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Vintage Veronica

By Abby Aldrich, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Overweight teen finds her voice, learns a friendship lesson.

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Vintage Veronica is an excellent read with a great lesson for anyone who has ever wanted to fit in. Teens will be able to relate to Veronica's fear about falling out of favor with the cooler girls, and they'll cheer for her when she finally uses her true voice.

Veronica's inner dialogue gives us a peek inside her self-deprecating, sweet,
and silly mind. We see how difficult it is for her to go with her gut and stand
up to Zoe and Ginger. We also see how hard it is for her to understand why Lenny
seems to like her so much. By the end of the book, though, Veronica is inspiring
as she transforms from a girl who hides away on the 4th floor, too afraid to be
herself for fear of ridicule and rejection, to a self-assured young woman who is
ready to come out into the light of day and be herself, no matter what. 

Book Details

  • Author: Erica S. Perl
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • Publication date: March 9, 2010
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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