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Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale

Review by Kelly Lacey

This is a cute read and younger teens will find it very appealing. I was drawn to it by a bookstagrammers review and of course that cover. It reminded me of Judy Blume and the ’80s. 

The book itself is silly and fun. Our main character Josie Pie gets sucked into different books. I was expecting it to be books I knew. But obviously, with copyright etc, the author wrote the varying books herself. I loved the book that Josie went into with the zombies that were brilliant.

Overall I found the book a little repetitive and a bit too silly for me. But as I said it is perfect for young teens. If you have kids that are in that shifting period between kids’ books and YA. Then this will be a win of a book for them.

I gave this one three stars and if you enjoy comedic reads then give it a go. 


From Shannon Hale, bestselling author of Austenland, comes Kind of a Big Deal: a hilarious, madcap story that will suck you in―literally.

There’s nothing worse than peaking in high school. Nobody knows that better than Josie Pie.

She was kind of a big deal―she dropped out of high school to be a star! But the bigger you are, the harder you fall. And Josie fell. Hard. Ouch. Broadway dream: dead.

Meanwhile, her life keeps imploding. Best friend: distant. Boyfriend: busy. Mom: not playing with a full deck? Desperate to escape, Josie gets into reading.

Literally. She reads a book and suddenly she’s inside it. And with each book, she’s a different character: a post-apocalyptic heroine, the lead in a YA rom-com, a 17th century wench in a corset.

It’s alarming. But also . . . kind of amazing?

It’s the perfect way to live out her fantasies. Book after book, Josie the failed star finds a new way to shine. But the longer she stays in a story, the harder it becomes to escape.

Will Josie find a story so good that she just stays forever?

Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale

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