Thursday, July 15, 2010

Toto's Guest Review: What I Learned From Being a Cheerleader by Adrianne Ambrose

The following review is a guest post by my 11 year old daughter, Toto:

What I learned from being a Cheerleader
by Adrianne Ambrose

Description from Goodreads:

Eleven-year-old Elaine Rewitzer is funny, smart and happy being a geek, but when she wins a spot on the Cross Creek Middle School Buccaneers cheerleading squad, she gets totally into her new life. Her mega-brain best friend Bethany warns that Elaine will just become "part of the herd," and her best geek-guy-pal, Tim, (who‛s struggling with nose polyps) feels forgotten. Will Elaine survive the roller coaster of pre-teen cheerleader fame? Will she win the heart of the cutest boy on the basketball team? Will she confess her "uncool" love for comic books? Will she lose Bethany and Tim‛s friendship for-evah? AND WHEN WILL SHE GET HER POM POMS???

Adrianne Ambrose sent this to me to review. At first I didn't think it would be all that good, but when it got here and I saw the cover, I started reading right away.

The book was written as if it were a diary, which I liked because it made me feel like I was more part of the story. I was happy because it's a fast paced book and I never wanted to put it down, and I hadn't read that kind of book in a while. Also it made me want to read during the day, which I usually only like to read before I go to bed, and in the morning.

My favorite character is Bethany, because she's smart and she's always reading a book. Even for Halloween, Bethany dressed up as a librarian so she had an excuse to go trick-or-treating while reading.

This is definately a book geared towards tween girls that are into comics, or cheerleading....or not.

Rating: A

Check out author Adrianne Ambrose's blog here.
And here is a fun trailer that I liked, even with it's funky music!


  1. Great job Toto! I'm glad you gave the book a try even though you didn't think you'd like it. :)

  2. Thanks for the great review Toto! I really appreciate it. I'm glad you enjoy the read.

  3. Thanks for the review, Toto! I love books that are in the form of a diary.

  4. Love the video complete with the goofy music.

  5. So awesome that you were sent a book! Your review was clear and lovely. Thanx!

  6. enjoyable, personal, and informative.

    the Bethany character sounds like a winner, and one my 10 year old daughter would gravitate towards as well. we'll both have to give this a read.



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