Monday, May 21, 2012

Changing My Wardrobe by Deb Hanrahan - Review and Giveaway

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Title: Changing My Wardrobe
Author: Deb Hanrahan
Publisher: Philyra Publishing
Publish Date: May 26, 2011

Synopsis: Incoming freshman, Lindsey Ames, wants to take Italian,and she wants to join the National Honor Society. 
She wants a new image, and she wants better clothes.
She wants Avery to stop tormenting her, and she wants Marco to ask her out. 

She wants Jocelyn to go away, but she wants Grouper to be happy. 
She wants to save Teeny's reputation, but she doesn't want to lose everything. 
Will Lindsey find the courage to stand up to her enemies before it's too late?

My Thoughts: Changing My Wardrobe by Deb Hanrahan is another hard hitting book. Hanrahan brought to light bullying, and showed just how hurtful and dangerous it can be. I would like to think that people will connect with this book and see how much damage can be done.

Lindsey is a typical teen. She is a little shy, wants good grades, and wants to be with her friends. Entering school her freshman year looking for a new start she has some struggles. She deals with constant bullying from a classmate, a new love interest, and new friends. Sometimes she seems a little selfish but she is really just a creature of habit, I think. Over all I think she was a really great girl. She definitely cared a lot for her friends.

I love Teeny and Grouper! They are Lindsey's best friends and they just really shine. Teeny is spunky and fun. She is a very tough girl. Grouper is fun loving and easy going. His demeanor is so great to read. Jocelyn is an interesting girl. She always kind of stuck out to me in the book. She wasn't scared to be herself and stand up to people.

Avery and Cal were a mess. Not like they were written bad, no they were very well written. I mean their lives were falling apart and so they tore apart everyone else around them. I could have almost felt bad for them at times but other times I just felt like they were truly evil.

The bullying and trouble in this book is so plausible. It is a constant problem in schools, and I feel like Hanrahan did a great job showing that. I only had one small issue with this book. Sometimes the conversations seemed a little forced. It wasn't all the time and the book was still really good. I think this would be a very good read for any young adults, and even for older people. 


Author Bio:

I live with my husband and three teenagers in the Chicagoland burbs. After graduating from the

University of Illinois with a B.S. in Chemistry, I worked at a nuclear power plant for five years. I then left my career to stay at home with my three kids.

Seemingly, overnight, I went from being crazy-busy to having way too much time on my hands. With my husband working long hours and my kids pursuing their own lives, I had to reinvent myself. So, I decided to write that book I always wanted to write. Changing My Wardrobe is my first novel

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  1. My favorite thing about high school was seeing my friends every day.

  2. Melissa,
    Thanks for reading and reviewing CMW. You have a great blog.

  3. Lauren,
    I love my high school friends, and now (25 yrs later)I still get together with them a couple of times a year.

  4. I had a hard time in high school and throughout school so I really don't have a favorite thing. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

  5. I'm not entering the contest (already own CMW), just wanted to pop in and say nice review. I'm not normally one for reading YA, but this was an amazing book - I would recommend it to anyone!

  6. I didn't have a favorite thing about high school. Honestly it was all very blah for me.