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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Review: Zitface

Title: Zitface
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult-Contemporary
Author: Emily Howse
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Release Date: April 28, 2011
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"A teenage actress finds her life turned upside down when she develops severe acne. A strong debut novel that is both funny and moving. Subject has not been addressed in this fashion before." 

This is a cute, coming of age story about a girl who has to live with zits. I simply adored Olivia. As a reader, Ms. Howse really did capture the voice of a young teenager. Olivia is living a perfect life. Friends, family, boys and then zits. Lots of them! 

I really liked how Olivia's characters dealt with everything. She dealt with it with how a normal teenager with deal with it. She freaked out, wanted to stay home, demanded more treatment. All the teenage drama plus a a little sister who makes fun of her made me laugh.

The whole plot of the story was cute and a life lesson learned. Olivia had to learn that not everything is in her control. That it is okay to be a normal teenager and not perfect. I love how well Olivia's mom dealt with things. She did her best to be there for her daughter, and help out whenever she could.

Zitface is fresh, fun and easy read. This is a book that I would definitely picked up for my teenage daughter (if I ever have one) but it is on that I would definitely recommend to those coming of age. 

I give 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I love how this whole story deals with such a seemingly simple problem like a zit, but it's clear that there's a lot more going on than just a blemish issue:) Definitely sounds like a cute read!

  2. I think this sounds like a good read. Zits are a topic not often discussed in books, but they're something that pretty much everyone has to deal with at some point! I'd like to see how that's dealt with here.

  3. This story could have been about me in high school. I remember begging my mom to let me stay home when I had zitface, which was like everyday.

    I'm sure reading this would be like taking a trip down memory lane. LOL

  4. Thanks for this review!
    l wish l could have had this around when l was a bit younger.

  5. I didn't think this one would have been that good. Now I am rethinking it. Sounds like a cute book.


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