Thursday, January 26, 2012

Totally Lucy: Best Friends Forever by Kelly McKain

Hi! Lucy Jessica Hartley here with something A-MAZING to tell you! I've decided to turn our yawn-oramic school disco into a super-stylish High School Prom! Jules and Tilda, my fab BFFs are helping me organize a prom king and queen competition, and we're having actual ballroom dancing, AND I'm going to make my own mega-ly gorgeous dress. Plus, Simon Driscott is finding us a cool DJ. It's soooo exciting!
Step out in style with Lucy Jessica Hartley, as sneaky schoolmates and stricty teachers threaten to ruin her prom-night perfection. 

I love the cover of this book! It's so bright and eye-catching! It's a cover that appeals to younger girls, but I still love it! I knew what to expect from this book, but that didn't make it any less enjoyable. It was sweet, clever and funny. It had fantastic characters, a story line that was easy to follow, and fabulous pictures and illustrations, that really added to the books layout and my enjoyment of the story!

Lucy was such a fun character! She was cool, stylish, funny and instantly likeable. I loved it when she had her little dramatic moments - she sort of reminded me of me! Lucy's 'BFF', Tilda and Jules (which I don't understand, because it should have been BFF's, plural, cause she had two best friends, but the book kept saying BFF...Oh well...) were cool too. Tilda was sweet and kind, and Jules was sassy, but she got on my nerves a bit, because she was too moody! The three girls made a fabulous trio of 'BFF' and they were great.

The whole 'American Prom' theme was brilliant! It sounded so fun and different, I would love to attend one! One of the main parts of the book was the three girls trying to get dates to the prom, which hilarity ensuing! I was just waiting  for Simon Driscott, Lucy's 'sort of friend with no fancying going on whatsoever' to ask her to the prom. It was so obvious that he liked her, and I felt like shaking Lucy and yelling at her: 'he does like you! And you should like him too! When will you pick up his very obvious signs?!'.
Yeah, I'm weird like that :P

I've already mentioned this, but I just wanted to say again that this book is really hilarious! Lucy was always coming out with these, random, crazy, yet comical thing and she drew some funny pictures which had me laughing aloud!

I loved this book! I really enjoyed it, more than I thought it would. While it is aimed at girls around 9+, I think some teen girl might enjoy it as a quick, light read to pass the time, or if they're in need of a laugh. This is the last book in the 'Totally Lucy' series (the tenth) and I would definitely recommend it! I can't wait to read the other books in the series -  they all look fab, and I hope they're as good as this one!


Source: Won
Pages: 192
Age group: 9+
Official Publication Date: 28th November 2008
Publisher: Usborne Publishing
Author Website:


  1. Lovely review! I've read Kelly McCain's teen books and loved them, so I'm sure I'd love this too. Thank you for this!

  2. Great review! :) This sounds like a great book to just kick up your feet with, girly and fun - I love a funny chick-lit! :)

  3. Great review! I remember reading this a few years ago and I loved it! Loving the new blog design by the way!

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  5. Hey Cliona!!!!!!! I'm sorry I've been MIA!!!! I've missed your blog!!!!!
    I'm glad this book turned out to be good! I'm always wary about prom books, but this one sounds really good!!

  6. Great review! I love the cover too: it's so CUTE! I'll have to check it out! Especially if you loved it so much! :D
    And about the BFF thing, maybe it's "Best Friends Forever", so I guess that could be three friends? Hmm. It doesn't make sense does it? :-S
    Either way, great review! :)

  7. The book cover is so cute! Great review! I love books like this, kind of reminding me of my fav authors all time Jacquline Wilson! :)

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