Monday, March 23, 2009

Hottie by Jonathan Bernstein

****Hottie by Jonathan Bernstein****

Originality- 18/20
Characters- 18/20
Remembrance- 7/10
Quote-ability- 7/10
Entertainment- 17/20
Ending- 8/10
Recommend to read- 7/10
TOTAL- 82/100
Grade- B
Release Date: April 2nd
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Alison Cole's got it all: She's gorgeous, dating a steamy surfer boy, and has just been crowned Beverly Hills High Freshman Class President. Then during a special "symmetry" surgery, a lightning bolt zaps her, and Alison instantly transforms into Hottie-that is, a totally sizzling superhero with the power to shoot fire from her fingers! Shunned as a Pyro-Freak, Alison must adopt dorky David Eels as her crime-fighting sidekick. Worse, she's falling for the one guy who wants to "extinguish" her forever, Junior Class President of Cuteness- and wannabe firefighter-T. Hull. But she doesn't realize that a supervillain's lurking. . . .

Hottie started off a little bit slow, which made it hard to get into. Alison was an okay main character but she tended to be very shallow and...kind of stupid. Thankfully she did grow as a person and became funny, and even lovable. Hottie was a very creative novel. It felt realistic and fun and the same time. We got to see different sides of every character included. Almost everyone changed for the better in some way, which I love to see. It's great to get to know more then one or two people. And now David...David was awesome! He's the geeky underdog that you couldn't help but love, and turns out to be an unexpected person that Alison can depend on without being judged. Hottie took me on a wild ride. I didn't know what to expect next and to be honest I was amazingly surprised by some of the things that happeneded especially near the end. Overall I think that Hottie was a freaking hilarious and creative novel that makes me want to beg for more.

-Amanda

3 comments:

jonathan Bernstein said...

Thank you!

Bookworm said...

Oooh, I'm DYING to read this one! It sounds so creative and fun, and I love how unique it is! But I wish they'd kept the old cover.....it was way cuter!

Lenore said...

Yeah - glad to hear the book is better than the cover. I'm not a cover snob or anything, but that's really, really just no.