Recently I spotlighted Medeia Sharif’s new release Snip, Snip Revenge. Today I’m reviewing the book. Medeia was kind enough to give me an advance review copy and I have to say folks, I really enjoyed this novel and highly recommend it for those who love contemporary young adult novels. In case you don’t remember the premise, here’s the info.
SNIP, SNIP REVENGE by Medeia Sharif
Release Date April 25, 2014
Beautiful, confident Tabby Karim has plans for the winter: nab a role in her school’s dramatic production, make the new boy Michael hers, and keep bigoted Heather—with her relentless Ay-rab comments—at bay. When a teacher’s lie and her father’s hastiness rob her of her beautiful hair, her dreams are dashed. The fastest barber in Miami Beach has made her look practically bald.
With all her pretty hair gone, Tabby doesn’t believe she fits the feminine role she’s auditioning for. Michael is still interested in her, but he’s playing it cool. Heather has taken to bullying her online, which is easier to do with Tabby’s ugly haircut. Tabby spearheads Operation Revenge, which proves satisfying until all of her problems deepen. After messing up, she sets to make things right.
Tabby is the type of character that makes me simultaneously cringe and cheer for. She’s self-absorbed and can be vengeful. And she also has a great sense of humor, is insecure and can by loving. To be blunt, she’s a typical teenager.
Sharif does a wonderful job capturing the young adult voice in this novel. The plot is fun and fast-paced. Even though some of her characters have faults, I couldn’t help liking them, except for Heather and I don’t think we are meant to like her. The teacher Mrs. Fuller reminded me of some of the nasty teachers I had to survive back in the day. Now that I’m an adult she didn’t scare me (maybe a little) as much and I found her antics pathetic and kinda funny.
This is a wonderful novel about teens, young love, and personal growth. I enjoyed every second and can’t wait to read more by this author.
I’m a Kurdish-American author who was born in New York City, and I presently call Miami my home. I received my master’s degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University. After becoming a voracious reader in high school and a relentless writer dabbling in many genres in college, I found my niche writing for young people. Today I’m a MG and YA writer published through various presses. In addition to being a writer, I’m a middle school English teacher. My memberships include Mensa, ALAN, and SCBWI.