Feb 11, 2010

Review | At Face Value by Emily Franklin

"You've never seen a nose as big as mine."

A tennis champion, straight-A student, and editor of the school paper, Cyrie Bergerac has learned to live with her (ahem) peculiar proboscis. And she's got an armory of witty retorts for every schnoz joke that comes her way. But despite her talents and charm, Cyrie is convinced that no guy—hot or otherwise—would deem her crush-worthy. Certainly not Eddie "Rox" Roxanninoff, who's gorgeous, smart, and genuinely nice to boot!
There's someone else smitten with Rox, too. It's Leyla, Cyrie's pretty yet tongue-tied best friend. Helping Leyla seduce Rox through email provides a wonderful way for Cyrie to express her true feelings. But watching her crush hook up with Leyla may be more than she can take. Will Cyrie find the strength to risk it all—nose be damned—and confess her love?

Thoughts: This is a cute, fun, witty and quick read. A modern take on the Cyrano de Bergerac tale, At Face Value is like a any other romantic high-school comedy with seventeen year old, Cyrie Bergerac falling in love with someone she shouldn't.

I liked Cyrie, who is a near-perfect student with outstanding grades, a great relationship with her parents and best friend. However, her appearance is less than flawless. Specifically, her nose, and it's size.

Although its completely predictable from the beginning, it is a sweet book to enjoy over the weekend with clever, enjoyable characters and laugh-out-loud moments.

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  1. Hmm.... I just might have to pick this one up! Thanks for your lovely thoughts.

  2. I've always wanted to read this one! And I love a witty read, so this may be just right for me. :)

  3. This sounds like a really cute book. It seems to be the perfect read for when you needs something fun and light. I'll have to remember this one!