Mia the Magnificent

Mia the Magnificent by Eileen Boggess
Eileen Boggess
Bancroft Press
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young adult

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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 crush.

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.

Reviewer Age:18

Reviewer City, State and Country: Staten Island, NY USA


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