I realized, as a book reviewer, I’m full of nothing but regrets. Today we are reviewing a book that I regret not reading before.
It was a book I downloaded from NetGalley back in 2019, when I first started viewing it. Suddenly I was overwhelmed, got into a recession, several recessions, and now in 2021.
It was great. My heart is warm, tears too. I had a great time with this roller coaster.
Pipi McGee humiliations
according to Beth Vrabel
Summary of books
Award-winning author Beth Vrabel writes with humor and compassion about a girl who wants to give up embarrassing moments before leaving high school. The first eight years of Penelope McGee’s education were a humiliation curriculum. Now she seeks redemption and a little revenge.
From her kindergarten self-portrait as a bacon with her breasts to fourth grade, when she tucked her pants into the library due to a stuck zipper to seventh grade, where … well, she’s not talking about seventh grade. Sometime.
After hearing a counselor teaching how high school will be a clean sheet for everyone, Pipi, fearing that eight humiliations will accompany her into Northbrook High School halls, decides to correct her early education in high school last year and save others innocent from the same chosen, laughed fate. Pipi McGee seeks redemption, but she will retaliate as well.
Offended people hurt people
Beth Vrabel, Pipi McGee Humiliation
A copy of this book was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
With sympathetic characters, a quick storyline, and pleasant writing, I couldn’t rule it out.
Grade 8: New school year, opportunity for a fresh start. For Pipi McGee, it’s a fresh start opportunity, but first she has to check things out of her “List,” that is, of the 8 biggest humiliations, and take revenge on everyone who humiliated her. From Regina George, who goes to high school, to the grim Kara Samson, her long-term unrequited sympathy, which terribly rejected her, Jackson Thorpe, and the always unbearable Frau Jacobs … and almost everyone who escaped, avoided, and mocked Pipi Touch.
Despite all the experiences, she had her best friend Tasha next door. A brave, fearless, track team captain and book lover with dyslexia who, no matter how busy her agenda, always took the time and stood up for her best friend Pipi. She also had Ricky, who had always been by her side from the beginning, but she was too blind to realize it and believed they were friends because of his admiration for Tash.
I liked all the characters. From Pipi, her family, school friends, a popular school group, but perhaps not as boring as stale bread Jackson Thorpe. He’s still young, obviously understanding himself, of course, but the man I wanted him to have more of. Also, I enjoyed the relationships and complex personalities of the characters in this book. Especially Pipi, who sometimes made me scream and hide for fear of the consequences of her actions, but at the same time hug and comfort her.
In addition to school, it focuses on Pipi’s family life because of her bad relationship with sister Eliza, her charming but insanely smart and wise 4-year-old daughter Annie, divorced parents and her new mother’s boyfriend, Alec. It was a refreshing and great balance to the chaos at school, and it added more depth to Pipi’s life than working on The List.
I particularly enjoyed the way this book addresses issues such as generations of bullying, resentment, and power complexes. The plot is pretty predictable, but I think it gets on the good side of the predictable, where it’s well-planned and meaningful. It was a very enjoyable reading.