Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer TKono
"Mia the Magnificent" by Eileen Boggess is a girly story
about a wallflower that finds her inner confidence. Friends
with the director of student plays, Mia has a spot in the
upcoming musical. However, she wants to earn her place and
tries out in front of others, truly earning a lead role.
Along the way, Mia meets another boy in the musical who is
looked down on for participating in a "feminine"
extracurricular. Sparks fly and Mia learns about her first
This book is set in a school and its plot events are
ordinary from a teenager's perspective. Much focuses on
boys, driving, girl talk, and such. However, there is no
explicit scene when it comes to boys, and Mia even decides
towards the end that her school and sports are fun and that
a boyfriend can wait. There is a belly button piercing
mentioned in the book, but that's about as risque as the
book gets. Overall, young girls will find this book
entertaining and relatable.
City, State and Country: Staten Island, NY USA