Author: Roxanne St. Claire
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (Random House)
Published On: July 10, 2012
Source: own copy
When plain and unpopular Annie Nutter gets zapped by one of her dad's whacked-out inventions, she lands in a parallel universe where her life becomes picture-perfect. Now she's Ayla Monroe, daughter of the same mother but a different father—and she's the gorgeous, rich queen bee of her high school.
In this universe, Ayla lives in glitzy Miami instead of dreary Pittsburgh and has beaucoup bucks, courtesy of her billionaire—if usually absent—father. Her friends hit the clubs, party backstage at concerts, and take risks that are exhilirating . . . and illegal. Here she's got a date to lose her V-card with the hottest guy she's ever seen.
But on the inside, Ayla is still Annie.
So when she's offered the chance to leave the dream life and head home to Pittsburgh, will she take it?
The choice isn't as simple as you think.
I absolutely adore this book! The ending was superb! I love it. Love it. Love it.
One thing nice about this novel other than the funny way it was written is the lesson behind the story. Popularity and money are not the goals we should have in our life to have a fulfilled life. I know it's kinda clich'e but this is true-love brings happiness. We can have money and all but not be happy because we ruin other people's lives. For some people, this lesson is ruminated only after they experienced some hardships. In Annie's case, she underwent a whole universally-diverse surreal experience, before she appreciated what she has. The story has that Disney original movieish feeling. The pacing was good and the events that happened were really interesting. Some were expected, but the ending was unexpected! The characters are all relatable. Annie/Ayla was not difficult to like at all, she had a common sense and a heart that is faithful and reasonable.
If you want a light, fast and enjoyable read but something substantial where you can learn something, I recommend this novel!