Things Jolie Needs To Do Before She Bites It – By Kerry Winfrey

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Goodreads Synopsis: Jolie’s a lot of things, but she knows that pretty isn’t one of them. She has mandibular prognathism, which is the medical term for underbite. Chewing is a pain, headaches are a common occurrence, and she’s never been kissed. She’s months out from having a procedure to correct her underbite, and she cannot wait to be fixed.

While her family watches worst-case scenario TV shows, Jolie becomes paralyzed with the fear that she could die under the knife. She and her best friends Evelyn and Derek decide to make a Things Jolie Needs To Do Before She Bites It (Which Is Super Unlikely But Still, It Could Happen) list. Things like: eat every appetizer on the Applebee’s menu and kiss her crush, Noah Reed. Their plan helps Jolie discover what beauty truly means to her.

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I picked this book up on a whim because the story sounded interesting and cute, and also because the cover is super cool.

I ended up quitting this book a little over 50 pages in. The writing style bugged me from the first few pages, while I liked the idea of Jolie’s character, to me she sounded like an adult’s approximation of what a teenager sounded like. The writing really grated on me. And the further into the story I got, the more I couldn’t stand Jolie, despite wanting to. She was selfish and annoying, and I felt like she used her friends.

I wish I could have been able to get into the plot more. I would have loved to see more with her sister, and how the author dealt with the teenage pregnancy plot line. But in the end this just wasn’t the book for me.

I gave this book 1 star on Goodreads.

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