Alison Cole has everything. She has a good-looking boyfriend, she's been crowned the freshman class president and she has two great friends, or so she thinks.
Except, not really. She does have her problems, Alison and her stepmother have a mutual hate/hate relationship. And Alison still feels insecure about her less than gorgeous past.
Eventually, Alison's best friends get sick of being out shined and decide to trick her into going into an experimental face symmetry surgery. They convince her that her face isn't symmetrical enough and cause her to book an appointment for the surgery.
Of course, as it's an EXPERIMENTAL treatment, things don't go quite as planned...
An accident during the surgery causes Allison to randomly get the power to spout fire out of her fingers.
Her inability to control the power, at first, leads to her being deemed a pyro-freak and she's shunned by all of her former friends.
With her loss of popularity, Allison becomes friends with super geek David Eels and soon the two of them kick up a partnership...of the superhero variety and
HOTTIE is born!
But can Allison keep her secret identity a secret? Especially since she's falling for firefighter wannabe T.Hull...
Not to mention, what will Allison do when she finally meets her match? And who exactly is this supervillan?...
Okay, so I realize this book is meant to be a comedy. And while it does pull off that aspect, I found it lacking in other departments.
Yes, I realize that Hottie is not meant to be the deepest book in the world, but (in my opinion, anyways) I found it to be really, really shallow. Like, shallow to the point where I was bored for the majority of the book.
I couldn't relate to the characters at all. They were just too much. Too dorky, too popular, too crazy. I don't know. Even if that was the point, eventually it all got so tiresome.
I also felt like the book was a bit too long. It felt too stretched. I think everything could have been tied up in 50 less pages.
However, I don't want to make it seem like I completely hated the book. The writing style was, at some rare times, smooth and readable and of course, some of the crazy antics that the characters got into were laugh-worthy.
Despite being somewhat predictable, Hottie's premise is lingers on being remotely unique and it's possible that you MAY enjoy Hottie solely because of it's complete lack of realism and your desire to live in a fantasy world.
For what it's worth, Hottie pulled off what it was trying to do. For those with time to spare, it'll serve up it's purpose as a somewhat comedic read; however, don't be expecting something amazing. Or even remotely good.
Overall: 5/10 ~only read as a library loan, IMHO.