Since February 2016 ‘Misunderstood – Secrets of a Teen Queen’ has been a part of YA Buddy Readers’ Corner Challenge on Goodreads. Blogger Avantika Chatterjee was quick to read and review the novel.

” What if evil is actually on the good side as well? “

“Do you remember the movie, ‘High-school musical’? It was one of my favourite movies growing up and the character of Sharpay Evans played by Ashley Tisdale was the most hated character. She was mean, acted-selfish, rude, glam-queen and worst of all, fashionably rich. ‘Misunderstood’ reminds me of that movie and necessitate considering the other side of the coin.

While watching such movies, we always have had a pre-determined vision of characters like Sharpay to be an evil rich-brat. And to top that spicy sauces are added to the characters image by the script-writer to prove our conception, we easily believe in it and the movie excels. But what if the evil is actually on the good side as well?” Avantika Chatterjee points out in her review of ‘Misunderstood – Secrets of a Teen Queen’.

– It really sucked being me, this so-called Queen that everyone admired and wanted to be friends with. Most times, I just felt like a glass figure at the top of a wedding cake pretty and admired, unattainable while everyone greedily wanted a piece of me at the same time. It seemed like no one ever noticed the real person inside of me. (Enya Utzon, ‘Misunderstood – Secrets of a Teen Queen’).

Perfect is so hard

Blogger Avantika adds: “We should stop looking at just one side of the story all the time which is pre-determined to be the ‘good side’ and I am very appreciative of the author for presenting ‘Misunderstood – Secrets of a Teen Queen’ in such a beautiful way”.

Avantika Chatterjee furthermore comments that the novel leaves questions unanswered – and she’s right! The sequel ‘Misunderstood – Queen of the Red Carpet’ is in the making and can be expected to be available in 2017!

Rating: 3/5 stars

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