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The Humiliations of Pipi McGee – Beth Vrabel


★★★ ½

“What could go wrong?”
“Don’t you say that. Don’t you ever say that to me.”

Pipi McGee has had a rather...miserable…time of elementary and middle school so far.

Every year, you start off like an innocent little lamb thinking this time, everything’s going to be so new and grand. Every year, I’ve got to come pry you out of the bathroom stall you’re crying in…

Every year something BIG happens.

Something huge.

Something so ginormous that it eclipses just everything that happened that year.

Pipi keeps track of it.

“The List?” Alec asked.
“The List of Humiliations of Pipi McGee.”

From a bacon portrait with boobs to peeing her pants due a stuck zipper. Every. Thing. Is recorded.

I wrote a seven on the next line. Mom and Dad stiffened. Even Eliza didn’t say a word.
Alec said, “Wh-”
“We don’t talk about seventh grade.”

Now that high school is around the corner, Pipi is downright TERRIFIED that her humiliations will follow her…so the only way to stop this?

To retroactively right the wrongs, get her revenge and (definitely) erase those humiliations once and for all.

So, I ended up really enjoying this book.

Pipi was a bit obsessive but she was pretty good as a main character. Her over-the-top reactions made the book a lot of fun to read.

I especially loved her family – the way Pipi’s split family (mom-stepdad, dad) were still working together to raise her truly is an example for families everywhere.

I did think this book was a bit long – it felt like Pipi was going back and forth more than I would’ve liked but other than that it was a pretty good book.

I received a free digital copy from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for a honest review

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