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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (356 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Meg Haston Narrator: Casey Holloway Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The “How to Rock” Series Release Date:
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Gorgeous, uber-harsh, and uber-stylish, Kacey Simon is the undisputed social dictator of Marquette Middle School—that is, until an eye infection and a visit to the dentist leave her with coke-bottle glasses, a mouth full of metal, and a lisp. Dissed and dismissed by her popular friends, Kacey is forced to hang out with a boy who wears skinny jeans and jams in his own band. But as she adjusts to life as a loser, she’s surprised to find that Skinny Jeans is kind of hot and his band is pretty cool. Suddenly, hitting rock-bottom feels oddly uplifting. Could rocking braces and glasses be the best thing to ever happen to her?

In this hilarious reversal of the cool crowd versus the nerd herd, a popular girl finds herself in Loserville and realizes it’s about time she paid back all the bad karma she built up as Queen Bee.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As Haston, in her first YA novel, traces Kacey’s painful tumble down the popularity hill, she offers some clever dialogue and important life lessons.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Haston gives her tale of a mean girl in exile both warmth and perception…Good, old-fashioned, in-her-shoes fun.”

    Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

  • “Narrator Casey Holloway is excellent, giving Kacey a voice that is overly dramatic, angst-ridden, and occasionally tinged with a hint of Valley Girl lilt. She even nails her post-braces lisp.”

    School Library Journal (audio review)

  • “Casey Holloway narrates with a spark that helps listeners understand why people are drawn to Kacey, even when she schemes and pushes away the friends she should keep close. Holloway adds her lovely singing voice when Kacey befriends the new kid in town and joins his band in an effort to regain her popularity. Listeners will root for Kacey as she develops self-awareness and learns what true friendship is worth.”


  • “Hilarious and heartfelt—I ah-dored it.”

    Lisi Harrison, author of The Clique

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Pauline Rouse | 2/19/2014

    " if you want to read about junior high school students that are condescending and spoiled this is the book for you "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joanna | 2/14/2014

    " Jacksonville author's debut is also inspiration for Nick TV show. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ozzyizzylucy | 1/20/2014

    " How to Rock Braces and Glasses is a great book! It's the perfect example of how middle school works. The social pyramid is very easy to change even if it's something as simple as glasses, braces, and a lisssshhhhpp! After going through these three things Kathee Thimon drops from being one of the most popular girls in school to the least popular kid in school. This is a must read novel! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Francesca | 1/18/2014

    " I would give it three and half stars if I could, but I despised how long it took for Kacey to make a good decision! Other than that, the dry humor, and realism made the book a hit in my book. Not that I need to KNOW how to rock both braces and glasses (I've got that one down) ;) DFTBA "

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