Book Summary: Everyone knows how all those fairly tales go. The princess gets beautiful, nabs her prince, falls instantly in love, lives happily ever after and leaves her evil stepsisters in the dust.
But what happens when you’re the ugly stepsister and your obnoxiously perfect-read pretty, smart, and, worst of all sickeningly nice – stepsister is dating the charming, tall, devastatingly handsome guy you’ve has a thing for since you were nine years old?
Quirky, artistic and snarky Mattie Lowe does not lead a charmed life. Her mother is constantly belittling her on Skype. Mercedes, the school mean girl, has made it her personal mission to torment Mattie. But worst of all…Her stepsister Ella is the most beautiful, popular girl in school and is dating Mattie’s secret longtime crush, Jake Kingston.
Tired of being left out and done with waiting for her own stupid fairy godmother to show up, Mattie decides to change her life. She’ll start by running for senior class president against wildly popular Jake.
Ella can keep her Prince Annoying. Mattie’s going to rule the school.
And no one, not even a cute and suddenly flirty Jake, is going to stop her.
“The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back” is a sweet, clean, contemporary young adult romance.
My Review: I read this story in less than 24 hours; yes that’s right less then 24 hours. It is a very cute take on a modern day fairytale staring the “Ugly Stepsister”. Mattie is a girl most people can relate to in high school. If you were not popular you know how she feels. She is funny, charming, and has all the insecurities that high school brings. She deals with bullying and takes on her world with a purpose. This is also a wonderful sister story and shows how two stepsister can become family.