Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Beauty Queen and The School Nerd

The Beauty Queen and the School Nerd

Vanessa Lee

About the Author: (Amazon)
Vanessa is a resident of Georgia and loves to read, write, watch films, and act. Reflecting on her high school experience, she loosely based the events and characters in this book on those years.

Summary: (Amazon)
Did you ever wonder what would happen if a beauty queen and a school nerd had something in common? No one would have ever guessed that seniors Jessica Richardson and Amanda Shaw could ever have anything in common. The two girls attend the ultra-exclusive Porter Academy in Atlanta. Jessica is a beauty queen with a glamorous life and tons of money, clothes, and make-up. Amanda comes from a lower class home and is the "school nerd" at Porter. Well, we're about to find out what happens when the two girls meet and their secret past is revealed to the world!

I'd Recommend to...
Middle Schoolers

My Rating:

My Thoughts:
Jessica Richardson is the most popular girl in school. She is a beauty queen and has won many beauty pageants. Amanda Shaw is the school nerd. Everyone makes fun of her and she attends Porter on an academic scholarship. But one fateful day, Amanda and her mother go to Jessica's house on a cleaning job where they find Nathan, Amanda and Jessica's father. They discover they are twins!
Amanda's life starts to look up as Jessica accepts her and her senior year becomes the memorable year it is supposed to be.
Vanessa Lee never seems to disappoint when it comes to writing books with morals! That is absolutely one of the things I enjoy most about her work.  The life lesson in this was that what goes around comes around, karma sucks, and people can change. Three good lessons everyone should learn. But how do you come to these conclusions? Well, I suppose you're just going to have to read the book to find out.
I hope my senior year goes as well for me as it went for Amanda and Jessica.


  1. Glad to hear that money didn't go to Jessica's head. Cute premise. Just trying to figure out, were they fraternal twins?

    1. They were identical twins, except one had brown hair and one had blonde hair.

    2. Identical, huh? Guess people don't really look at each other.

    3. Well Amanda hid behind glasses and horrible clothes and didn't really try to be seen, whereas Jessica didn't wear glasses, wore the hottest trends, and was always seen. When Jessica's boyfriend saw Amanda, he told Jessica she looked like her, but since no one ever looks at her, no one really ever noticed Amanda. Once people found out they were twins, they started to open their eyes and see how similar they looked.

    4. Oh. Cool. Yeah, if you're trying not to be noticed, that is the vibe you put out, that's what you get-- and vice versa.

  2. The official page of The Beauty Queen and The School Nerd