Bitchery reader Sarah (not me) asks for help with a makeover story.
Back when I was in Junior High (the 80’s) I read a book about a high school girl who decides to make herself over, using two books for inspiration. The first book is a “How to get a guy in 10 days” sort of deal. The second is a romance novel swiped from her mom.
I remember much hilarity as this smart girl tries to revamp herself, and to understand her world in terms of the romance novel and the advice book—and the discovery that, if you pick and choose wisely, they both might have something to offer.
Other details escape me, though I recall a lot of jokes about the romance novel going “crazy with the fire imagery.”
I’m asking about it not only because it’s making me nuts, but also because it occurs to me that you and your readers might get a kick out of the book.
Anyway, thanks, if you know anything about this one!