An interesting first novel, Skipper's Revenge follows the story of Paige, an HR professional, who feels she is a Skipper in a world of Barbies and never has a shot at the finer things in life, especially the "Kens." She has felt this way ever since she was a kid, when her friend, the beautiful "Barbie, " Marcy, got all of the attention and eased her way through high school while Paige was made to sit and watch from the sidelines.
In a matter of weeks, Paige loses her boyfriend, her job and her father. It is only then that she learns it is what's in her heart that matters, and that even those who seem to have perfect lives don't. It seems a bit much to pile on all of this tragedy at once, a bit like a soap opera, and this does stall the story some. Eventually, things even themselves out.
I got hung up in the middle of this story because Marcy seems so perfect at the beginning and is completely undone at the end. Also, the Paige story line seems incredibly unrealistic. I saw this simply as a beach read and not a book I would recommend to others, especially those who are critical of books, like I am. Another thing that bothered me were several typographical errors in the text.
However, it is not bad for a first novel published with a small press and the author shows creativity and promise. It also gave me hope that I could write a novel myself, since it's not polished and perfect, yet it still is worthwhile.