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Brunettes Strike Back
     

Brunettes Strike Back

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by Kieran Scott
 

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Sequel to I Was A Non-Blonde Cheerleader from New York Times bestseller Kieran Scott!

New Jersey transplant and spunky brunette Annisa and her sand Dune High cheerleading squad are headed to nationals! Just when she thinks her blonde teammates have accepted her, some of the girls have suddenly made it their mission to convert Annisa to the blonde side.

Overview

Sequel to I Was A Non-Blonde Cheerleader from New York Times bestseller Kieran Scott!

New Jersey transplant and spunky brunette Annisa and her sand Dune High cheerleading squad are headed to nationals! Just when she thinks her blonde teammates have accepted her, some of the girls have suddenly made it their mission to convert Annisa to the blonde side. Annisa thinks her luck is finally changing when her old squad makes a surprise appearance at nationals, but soon it turns into a Jersey versus Florida turf battle. torn between two worlds, and two hair colors, can one non-blonde cheerleader make it through the sea of highlights and rock nationals her own way?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
PW called I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader "a breezy, upbeat celebration of the twin virtues of cheerleading and staying true to one's self." But can Annisa remain true to herself when her blonde-squad fellow cheerleaders try to convert her in Brunettes Strike Back by Kieran Scott? What's a brunette to do? Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
VOYA
Readers who enjoyed I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader will be excited to read more about Annisa's adventures. Although the story is predictable, teens will appreciate Annisa's determination and identify with her feeling of being torn between two groups. At times it feels as if Scott is trying to do too many things at once, writing sassy chick lit one paragraph and then jumping into meaningful narration about teens dealing with moving the next. Despite this technique, most readers will find an aspect of Annisa and her situation to which they can relate, and be able to take something away from the story. VOYA CODES: 3Q 4P J S (Readable without serious defects; Broad general YA appeal; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2006, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 308p., Ages 12 to 18.
—Kristen Moreland, Teen Reviewer
Children's Literature - Mary Loftus
Those who judge this book by its cover may be surprised when they read the story—it is more than just another entry in the teen "chick-lit" category. Annisa is a cheerleader and a new student at Sand Dune High whose all-blonde squad is preparing to compete at nationals. The characters are amusing and authentic, and the relationships between the girls ring true. Annisa struggles to maintain her identity as the lone brunette as she navigates the course of a new relationship. Her "maybe-boyfriend" Daniel is the ex-boyfriend of fellow cheerleader Sage, and the conflicts between the various team members add to the fun. When Annisa's former squad shows up at nationals, she's torn between her friends, new and old. In addition, will team captain Tara get her way and turn Annisa to the blonde side before the final competition? The pace of this well-written, lighthearted story will keep cheerleading fans and readers turning pages.
School Library Journal
Gr 8-10-A sequel to I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader (Putnam, 2005). Annisa made her South Florida high school squad last year after moving from New Jersey. Now, the cheerleaders have the opportunity to attend the national competition. She still doesn't feel accepted by her teammates, and when they suggest they dye her hair to "match" theirs, she is upset. Her resistance to the idea only serves to make the other girls question her dedication. Additionally, she is interested in a boy whose ex-girlfriend is on the squad and who makes it clear that she doesn't like Annisa. Her relationship with him isn't really fleshed out, and his proclamation of waiting for her "his entire life" feels forced. Nationals are exciting, Annisa's squad takes first place, and everything works out in the end, including a first real kiss. Snappy dialogue and current references might make this formula book popular with the cheerleading set, but the subject matter, along with the propensity for using italics for effect, will leave other readers unimpressed.-Karen Hoth, Marathon Middle/High School, FL Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142407783
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
05/10/2007
Series:
Non-Blonde Cheerleader Series , #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
843,373
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.74(d)
Lexile:
710L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Kieran Scott is the author of several acclaimed young adult novels, including I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader, A Non-Blonde Cheerleader in Love, Brunettes Strike Back, and Geek Magnet. She lives with her husband and their son in New Jersey. Visit her online at www.kieranscott.net.

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Brunettes Strike Back (Non-Blonde Cheerleader Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Anissa is the best in this book. I loved al of the suprises. If you want a book with romance, drama, cheerleading, and 1 special non blonde cheerleader, then read this book! You'll like it if yu are in middle school or probably high school, then you'll like it. I am in going into 7th grade an read it when i was going into 6th and i couldn't stop since I started. Read this book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book but is it really meant to be for hghschoolers i mean it doesnt seem to have a very high reading leval
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book daniel and annisa all tb way ;* <3 ;* <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so cool i loved it
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Is this book good i have not read it yet
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i really really liked this book and i am not a big fan of books but this was so good i couldn't stop reading it i couldn't wait to turn the page and see what happend next
Guest More than 1 year ago
i though the it was a really good book. it show no matter if you change your look or not your still you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was great 4 and 1/2 stars
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book and just today I found out that there's a third book [ A Non-blonde cheerleader in love ]. I immediately went to B&N and bought it. So far it's very good. It picks up after nationals and you learn more about Annisa & Daniel [her new boyfriend.aww]. I just love this series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one of the best books ive ever read! a follow up to i was a non-blonde cheerleader, it was amazing and funny and cute and just for high school girls!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was outstanding. it was a very good second book to ' I was a non-blonde cheerleader'. The plot line in my opion was a little thin. But as always she a unexpected twist to the plot line.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a really good sequel to 'I was a non-blonde cheerleader'! If you havent read These two books yet you seriously need to it has everything!Drama,love,friendship,and cheerleading!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was good. I definetely thought the first one (I was a non blonde cheerleader) was better. The problems and obstacles Annisa faces in this interesting sequel, are solved oddly. But other then this one delima, the book was great. I definetely enjoyed reading it. I was intrigued, and humored by Annisa's great humor! I sure do recommend this book!!