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Dusty Book: Being Alexander by Nancy Sparling

In Being Alexandershy doormat Alex transforms himself into charismatic and powerful “Alexander” after a co-worker steals his fiancée and causes him to lose his job. However, he soon realizes that the more he hardens himself, the more he dislikes what he’s become. The Booklist review (June 1, 2002) said, “With a part tailor-made for Hugh Grant, this breezy, enjoyable read seems destined for the silver screen. ”

It doesn’t appear that British author Sparling has had anything else released here in the U.S., so I’m betting if you have this one on your shelves, it might be headed for the discard pile if you’re running out of room. Save it! It’s a great revenge story that both men and women will enjoy, particularly younger adult readers.

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Rebecca Vnuk is the editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach at Booklist. She is also the author of 3 reader’s-advisory nonfiction books: Read On…Women’s Fiction (2009), Women’s Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (2014), and Women’s Fiction Authors: A Research Guide (2009). Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_RVnuk.

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