Reviewed by Dayna Davis, LDSFiles.com Staff Writer

The Makeover of James Orville Wickenbee by Anya Bateman. Published by Deseret Book.

Jana has huge ambitions for her twin brother Alex. She dreams of getting him elected as Student Body President at their school, Fairport High. Alex has no interest in being President, but their Mormon friend, James, does. Jana thinks he will never win, he's too big of a "nobody". Then one day Jana realizes she can give James a makeover from a "nobody" to a "somebody" and he may just become Student Body President. But she has no idea what she may encounter and learn through it all.

This a great book for teenagers. In some ways I found it painful because it was so accurate in how I thought of myself and others, when I was a teenager. It reflected how one may feel about being popular and the decisions that one has to make in high school. I thought this book had a good morals and lessons about friendship and being true to yourself. It was light and fun and a person of any age could read it.

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