arranging a date for her. In some ways this book bore similarities to my own teen experiances, making me laugh and cringe for her. Lovely story!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)