Review: Effie at the Wedding by Tracy Marchini

Effie at the Wedding by Tracy Marchini
Series:  The Effie Stories (# 1)
Release Date: March 30, 2011
Publisher:  Squirrel Books
Pages: 13
Source:  contest win at Library Thing

Effie has a million reasons why she’s not thrilled to be at her sister’s wedding — and the monstrously pink bridesmaid’s dress isn’t even on the list. When Effie finds herself locked in the bathroom, she thinks she might just stay there. After all, it’s better than hearing from her mom about how often she’s been to the buffet or how beautiful Ophelia looks in her wedding dress.

In this hysterical young adult short story, Effie will have to find a reason to celebrate… or get used to her porcelain throne.


Review:  I wish I’d done some checking on this bookella when I requested it; had I known there were others in the series, I would have gotten those so as to be able to get to know the writer and Effie.

Though it may seem as if you blink and suddenly find yourself at the end, Effie tugs at your heart. She’s endearingly quirky and awkward – and completely heartbroken that she’ll be losing her sister to married life.

If you have a teenage girl in your life who has an ereader and wants some light reading, I recommend getting her as many of the e-books as possible.

Favorite Quote:  1.) I will never be able to bring a boyfriend home without him also being a good-looking, well mannered doctor. Which means that I am going to be single for the rest of my life, while my sister and her husband make lots of good-looking doctor babies. I will have lots of cats.