Super-stylish and uber-harsh, Kacey Simon is the social dictator of Marquette Middle School. She's BFFs with the prettiest girls, and she even hosts her own TV segment dispensing advice and the cold, hard truth to her classmates -- whether they want to hear it or not.
But then an eye-infection and a visit to the dentist leave her with coke-bottle glasses, a mouth full of metal, and... a littthp. Dismissed by her popular friends, she falls so far down the social ladder she can barely see the top, even with her magnifying specs.
With nowhere else to turn, Kacey has to hang with her nerdy neighbor and a boy who walks to beat of his own drum -- or rather, to the beat of the drummer in his band. Zander wants Kacey to be their lead singer, but she's determined to reclaim her throne. Will she climb back to the top? Or will she discover that hitting rock bottom kind of... rocks?
Praise for How to Rock Braces and Glasses:
"Embrace the brace! How to Rock Braces and Glasses
should be renamed How to Rock Your First Novel. Hilarious and heartfelt. I
ah-dored it." —
Lisi Harrison, Author of the #1 bestselling Clique series (and former 4
year braces-wearer and current glasses rocker)
"As Haston, in her first YA novel, traces Kacey's painful tumble down the popularity hill, she offers some clever dialogue and important life lessons."
Meg Haston survived braces and glasses in middle school; whether she rocked them is debatable. She did go on to rock other things, including but not limited to slap bracelets, a B.S. in Communication Studies from Northwestern University, and an M.Ed. in Professional Counseling from the University of Georgia.