Friday, May 1, 2009
Hottie - Jonathan Bernstein
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-fi ghting sidekick. Worse, she’s falling for the one guy who wants to “extinguish” her forever, Junior Class President of Cuteness— and wannabe fi refi ghter—T. Hull. But she doesn’t realize that a supervillain’s lurking. . . .
Has Hottie met her match?
This book had a very original plot. I haven't heard about the idea of a girl becoming a superhero too much in the young adult genre. However, I thought the story dragged on a little longer than it had to. To me, it started out a little slow, and it took me a really long time to get into the story.
While the characters were written and described nicely, the main character, Alison (aka Hottie) really got on my nerves. After a while, I got sick of her "oh gosh, my friends hate my, my step-mom hates me, I hate my life" routine. It got old after a little while, and I get even more annoyed with her once she got new friends, but still continued this routine. She kind of redeemed herself in the end, yet I couldn't get over how much I got annoyed with her during course of the book.
I was pretty wowed with this book. While it took me a while to get into the story and I was annoyed with Alison/Hottie most of the time, it was still a good story, and when I got past those two major things, it was a wonderful story.