Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It
Kerry Winfreys funny and honest young adult novel, Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites ItJolies a lot of things, but she knows that pretty isnt one of them. She has mandibular prognathism, which is the medical term for underbite. Chewing is a pain, headaches are a common occurrence, and shes never been kissed. Shes months out from having a procedure to correct her underbite, and she cannot wait to be fixed. Jolie becomes paralyzed with the fear that she could die under the knife. She and her best friends, Evelyn and Derek, decide to make a "Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It (Which Is Super Unlikely, but Still, It Could Happen)" list. Things like: eat every appetizer on the Applebees menu and kiss her crush Noah Reed.
But since when did everything ever go exactly to plan? Filled with humor, heart--and an honest look at todays beauty standards--Jolies journey is a true feel-good story. Praise for Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It: Numerous laugh-aloud moments dont lessen the potency of the storys messages about beautys subjectivity and overcoming fears. Readers will gleefully cheer Jolie on as she learns to appreciate herself for who she is. --Publishers Weekly, starred review The author has a light touch with heavy topics and has crafted a funny and relatable lead, well-developed secondary characters, and great story lines. This is a brisk read with real insight into friendships and young romance. Readers will want to spend their time with Jolie, her family, and her friends. --School Library Journal
Author: Kerry Winfrey
Publisher: Square Fish
Release Date: 2019-07-09