From grade school on, Lucy Harper has not had luck with physical coordination. Tall and somewhat geeky, she's always been a wallflower. With her 10-year high school reunion rapidly approaching, Lucy decides that now is the time for an extreme makeover. After seeing an ad, Lucy forks over the money to discover her potential.

Lucy soon learns that becoming glamorous can be tough and painful work, but it's worth it to prove her desirability to her school crush, Jason Prescott. Grady Mathews is none too thrilled, though—he likes Lucy just the way she is. Can Grady knock the stars out of her eyes so she can see that her soul mate is standing in front of her?

High school was such hell for so many people that dreams of sweet revenge are always a popular plot device. Kauffman orchestrates a warmhearted tale that is appealing and touching. You can't help but smile while reading this charmer. (Jul., 416 pp., $11.00)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith