Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Book Review #154 - Dads, Geeks and Blue Haired Freaks by Ellie Phillips

Dads, Geeks and Blue Haired Freaks

Sadie Nathanson spends her life trying to survive the excruciating embarrassment of simply existing. It’s hard enough being a bit of a shrinking violet within a loud and outspoken extended family, but the unexpected card from ‘Dad’ on her 15th birthday is the last straw.


As ‘Dad’ was an Internet sperm-donor, it doesn’t take a genius to work out that this is a bad joke, probably set up by her ex-best-friend Shonna. But it starts Sadie wondering – just who was her father? Is he the cause of her worry crinkle and wonky bum? What would happen if she tracked him down?

So she decides to do just that. With help from her nerd cousin Billy, his friend Nodding Tony and a regular dose of ‘Haironomics’ (Sadie’s own hairstyle-related philosophy system), they uncover a lot more than they bargain for...

My Rating: 4/5

I want to thank Hardie Grant Egmont Australia for sending me a copy of this book for review.

This book had a very interesting plot and was like nothing I had ever read before.

What I liked most about this book was Sadie's family dynamics. The way she interacted with each of her unique family members.

From the very first page this book was very funny. Especially Sadie's Aunt Lilah.

I read this book in only a short few hours. It was very hard to put down and was very fast paced.

I didn't really understand Shona's purpose in the book at all. Even at the end she is left as a loose end.

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