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3.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 5 3.83 (18 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: October 2011 ISBN: 9781611130140
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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.”

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  • “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 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 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 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 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 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 1/17/2014

    " Okay so it kind of gets boring in the beginning ('cuz i got SO bored) until i reached the juicy parts. It made me want to read further and further and BOOM! D-R-A-M-A TIME! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsten | 1/3/2014

    " Can't wait for the show!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cristina | 12/29/2013

    " Pretty darn cute so far! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hillary Hernandez | 11/18/2013

    " I loved the storyline! Every minute I read it I believed it was pretty awesome. It was way cool to see her change for the better. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Gardner | 11/8/2013

    " Shallow main character "learns her lesson" in a short week and a half thanks to a rocker boy who likes her and a former best friend who is willing to forgive the past. Middle schoolers will love pop culture references and snarky attitudes, but this novel made me feel a bit sick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 10/25/2013

    " This book spoke to me as a person who had to wear braces and glasses at the same time for a month or so...Anyways, I really liked how realistic this book was. I also really liked Skinny Jeans, heh. Over all, great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kalyn | 10/17/2013

    " I loved this book!!!! I read it so fast!!!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sheralyn | 7/20/2013

    " Ugh. My list of "to-reads" has not gone well with another bomb. The story seems a knockoff of Rallison, but without the embarrising yet witty humor of the heroine. Instead I feel like I am in a horror movie of poorly judged revenge tactics. The only good I can say is the story is clean. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susanna Chan | 10/1/2012

    " Mean girl turns nice after a taste of her own "medicine". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janssen | 5/22/2012

    " I just don't have that much tolerance for mean girls. Even mean girls who reform. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren Allen | 1/31/2012

    " I really liked this book when i got to the end i wished it was neverendeing the story is really cute. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexyss | 1/10/2012

    " I hope Zander and kacey get together PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Libby | 11/20/2011

    " this book was great i loved the teenage drama but i hate how in the nick show based on it there are so many things that dont fallow the book but other than that its totally great "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. | 8/12/2011

    " This reverse-Ugly Duckling story with an eye-catching title is fun and funny - teens will love it!
    --Review by Lauren "

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About the Author
Author Meg Haston

Meg Haston is the author of a young-adult novel, Paperweight, and three books in the How to Rock series for children: How to Rock Braces and Glasses, How to Rock Break-Ups and Make-Ups, and How to Rock Best Friends and Frenemies. She earned a BS in communication studies from Northwestern University and an MEd in professional counseling from the University of Georgia. She writes and works as a counselor in an independent school.

About the Narrator

Casey Holloway is an actor and voice-over artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. After earning her BFA in theater performance from Columbus State University, she signed on as a company member and tour actor with the Lexington Children’s Theater. She is now a company member with the Sketchworks comedy troupe and is working in film, television, and voice-over. Her audiobook credits include How to Rock Braces and Glasses and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.