Effie at the Wedding by Tracy Marchini
Publisher: Squirrel Books
Publish Date: March 30, 2011
Fiction, Short Story, Young Adult ISBN: 978-1402244186
Effie at the Wedding is a cute, fun and enjoyable short story. It just took me a little while to read, but after that little while I know I would love to read a full book about Effie and her hysterical family. Just after getting this glimpse I am sure a book about life after the wedding would be a hit. However this story does stand on it's own two feet as a story of a sister who feels she is getting left behind as her older sister gets married. One thing I really loved was Effie's list-making. The lists were hysterical. Also Effie's ability to get herself into trouble in just a few pages. That's how I know a whole book of Effie would be a scream.
Thank you Ms. Marchini for brightening my evening with this story. I laughed and laughed and even cried a little. If I wasn't an only child I probably would have cried a little more with understanding, but I did understand anyway. I liked Effie, I liked the story and I hope to see more from Ms. Marchini in the future.
If you want a peek at the humor make sure you take a look at the character tweets, that will give you just a hint of what this short story/novella is like.
My Rating: 4.5/5.0
About the Short Story/Novella:
Effie has a million reasons why she's not thrilled to be at her sister's wedding -- and the monstrously pink bridesmaid's dress isn't even on the list. When Effie finds herself locked in the bathroom, she thinks she might just stay there. After all, it's better than hearing from her mom about how often she's been to the buffet or how beautiful Ophelia looks in her wedding dress.
In this hysterical young adult short story, Effie will have to find a reason to celebrate... or get used to her porcelain throne.
About the Author:
Find out more about on her About Me page on her website.