Friday, August 26, 2011
Review: The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy
Jess Parker is sixteen years old and prefers to remain invisible. She's changed school nine times in the last ten years. Once again she has moved to a new town, new school and has no friends. She's on the cheerleading squad, does volunteer work and works at her grandmother's store. Jess is also being targeted by Lexy, the girl who believes Jess stole her place on the cheerleading squad. Jess may be an outsider but she is not a pushover. On her last day of school she receives a unusual invitation and before she knows it, she is being sworn into an exclusive secret society. The Cinderella Society strives to create confident, compassionate, loyal girls. The Cindy's are on a mission to give girls confidence and bring good to the world. They vow to bring down the Wicked's who prey on girls with low self-esteem. Jess is given a makeover both physically and mentally which causes her crush to take notice. The only problem is Ryan is Lexy's brother. Lexy is a member of the Wicked's, and Jess is committed bring down Lexy.
I had seen this book on another blogger's site, and added it to my wishlist. I was very excited to have Egmont provide me with a review copy. 'The Cinderella Society' is an empowering novel for young girls with a positive message. I loved Jess's transformation. Her transformation was gradual, and at times she wasn't sure of herself. However, in the end she knew who she was and did her best to help others. She was a confident girl who had her own faults. I really enjoyed the fact that the popular girls at school were not the stereotypical mean girls. Even though the Cindy's were trying to do good, Jess often questioned their actions. Jess had her own way of dealing with Lexy. This was a refreshing book with a new concept. It was an easy, enjoyable read.