Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Review - Effie at the Wedding: A Short Story by Tracy Marchini

ASIN #: B004UN57W4
File Size: 91 KB
Copyright: 2011

Story Summary:
(Taken from Amazon)

Effie has a million reasons why she's not thrilled to be at her sister's wedding - and the monstrously pink bridesmaid's dress isn't even on the list. When Effie finds herself locked in the bathroom, she thinks she might just stay there. After all, it's better than hearing from her mom about how often she's been to the buffet or how beautiful Ophelia looks in her wedding dress.

In this hysterical young adult short story, Effie will have to find a reason to celebrate ... or get used to her porcelain throne.

Mandy's Review:


The whimsical artwork and letter-style of the title combine to make this an enjoyable cover to look at.


Effie is the maid of honor in her sister's wedding, she is feeling emotionally upset by the whole event, but doesn't know what to do about it or who to talk it over with.

Main Characters

Effie - Overweight, wears braces, lives in the shadow of her elder, thinner sister. Loves to make lists ... about everything!

Ophelia - Effie's older sister. Getting married to a doctor. Cares about Effie and how she's feeling.


Cute and quick to read. Though short, you still get a feel for Effie's sense of abandonment ... even though she's not really being abandoned. She seems to be in that in-between stage of a child and young adult. You get a sense of both sides while reading her internal narrations.

I would recommend this for a young adult as there are several curse words in the story. It's not excessive though.

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