• June 29, 2019

Fifteen-year-old Isabelle loves her impoverished North Carolina beach community, but when her grandmother must enter a nursing home, Izzie is placed with. In the first book of a formulaic new series, a lower-class girl is introduced to Southern high society in all its catty glory. There’s plenty of drama but few surprises in this contemporary rags-to-riches story from Calonita (Reality Check), first in a four-book series.

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Every problem is a problem, no matter what it is. Since I could picture, I could connect with the sisters bit more. Her character has changed from a selfish queen bee to someone who is surprisingly well rounded ccalonita caring. Apr 09, Erin rated it really liked it Shelves: It goes downhill so fast that her social worker finds her another family member to live with. Not to mention, all the characters were awesome and so full of bby.

Belles : Jen Calonita :

She will find friendship in the least likely person and she will gain a love like she has never known. The characters are a little less mature than I prefer reading about, and there is a certain wish fulfillment aspect of this book that isn’t my favorite plot.

And it also made Isabelle a little unlikable for me. Jan 06, Tee loves Kyle Jacobson rated it it was amazing Shelves: She needed other people to make her feel better and that was annoying.

Winter White

And Mira doesn’t know whether to choose her friends and status at school or her family. I would highly recommend for readers who like learning how the rich live What I’d Give It: Both of the girls decide to become debutantes, Mira has been look forward to it forever and has been taking classes to prepare for it while Izzie was choosen at the last minute, their parents think it will be a good idea for their dad to escort both of them but they are still both very unforgiven of him.


This series is totally a guilty pleasure for me because catollions and debutons are not really my thing but I love the characters and the intensity and speed of the drama in the story.

Imagine living a quiet life in a bad part of town, when you’re suddenly whisked away to live with your senator uncle and his glamorous Gossip Girl lifestyle. I just didn’t see it so much. I felt like nothing happened. I read it once then got it for my birthday a couple months ago. She lived in a rough town with her grandmother who was slowly losing her cogni I enjoyed Calonita’s previous book series as it was light, fun and clean.

Overall, I was surprised that I really enjoyed Belles.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If the answer is “far,” maybe consider omitting it. She lived in a rough town with her grandmother who was slowly losing her cognitive ability. To view it, click here. She brlles to live with distant relatives and she has no idea who they are or where she is going. If not about the spelling of Brayden’s name. Izzy was determined, yet vulnerable.

I know that part of the point is that Isabelle didn’t wish for any of this and doesn’t want it, but that was sort of lost for me. Heck, I even loved Savannah as a character– yes she was downright horrible and I wanted to slap her into next Tuesday for being such a little brat, BUT she was interesting!

I really like Hayden. When Izzie is judged unfairly, and laughed at because of where she came from, we learn to not judge without backstory and evidence. For the weak-willed Mirabelle Monroe, nicknamed Mira, Izzie’s arrival is an unwanted upheaval that comes in the middle of her father’s campaign for the U. In Winter White, the calonta are getting ready for cotillion and their debut into society.


I’ve read plenty of YA books set in the South, but not that many where Southern culture feels like its own character. Something of that nature. View all 5 comments.

Preview — Belles by Jen Calonita.

I’m really looking forward to the next book in the series. Izzie and Mira are dealing with the fall out from their dad’s confession of being Izzie’s father. I liked the first one the best so far. Buy all the Cakonita Patch Kids in the world and give them away for free because apparently that was how I rolled.

Jan 18, Loretta rated it it was amazing. Even at risk to herself and her own situation, she’s constantly thinking of others first and it’s this kindness and bravery to stand out and alone that makes her such a memorable character. After the huge bombshell at the end of Belles, B couldn’t wait to see what would happen.

With very amazing characters, and a ending that will leave you speechless. I would recommend men book to anyone who loves drama and romance.

Belles by Jen Calonita | Scholastic

It seems as if the world is watching their every move, but at least the girls have each other. You’re missing out on an extremely fun, refreshing chick lit series if you haven’t sinked your teeth into Belles yet, and if you have, you can be sure to get another great taste of the life of the rich and famous in Winter White: Why did this girl even have friends?

Who loves this series? There are moments when these archetypes exist – Izzie does stand up to Mira’s best friend, Queen Bee Savannah, and Mira does insult Izzie behind her back.