The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back, and she is so hilarious that you can’t help but fall in love with her charming wit and tough girl façade. I picked up this book because, well… I’m enchanted by retold fairytales, particularly when the description implies potential for mild ass-kicking. Tilly Lowe has spunk... and she works in mysterious quirky ways.
I nearly died laughing when she first said, “Oh my Buddha!” But humor is not all the meat of this bookish treat. Sariah Wilson has a talent for mixing important topics—family dynamics, teenage insecurity, love, loss—with the ones that kept me roaring. And *sigh* I had a bit of a hard time choosing what quotes to share with you. Yep, I liked that many. Here are a few of my favorites:
“He looked a little like a cross between a zombie and an Abercrombie model.”
“Math and I broke up two years ago, and now whenever we get together it’s just weird and awkward for both of us.”
“I was constantly amazed at the depths of my own shallowness.”
“…despite having mastered the art of speaking at the age of two, I had apparently forgotten everything I knew.”
“I don’t know what good it does me to be one-quarter Japanese. I didn’t get any of the good traits. I suck at math. I’m uncoordinated so there’s no way I could ever be a ninja, and I think Harajuku fashion is weird. On the flip side though, I am a very bad driver.”
What makes the last quote funny (and sad at the same time) is not the obvious torrent of stereotypical caca, but the reason behind the words. I would tell you all about it, but spoilers are nasty little things.
Doesn’t he make you want to dance?
“Oh my Buddha!”