Beautiful, confident Tabby Karim has plans for the winter: nab a role in her school’s dramatic production, make the new boy Michael hers, and keep bigoted Heather—with her relentless Ay-rab comments—at bay. When a teacher’s lie and her father’s hastiness rob her of her beautiful hair, her dreams are dashed. The fastest barber in Miami Beach has made her look practically bald.
With all her pretty hair gone, Tabby doesn’t believe she fits the feminine role she’s auditioning for. Michael is still interested in her, but he’s playing it cool. Heather has taken to bullying her online, which is easier to do with Tabby’s ugly haircut. Tabby spearheads Operation Revenge, which proves satisfying until all of her problems deepen. After messing up, she sets to make things right.
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This story is about a high school drama student named Tabby who loves her hair. One day, a teacher that she is not too friendly with tells lies that lead to her father having all of her beautiful hair cut off. She vows revenge against the teacher, as well as others that stand in the way of her getting the parts she wants, the guy she wants, and those responsible for her losing her hair. I enjoyed this story, but it is more for teenagers than for me, but did give me flashbacks of life in high school.
Excellent book for teen girls! A fun, fast-paced novel written in a realistic teen voice. Tabby, the main character, is known for her beautiful long hair, but due to a teacher’s lie or possibly an error, she’s forced into getting an ugly, traumatizing haircut. Tabby is confident and feisty, but her severe change in appearance rattles her. Besides that the mean girls rub it in, Tabby feels that the boy she likes won’t like her, and that she won’t get the pretty girl role in the school play. She plans Operation Revenge to get back at those who’ve harmed her. With light, witty writing, the book addresses issues of substance, including a difficult home life, bullying, neglect, and loyalty amongst friends. I also appreciated the theme that people who seem confident on the outside may feel insecure on the inside. Very Highly recommended.
Once again, Medeia Sharif has written a fabulous young adult novel with a distinct teen voice. Her characters and descriptive text draw you right into the story. She addresses issues that teenagers will definitely relate to, including bullying, difficult home life, insecurity, and loyal friendships. I highly recommend this book and any book Medeia has written. She is a fabulous author!
Great book for teenage girls to read. This is so fitting for both middle and high schoolers. All of the emotions, friendships, pettiness, etc. of this stage of a girl's life are captured. Well written, cute story. ARC provided in exchange for honest review.
Tabby is popular. She has beautiful long hair with romantic curls. Sent to the office by the most hated teacher at the school, Tabby meets a new boy, Michael, and decides she will make him hers. But when a teacher makes a hasty diagnosis, (or was it on purpose?) Tabby is told she has lice and is sent home. Before she knows it all her beautiful long hair is gone, she might as well be bald! Now how can the drama department see her as the lead of her favorite play? How can she get the new boy to fall for her? How will she get the school bully off her back? Tabby is being bullied and she isn't taking it laying down. This book reminded me of high school, the things people worried about and did. I wasn't sure if I liked Tabby at first. She was a brat, and vain. Her anger at those who have intentionally and unintentionally hurt her and don't seem to care is understandable. When one thing goes wrong it seems that others follow and it's hard to stop the fall. Regardless of what it is, physical or symbolic, if something means a lot to you, having it taken away or destroyed by others is painful. Having it be brushed off as not important hurts. One of the things that made me decide to really like Tabby was how she ended up handling things. Her growth and the way she changed her thinking. While the main characters reaction to everything is way over the top, even for a self proclaimed drama queen, this is a great book that deals with some tough issues like being bullied. This is a great YA book about love, loss, revenge and doing what is right.