Lula does the Hula by Samantha Mackintosh
Release date: June, 2011
Aloha! I'm Talullah Bird - or Tatty, or Lu. But mostly people call me Lula. So, my big news is...I've finally been kissed. Eeeee! I have an actual, factual boyfriend! At least, I thought I did. But things with the perfect boy aren't going to plan - thanks to his journo gal pal, Evil Jazz. And that's not all. Hoooo no. In a few days I've got to dance the hula in public, put a stop to some seriously serious criminal activity, win a race, and stop Dad from shaming me totally with his weirdiness. Frikkly frik! Where is my normal life? Huh? Where? Please, someone, tell me I'm not jinxed forever...Laugh-out-loud funny and gorgeously romantic, Lula Does the Hula is the perfect summer read.
If you read the description, you see a lot of words like frikkly frik or eeeee/hoooo and seriously while reading this book I thought OMG, this girl needs some serious lessons in good behaviour & how to talk normal. She was freaking me out with all her weirdness!
So, Talullah is a young girl, very young and very cheeky. She’s freaking annoying and she can’t sit still for one minute. She always does what she shouldn’t do or don’t want to do, she’s kind of a pushover. Sorry Tatty, but you kind of are. Okay, so there were good things about her too. For example, she’s also daring & she does new things all the time. She’s certainly not boring.
Her boyfriend I really didn’t really care for. He was alright, but it was just that he was 18 (I think) in college and still wanted to hang out with Tatty, who was obviously younger, way younger.
The plot is just all over the place. There are so many things going on I was lost. If the author just sticked to one theme or one thing it would have been better. But now I had to read that Tatty was involved in a murder, had to dance the hula on stage, was jealous, had boy problems and was in a rowing team. Hello? That was too much for me. At times I just wanted to skip the whole thing & just stop reading, but I also thought it could become better. Unfortunately it did not.
I liked Kissesfor Lula, the first book, but Lula does the Hula was a miss for me.
The Lula series:
Lula does the Hula