Things Are Gonna Get Ugly [NOOK Book]

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When Ernestine Smith moved to California, she reinvented herself as Taffeta— so successfully that she’s now the leader of the most popular clique at La Cambria Middle School. That is, until she’s caught cheating off brilliant but geeky Winslow Fromes and her teacher gives her the option of a fresh start. What Taffeta doesn’t realize is that Mr. Dribble can magically turn her back into Ernestine. The only way to become Taffeta again is to dance with Winslow at the Winterfest dance, but even Winslow wants nothing ...
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Things Are Gonna Get Ugly

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Overview

When Ernestine Smith moved to California, she reinvented herself as Taffeta— so successfully that she’s now the leader of the most popular clique at La Cambria Middle School. That is, until she’s caught cheating off brilliant but geeky Winslow Fromes and her teacher gives her the option of a fresh start. What Taffeta doesn’t realize is that Mr. Dribble can magically turn her back into Ernestine. The only way to become Taffeta again is to dance with Winslow at the Winterfest dance, but even Winslow wants nothing to do with a loser like Ernestine. Unexpected story twists and an accessible, cinematic style make H. B. Homzie’s first tween novel a perfect M!X book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416995074
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 6/23/2009
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 306,732
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • File size: 242 KB

Meet the Author


H. B. Homzie
’s background as a writer and performer of sketch comedy informs her first novel for tweens. Her Aladdin chapter book series Alien Clones from Outer Space as been adapted as an animated TV series in Australia and may be shown in the United States in the future. She lives in Napa, California, with her family.
H. B. Homzie's background as a writer and performer of sketch comedy informs her first novel for tweens. Her Aladdin chapter book series Alien Clones from Outer Space has been adapted as an animated TV series in Australia and may be shown in the US in the future. She lives in Napa, California with her family.
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  • Posted June 19, 2011

    WOW

    this book was great. I lovved it. It taught such a valuble lesson. So good. NOT A Waist of money!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2010

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    A page turner that delivers Freaky Friday style fun in a middle school setting!

    14 year-old Taffeta Smith feels like she has it all. It's 8th grade, and after re-inventing herself in sixth grade, she's a member of The Girls, the clan of 8th graders who are the alpha girls at school. But something isn't just quite right. Taffeta is feeling increasingly insecure with her status, as her parents' money slips away and they must downsize. Her father has moved down to LA to have a mid-life crisis, and Taffeta's mother has discovered photography and New Age answers, leaving Taffeta a little bit alone. To compensate, Taffeta is full of bad behavior. She's snarky, judgmental and she cheats.

    But cheating can only get you so far. Because most of all Taffeta has been cheating herself.

    After get caught cheating off of computer nerd Winston Fromes (who has a crush on her) on a social studies test, her teacher offers her a fresh start, and Taffeta takes it. Only a fresh start means that her teacher has magically transformed Taffeta back into her old non-snarky geekier self, before she re-invented herself as Taffeta.

    In order to get back to herself, she's got to befriend all of the outcasts she was ever mean to, including going to the next dance with Winston Fromes, who now wants nothing to do with her.

    Does she have her work cut out for her? Oh yeah! Read the book and find out what happens, but I'll just say it's a satisfying ending with a little twist at the end. This book is really funny, with a touch of fantasy and romance. And also very exciting. I highly recommend you read it!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Awful

    It was weird soooooo creepy and i seriously hated it i wuld never recomend this to any one! I thought winslow was a freak caylin was nice taffeta was weirdo and petra was mean as a snake! I love the movie freaky friday but this.....l just didnt like it. It was very lame and creepy. I wanted a better ending!!!! It was just sickening. I thought she would turn back into taffeta, not be poor anymore, her dad wuld call her, she would date that cute boy, and be able to buy makeup i number uno winslow is awful

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    :)

    Really good book!!:) totally recomend it to pre-teen girls :))

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Good book

    This book was great!!!! I loved how it had a.lesson hidden in it but that didn't ruin the book. Buy this book!!!!!!! You'll love it!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2011

    cool

    cool

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