Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Barbie Girl: Review, Trailer and Giveaways.

Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta (Baby Doll #1)

Publication date: November 1st 2012
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance


The only thing that 17 year old Barbie Starr wants to do is graduate high school so she and her little brother, Everett, can get out of Alabama. She doesn’t care about the rumors that are spread around about her like wild fire. Rumors are nothing new to her. Sure, maybe she could change her reputation, but why bother. She is leaving Alabama as soon as she can. That is, if she can pass algebra and graduate.

The only thing Dylan Knight would like to do is go through high school unnoticed; he has had enough of the drama that is high school. He took the whole of last summer to bulk-up: finally he is not being called names or being shoved into lockers. He wants to remain on the outside of the circle of constant rumors that surround the so-called popular kids who get all the attention. He would not, however, mind if his long time crush Katie took notice of him.

But it is Barbie who notices Dylan and she offers him a deal he can’t pass up: if he helps her pass algebra, she’ll help him get the girl of his dreams. Dylan agrees, but, as it turns out, nothing is simple when it comes to Barbie. Somehow, she can’t help but draw attention to herself — and to him. Soon Dylan finds himself tossed into the whirlwind of rumors that seem to follow Barbie everywhere. Can he save his reputation and still get the girl of his dreams? Or will Barbiebe the one to break through his carefully-built facade?


Book Trailer:



I want to thank the Author and Xpresso Book Tours, for giving me the opportunity to read this book in Exchange for an honest review.


This is one of those books you keep thinking about even after a long time has passed since you finished it. At least, that happened to me.

The story is very well built and handled. The background of the characters is perfectly created and that allows you to connect deeply with them.

Barbie is just incredible. Behind the façade of the druggie s*** from school, you get to know an amazing person. I couldn’t help loving her, I felt for her and even wanted to step into the book to go help her in her darkest moments!

Dylan is also great. Sometimes acts like a jerk and he doesn’t listen but he is a teenager, it’s expected behaviour. Several slaps were deserved but that made the story entertaining.

Third is a super awesome supporting character as well as his mom! Dylan’s sister is so funny, I loved that little girl.
As you can see, every single character is well developed. Not only the protagonists.

Reading this book was a pleasure. The writing flows easily and is fast paced.

I’m not sure about the end… what will happen next?
Is the sequel about these two?
I hope it is!

Heidi Acosta, you totally nailed it! XD
5 super stars!!!

Heidi Acosta was born on Long Island, New York. Moving around a lot when she was younger, she has lived in New York, Arizona, New York (again), Washington, Georgia, and Florida, in that order. Each place offered her something special, but she will always consider New York her home.

Heidi started writing as soon as she could spell. When she was three, Heidi’s mother gave her a copy of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods; thus beginning her lifelong love affair with literature.

Writing soon also became a form of therapy for Heidi, when she realized that no matter what was happening in her life, she could find emotional escape while writing. Some of her earliest stories featured her as a princess who explored new worlds with her horse Buttercup. If it sounds romantic, it wasn’t, there was no prince charming in those fairy lands (boys where yucky).

Heidi now resides in Florida with her husband, very active daughter, one hyper Chihuahua, two sweet cats, and one very fat moody cat.

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Giveaway 2 (grand prize)

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  1. Okay, I'll admit that I wasn't that interested in the book, but you liked it. Now I have to read it .:)

  2. I love the purple color on the cover! It makes it really stand out!



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