{Blog Tour} Review: Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta

Posted July 19, 2013 by Bee in Blog Tour, Reviews / 1 Comment

Hey and welcome to Istyria book blog! Today I’m part of the Barbie World Blog Tour! For that I have read and reviewed book 1, Barbie Girl. And don’t forget the tour wide giveaway! You can win a 25$ Amazon Giftcard, a signed copy of book 1, Barbie Girl, and some swag. So check it out! 😀

{Blog Tour} Review: Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta

Barbie Girl


by Heidi Acosta
Series: Baby Doll #1
Pages: 191
Published on November 1st 2012
by Heidi Acosta
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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The only thing that 17 year old Barbie Starr wants to do is graduate high school so she and her little brother, Everett, can get out of Alabama. She doesn’t care about the rumors that are spread around about her like wild fire. Rumors are nothing new to her. Sure, maybe she could change her reputation, but why bother. She is leaving Alabama as soon as she can. That is, if she can pass algebra and graduate.

The only thing Dylan Knight would like to do is go through high school unnoticed; he has had enough of the drama that is high school. He took the whole of last summer to bulk-up: finally he is not being called names or being shoved into lockers. He wants to remain on the outside of the circle of constant rumors that surround the so-called popular kids who get all the attention. He would not, however, mind if his long time crush Katie took notice of him.

But it is Barbie who notices Dylan and she offers him a deal he can’t pass up: if he helps her pass algebra, she’ll help him get the girl of his dreams. Dylan agrees, but, as it turns out, nothing is simple when it comes to Barbie. Somehow, she can’t help but draw attention to herself — and to him. Soon Dylan finds himself tossed into the whirlwind of rumors that seem to follow Barbie everywhere. Can he save his reputation and still get the girl of his dreams? Or will Barbie be the one to break through his carefully-built facade?

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

5 Stars
Review

This book is everything I thought it would be. It doesn’t exactly qualify as a light summer read because there is a bunch of drama and tons of emotions in it, but it does have one of the sweetest romances I have ever read.

Okay so this book is about Dylan, who is kind of a nerd, and Barbie. Barbie has a reputation, a bad one. But there’s more to her then meets the eye. Her mother is drunk most of the time and she has to take care of her little brother Everett, who happens to be autistic. So it’s not strange that she’s failing classes and needs a tutor. That tutor is Dylan, a boy she’s known from when she was a kid. If he helps her get an A, she’ll help him get the girl he wants. What they didn’t count on was that they’d get real feelings for each other.

Again, I have to say that the romance in this book was just so sweet. Even though this is a pretty short book, it builds up nicely and not to fast. It feels so right when they are together and their chemistry just touched me. I really loved them both and I loved this book and I really really want to read book 2 now because I really want to know what happens next for them.

I absolutely loved Barbie. She’s the opposite of what you’d picture for a girl named Barbie. She’s badass and like I said, she has a bad reputation. But there’s more to her. She’s so caring and has so much love to give. I loved her. And Dylan. The kind of hot nerd boy. Yeah… I want a Dylan for myself… Third is also awesome. He’s a very loyal friend and I liked him very much.

This book was sweet, romantic, funny, full of drama,… It had everything I look for in this genre. It had more depth then I thought it would, and the writing was also very good. So yeah, I want to read the next book!

If you love a sweet romance and a not-so-light-but-still-great summer read, this is the book for you to read this summer. Whether you’re at home in the yard or at the beach, this book is great to read. Even in the winter, curled up under a blanket, it would be a good way to spend your time.

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About Heidi Acosta

Heidi Acosta was born on Long Island, New York. Moving around a lot when she was younger, she has lived in New York, Arizona, New York (again), Washington, Georgia, and Florida, in that order. Each place offered her something special, but she will always consider New York her home.

Heidi started writing as soon as she could spell. When she was three, Heidi’s mother gave her a copy of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods; thus beginning her lifelong love affair with literature.

Writing soon also became a form of therapy for Heidi, when she realized that no matter what was happening in her life, she could find emotional escape while writing. Some of her earliest stories featured her as a princess who explored new worlds with her horse Buttercup. If it sounds romantic, it wasn’t, there was no prince charming in those fairy lands (boys where yucky).

Heidi now resides in Florida with her husband, very active daughter, one hyper Chihuahua, two sweet cats, and one very fat moody cat.

Don’t forget to check out the tour schedule for more awesome reviews of book 1 AND 2!

 

Bee

About Heidi Acosta

Heidi Acosta was born on Long Island, New York. Moving around a lot when she was younger, she has lived in New York, Arizona, New York (again), Washington, Georgia, and Florida, in that order. Each place offered her something special, but she will always consider New York her home.

Heidi started writing as soon as she could spell. When she was three, Heidi’s mother gave her a copy of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods; thus beginning her lifelong love affair with literature.

Writing soon also became a form of therapy for Heidi, when she realized that no matter what was happening in her life, she could find emotional escape while writing. Some of her earliest stories featured her as a princess who explored new worlds with her horse Buttercup. If it sounds romantic, it wasn’t, there was no prince charming in those fairy lands (boys where yucky).

Heidi now resides in Florida with her husband, very active daughter, one hyper Chihuahua, two sweet cats, and one very fat moody cat.

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