Monday, May 11, 2015

Also Known as Lard Butt by Ann Herrick

Also Known as Lard Butt

 by Ann Herrick

Book Description

Laura finds out that, Ricky, the boy who created her horrible nickname, "Lard Butt," has moved back into town—and immediately schemes to keep him quiet. After all, she can't let her new swim teammates, especially drool-worthy Noah, hear the horrible name! No way! 

She's determined to put a million years between grade school and junior high—even in the face of a father who drives an éclair, a would-be-movie-star mother who suddenly moves back home, and a past that comes back to haunt her with the dreaded nickname.

Although Laura's embarrassed about how she looks in a swimsuit, she tries to stay true to her vow to take risks. She even lets Maria talk her into going to the school dance, where she braves negotiating a truce for a quarreling couple.

New friendships form, Laura's mother starts getting too domesticated for Laura's comfort, and hints of romance start to develop—or do they?

Brenda's Review

This story has a lot comedy to it and a lot crazy,in a good way.

Loved the characters.Laura is dubbed with the nickname "Lard Butt" in grade school from mean ole Ricky.
She has gone out of her way to ditch the name and him from her life since then.

Now in high school and ready to change her self image,Laura can't wait to get started.Until she finds out that Ricky is back.He's moved back to town and she afraid he will get the nickname going again.
Not to mention, her mother who has after ten years of being out of her life, suddenly decides to move back home.Life seems to be to cruel....

When she is talked into tutoring Ricky by a teacher things take a turn.Suddenly Laura holds the control.She agrees to tutor Ricky if he promises to never use the nickname again.

The tutoring not only helps out Ricky,but gives Laura a new look at life and a new of Ricky.

I enjoyed this little story.It's fast paced and fun.Great job Ann!!

Brenda's Review Points 5of 5

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