Happy Birthday, Babymouse: 03/07/17
Happy Birthday, Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm is the 18th in the hit or miss, yet still wildly popular, Babymouse series. It's her birthday and she's been so busy dreaming about it being her best one ever (even though she apparently has a track record of real stinkers) that she neglects to notice that Felicia Furrypaws is holding hers on the same day.
So right there, ugh. Rather than accommodating her best friends who said they would otherwise come except that they've already RSVPed, she blindly, idiotically (I suppose the nice word would be quixotically) believes they will come.
I really don't understand the bullying relationship between Felicia and Babymouse. Sure, it's a long played out cliched trope of the super rich bully deciding to pick on the middle class misfit but realistically they probably wouldn't even be in the same circle now that they're in middle school.
Basically I find the Felicia Furrypaws centered books tiresome at best. Bully driven plots get repetitive really fast. This one's a skip unless you've recently had bad luck planning a birthday party.