I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader (Cheerleader Trilogy #1)

I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader (Cheerleader Trilogy #1)

 
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I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader (Cheerleader Trilogy #1)
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February 17, 2005
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0399242791
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Annisa Gobrowski has a problem—: everyone at her new high school in Florida is blonde. If Annisa's Jersey attitude doesn't make her stand out enough, her dark pixie haircut sure does. Yet no lack of golden highlights is going to stop Annisa from making the best of Sand Dune High, especially once she checks out the competition-level cheerleading squad.

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Brunettes rule!

Reader reviewed by c-alexis

This was such a fun read that I couldn't help but finish it before going to bed... and I was pretty tired. Annisa is a heroine worth looking up to. She has the same insecurities as many of us when faced with new people and unfortunate circumstances. But it's moree than that.. it's the fact that she faces them and overcomes them. And she does it with dignity and her own style of doing things.

This was a great read for standing up for yourself and knowing who you are. It's a powerful message for young girls everywhere not to give in to peer pressure and to go for your dreams despite everything against you. Don't give in and dye your hair blonde at the first sight of being a minority. Power to all the brunettes in the midst of blondes!

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Great sense of humor, you feel like you're right in the book

Reader reviewed by Amy

Keiran Scott did a great job writing this book. She adds in a bunch of great humor and you can really relate to the main character Annisa. She moved from New Jersey at the beginning of the book. She is a brunette and at her school, literally everyone is a blond (or they have dyed their hair blond). I think that is a bit overdoing it, because I think in reality not everyone at a school would be a blond. However, I really enjoyed reading it and even though I don't really think much of cheerleaders, she shows how Annisa makes it to the cheerleading team. It shows how she deals with all the taunts and remarks from her fellow cheerleaders. Kieran also shows us how cheerleaders are not that different from ourselves, because the cheerleaders there are all very different.

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Pretty good

Reader reviewed by Kristin

Annisa, a high-school cheerleader from New Jersey, moves to Florida and discovers to her horror that nearly everyone is blonde. Despite getting on the bad side of the head cheerleader almost instantly, she decides to try out for the squad. This book was pretty good, enjoyable, but had no unusual brilliance or anything that made it stand out to me. The rather predictable plot breezed along nicely, at any rate. I was kind of disappointed because it wasn't that believable - I mean, can there really be only TWO non-blonde people in an entire high school, teachers included? And all the evil cheerleader antics were also unrealistic, partially because they were pretty stereotypical, and partially because few high schools really have one Most Popular Girl. There may be a certain hierarchy between groups, but I really doubt that many schools have a known ranking of people's statuses. All in all, a pretty good book, rather predictable, but enjoyable. Good for reading on the beach.

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funny but predictable

Reader reviewed by abscae

This book was funny, but as said a bit predictable. The plot was easy to predict as well as the characters, and the character development was minimal.

Basically this novel is about Annisa moving to a new town, where she wants to be a cheerleader. Unfortunately, the state she moves to is Florida, and practically EVERYONE is a blonde!

I still liked it because I will like any romance novel, yet I did feel that this book was not up to par.

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Greattt

Reader reviewed by Adelle

This book showed a reality of a high school cheerleader, with many suprises and her quest to be in the IN crowd, she has triumphs and a lover,This book proves that blondes nor brunettes win but.... brunettes always get the boys!

I loved the plot and this characters attitude, Annisa proves that she has a right to stand up for herself, and that attitude is what mostly girls look up to..

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I loved this book!

Reader reviewed by Mary Rose

Wow! This book was great! I am a 14 year old girl who hates to read. I picked up this book because I had to do a book report on any book i wanted. I picked this book because I as well am a non-blonde cheerleader! I started to read this book the day I got it and I read the first four pages and jus fell in love with it. I read this book within 3 days because i was soo hooked. i have never in my life read a better book! I'm deffinitly going to read, "Brunettes Strike Back" it's the sequal of "I was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader" I'm soo siked!!

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I'm a non-blonde.

Reader reviewed by galaxygirl007

It all starts when Annisa Gobrowski is starting her first day of school in a new town. She was a cheer leader at her past school, so when try outs started to replace to girls who got booted from the team, she decided to try out. With every one cheer leader against her, she still has the guts to try out. She succeeded, while becoming friends with those who gave her a hard time at first.

This is the perfect book for any young teen girl, whether you're a part of the popular crown or not.

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you don't have to be a blonde to have fun

Reader reviewed by Alexandra

Anna is nervous about starting at her new high school in Florida after moving from New Jersey-- she's worried she won't fit in. After setting foot in Sand Dune High School, that worry escalates. Anna finds only one, one, solitary brunette in the entire school besides herself. And on the cheerleading squad, there are exactly none. But despite the hair color prejudice and Anna's less-than-stellar first day of school, she is determined to become a part of the squad-- and an accepted entity in the hallways. It doesn't help that the girlfriend of the hottest guy in school, the girl whose nose she broke the first day of school (it was an accident, really!), and the girl who used to live in her new house are all critical members of the cheerleading squad, but Anna is determined to show everyone that it doesn't matter what her hair color is, she's as talented as they are. And she's here to stay. A seemingly clichéd plot is given new life with Kieran Scott's witty writing, unforgettable characters, and accurate and detailed cheerleading information. Readers of all hair colors will enjoy Anna's story.

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Funny

Reader reviewed by Grace

Annisa Gobrowski has just moved to Florida, and everyone at Sand Dune High has blonde hair. All except Bethany, a punkish girl who immediately becomes her friend. But, just on the first day of school, she manages to break the most popular girl's nose, falls in love with another girl's boyfriend, and ticks off a girl for moving into her old house. When these girls, who are also on the cheerleading squad, hear that Annisa is trying out for cheerleading, they threaten her with what they could do to her, but she stands up for herself. Now, she just has to get accepted by her fellow cheerleaders and still stay friends with Bethany, the anti-cheerleader.

This is book has some funny moments, and Annisa is always perky and happy. The one bad thing, though, is that the author adds in a few cuss words that are probably supposed to make the book seem "cooler", but all they do is catch you by surprise and turn you off. But, overall, this is a good book about cheerleading, high school, and teamwork.

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i was a non blonde cheerleader

Reader reviewed by niki

hi i think that this books is such a great book and i has a lesson. just because u totally don't fit in don't let that stop u from reaching your goals or dreams

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