Say No to the Dress

Keren David, cover artwork by Lucia Gomez Alcaide.

Miri is fourteen and in the last year she’s been mugged by puberty. She’s grown several inches, expanded in all directions, her breasts are out of control, and she’s prone to random eruptions of spots. Life already feels like a nightmare and now she’s been asked to act as a bridesmaid for two of her siblings. Two weddings and two bridesmaid dresses – could things get any worse?

Join this reluctant bridesmaid on her hilarious journey to the altar in a sharp-witted story of family, friendship and embracing your true self, no matter what you’re forced to wear.

This review comes from a school librarian at Farmor’s School

This book was amazing I adored the way Miri was so relatable and many girls are probably going through the same thing as her she made me feel so secure and the detail in this book made me feel as though I was really inside the story experiencing it with her. 

Published by Barrington Stoke, 2023 (reading age 8, interest level 11+)

Reviewed by Tash Hyde