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Oh My Goth! (2006)

by Gena Showalter

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This was a very good quick read. Jade is a Goth girl in a sea of Barbies. While she has never been popular, she does have a great group of best friends. Two years ago Jade and her mother were in a terrible car accident. Her mother died, but Jade will never forget her last words about the importance of being your own person. Unfortunately being her own person isn't going over that well at school. Jade gets in trouble and ends up being sent into a virtual reality world to be taught a lesson, along with her worst enemy Miranda. In this world everything is reversed, Jade is popular and Miranda is an outcast. For a little while Jade slips into the dream of being popular and all of it's positives, but in the end, she remembers her mothers words and learns to be true to herself. While this may be Jade's book, it seems like Miranda learns the bigger lesson. Jade is a great character who is incredibly engaging and keeps the pace of the book going. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
This was a very good quick read. Jade is a Goth girl in a sea of Barbies. While she has never been popular, she does have a great group of best friends. Two years ago Jade and her mother were in a terrible car accident. Her mother died, but Jade will never forget her last words about the importance of being your own person. Unfortunately being her own person isn't going over that well at school. Jade gets in trouble and ends up being sent into a virtual reality world to be taught a lesson, along with her worst enemy Miranda. In this world everything is reversed, Jade is popular and Miranda is an outcast. For a little while Jade slips into the dream of being popular and all of it's positives, but in the end, she remembers her mothers words and learns to be true to herself. While this may be Jade's book, it seems like Miranda learns the bigger lesson. Jade is a great character who is incredibly engaging and keeps the pace of the book going. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
This was a very good quick read. Jade is a Goth girl in a sea of Barbies. While she has never been popular, she does have a great group of best friends. Two years ago Jade and her mother were in a terrible car accident. Her mother died, but Jade will never forget her last words about the importance of being your own person. Unfortunately being her own person isn't going over that well at school. Jade gets in trouble and ends up being sent into a virtual reality world to be taught a lesson, along with her worst enemy Miranda. In this world everything is reversed, Jade is popular and Miranda is an outcast. For a little while Jade slips into the dream of being popular and all of it's positives, but in the end, she remembers her mothers words and learns to be true to herself. While this may be Jade's book, it seems like Miranda learns the bigger lesson. Jade is a great character who is incredibly engaging and keeps the pace of the book going. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
This was a very good quick read. Jade is a Goth girl in a sea of Barbies. While she has never been popular, she does have a great group of best friends. Two years ago Jade and her mother were in a terrible car accident. Her mother died, but Jade will never forget her last words about the importance of being your own person. Unfortunately being her own person isn't going over that well at school. Jade gets in trouble and ends up being sent into a virtual reality world to be taught a lesson, along with her worst enemy Miranda. In this world everything is reversed, Jade is popular and Miranda is an outcast. For a little while Jade slips into the dream of being popular and all of it's positives, but in the end, she remembers her mothers words and learns to be true to herself. While this may be Jade's book, it seems like Miranda learns the bigger lesson. Jade is a great character who is incredibly engaging and keeps the pace of the book going. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Despite my early extreme dislike for the main character, and the familiarity of the trope, I ended up liking this one and actually wanting it to go on longer than it did.
Jade is a young lady with a terrible attitude, a penchant for I'm-so-different clothing and accessories, and a deep desire to be unique, whatever the cost. After too many Principal visits, she and a popular girl who has also been getting into trouble, are subjected to a Freaky Friday object lesson engineered by said Principal with the help of a mad scientist.
Young teenagers, currently experiencing the I'm-so-different phase, might find Jade more relatable. I don't have a problem with dressing to express yourself or not wanting to be mainstream, but I do have a problem with mouthing off to teachers, even if they are provoking you. I didn't find the school's extreme persecution of Jade terribly realistic. I'm sure there are some evil teachers out there, but most are just trying to do their jobs, and would not be in the running for tenure if they spoke to Jade the way her teacher does. However, Jade's character improves throughout the book, which is kind of the point, that you can be unique and different without being a biyatch. Also, the popular girl learns that she can be popular and still be nice to the "freaks." So, that's nice. The end. (Seriously, it's a pretty abrupt ending.) ( )
  EmScape | Oct 14, 2013 |
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When fiercely independent Jade Leigh, who assumes a goth appearance, gets into trouble again, her principal decides to teach her a lesson and puts her into an alternate universe where the whole world has gone goth and Jade is now popular.

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