Sunday, January 11, 2009

At Face Value by Emily Franklin

Cyrie Bergerac is charming and witty, but there's one thing that she thinks is keeping her from getting her crush, Eddie "Rox" Roxanninoff, her HUGE NOSE. Cyrie doesn't have many friends because people like to make fun of her huge nose, Leyla is one of the only people that don't make fun of Cyrie's nose, and is one of Cyrie's only friends. Leyla encourages Cyrie to go to a lot of the senior year parties and events so that she won't regret not going later in her life.

At the Night of Knights Cyrie and Leyla are talking to Eddie when Leyla runs off because of her nerves. Cyrie and Eddie look all over the school for Leyla but come up with nothing when they go to the drama room Eddie confesses that he likes Leyla but he doesn't know her well enough and he wants to get to know her better.

Cyrie tells Leyla and since Leyla is slightly tongue-tied but gorgeous they decide to e-mail Eddie so they make a new e-mail account so that they can both log on and Leyla can write the letters and Cyrie can edit them, since Cyrie is the editor of the paper, to make sure that Leyla spelled things right or that she used the right words or to add a few words here and there. What they don't notice is that this is going to be a horrible idea and it won't work as well as they thought it would.

I thought this book was great. It made me a little mad when Leyla got Eddie but in the end it all worked out. I'm glad that I saw this book up for being renewed on BookDivas even though I didn't get it through there, that's how I found out about it and I'm glad I did.

Even though Cyrie had all these witty comments for when someone insulted her nose or even hinted about it's size and was pretty nasty when it came to throwing those insults at the people, she was pretty much a character who meant good but couldn't show it as well because of the center of her face. Cyrie doesn't want to be friends with the people that insult her, and I don't blame her for that neither would I, so she only has a few friends and she knows that those people who don't make fun of her nose are the people she really wants to be friends with not the vapid popular people who do make fun of her. I liked Cyrie she wasn't like one of the girls that are so pretty and vapid that they get whatever they want, she was smart and not the prettiest but if she didn't have the huge nose thing going on she would have been pretty.


  1. I read this one. Thought it was okay.

  2. Looks like your blog is running along well! Keep up the good work Laurel!