March 26, 2020

#BookReview: Freaky in Fresno by @lbcrompton @BlinkYABooks


Synopsis: Ricki has one goal: save the Starlight Drive-in movie theater from going dark forever. Okay, make that two goals … she may also want a first kiss from her cinema-rescuing partner and major crush, Jake. Lana definitely has only one goal: grow her online makeup channel to keep her momager off her back, even if the posts attract ugly internet trolls.

The two cousins couldn’t be more different, but their opposite personalities come crashing to a head when their aunt gifts the girls a vintage cotton-candy-pink convertible. To share. Ricki wants the convertible for the drive-in’s grand reopening, but it’s the same day as Digifest, a huge event where Lana needs to shine. After a major fight and a minor electric shock while wrestling over the wheel, Ricki wakes up as Lana, and Lana wakes up as Ricki.

Ricki and Lana have only a day to un-Freaky Friday themselves, a task made even more difficult as they try to keep up appearances on Lana’s channel and with Ricki’s hopefully-soon-to-be-kissed crush. But it turns out experiencing a day as each other—with a mini road trip in the Skylark and the Chihuahua wrangling it entails—may be the one thing that help the cousins see each other and themselves more clearly.


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Rating: ★★★★★
My Review: This was a total hit with this reader!! As always I never read what the book is about when I start it. So I didn't realize that this was a take on Freaky Friday and I have to say I fell in love!! The blend of two girls who were like sisters that grew apart was so adorable.  I loved how each one was going on with their lives after they grew apart but each was very similar.  We have Ricki who loves classic horror films and the make up to match. She's trying to get with her crush and save the drive-in movie theater that she loves. Then on the flip side we have her cousin Lana who is an online start for glamor and glitz makeup.  The dynamic between the two of these girls and their families was one that will sick with you for a long while.  


The whole thing from family to internet fame felt so real. From Lana having to deal with internet trolls and haters (which by the way never let them win!) to Ricki learning to go with the flow and dealing with rejection. It all felt very real.  I know that I feel so much for Lana as I have been in her shoes from getting death threats and more a few years ago when the internet trolls started up.  

This was a laugh out loud, good feeling, sisterhood story with a twist that I could not put down! Must READ!! 



Go Into This One Knowing: Makeup, Classic Horror, Humor, Sisterhood 







Laurie Boyle Crompton is the author of several YA books, including Pretty in Punxsutawney, Adrenaline Crush and Love and Vandalism. Laurie graduated first in her class from St. John’s University with a BA in English and Journalism. She has written for national magazines like Allure, survived a teaching stint at an all-boy’s high school, and appeared on Good Day New York several times as a toy expert. And yes, “toy expert” is an actual profession. She grew up in a small town in western PA and now lives near NYC with her family and three fuzzy “dog toy experts."










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