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Friday, April 9, 2010

Lifted by Wendy Toliver



Lifted by Wendy Toliver
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis: Poppy Browne is none too thrilled to be the new girl in Pleasant Acres, Texas--especially after her mother enrolls her in a private Baptist school. But to her delight, Poppy is pulled into the cool clique on her first day at Calvary High, and her new friends, Mary Jane and Whitney, are as genuinely nice as they are gorgeous and rich.

The catch? Her new pals have a nasty shoplifting habit, and before long Poppy is also a theft enthusiast. But when the girls' addictions get out of hand and friendships are threatened, it's up to Poppy to set things right ....

Review: I remember being excited. I remembering tearing the package open. I remember starting on this book even though I had about five tests to study for. Then, I remember putting the book down. The beginning was kind of choppy, and it just played out fair, not enough for me to continue reading it.

So I picked it up again a couple days later, and it turns out, I should have stuck with it in the first place! It was a gripping read; the conflicts just got more and more tangled as the pages turned. I had no choice but to finish the book once and for all. The backdrop of the novel, the school where Poppy attends, really made it more enjoyable. I loved reading about how the classy girls weren't really classy at all.

Poppy shouldn't have shoplifted in the first place. She was already perfect. It did get kind of frustrating along the way, though. I threw a mini fit, if you will. As for the romance, it was just the right amount and will forever make me laugh and smile. ♥ (I'm feeling hearty today, so there! A heart!)

Wendy Toliver did an amazing job with this novel!

What I thought about...

The Beginning: I didn't really get into it; the events just didn't capture my attention. But I have to admit, Poppy's attitude was funny ;)

The Middle: This is where I reached the point of no return, and coincidentally, so did Poppy. Cue the flipping of pages!

The End: It was amazing; made me smile :)

FTC: Received for review from Around The World Tours

9 comments:

Book Crazy Jenn said...

This one looks cool - I love your break down, I cant wait to read it, smiling is always good!

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Ooo I should be getting this book soon. Thanks for the head up on the beginning. I'll make sure to stick with it, lol Great review!

brizmus said...

WOW! I'd never heard of this book, but it's just been added to my tbr list. Poppy sounds fantastic! I can't wait to read this! I'll have to remember, though, that it may take me a minute to get into it. Thanks for the warning.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Nice review dear. I need to try this one.

~The Book Pixie said...

I'm so excited about this book. It sounds like a great read and has been on my wishlist a while now. Thanks for the great review!

~Briana :D

Anna R said...

Great review- I however loved it from the beginning- so funny and I loved Boppy. A wonderful read.

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lizbeth said...

What would you guys say is the books theme?
And in what pagespages can I find good quotes coming from poppy?