Sunday, January 27, 2013

Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy -- YA Review

 Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy -- YA Review

After she’s hit by lightning at a wedding, twelve-year-old Lilah Bloom develops a new talent: she can hear dead people. Among them, there’s her overopinionated Bubby Dora; a prissy fashion designer; and an approval-seeking clown who livens up a séance. With Bubby Dora leading the way, these and other sweetly imperfect ghosts haunt Lilah through seventh grade, and help her face her one big fear: talking to—and possibly going to the seventh-grade dance with—her crush, Andrew Finkel. Blurb via Goodreads

Details: Bloomsbury, Released July 3, 2012, Hardcover, 208 pages
Genre: YA
Source: Library
Links: Goodreads

Stars? 4/5

In one sentence? Lilah got struck by lightning and all she got were voices in her head.


A sweet, quick story about twelve year old Lilah who gets struck by lightning and suddenly hears dead people. Lilah has to navigate life as a twelve year old while dead people talk to her. This book has all the elements of the horrors of being a pre-teen, boys, bras, saying the exact wrong thing at the very worst time. Lilah is a likable character, she's sweet, generous, kind, the kind of girl you wanted to have as a friend. The story is punctuated with laugh out loud moments and embarrassing, cringe-worthy moments.

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