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What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

Ladies, I really liked this one. Mclean’s parents have divorced, leaving Mclean to figure out how to live her life in the fallout. She decides to go with her dad, who moves from town to town helping restaurants be succesful. As a result, Mclean gets to reinvent herself in every town. Except now. For some reason, Lakeview has a hold on her, from new friends at school to, quite literally, the boy next door. But McLean has a lot of baggage, some post-divorce feelings left unresolved, and a fear of revealing her true self.

I really enjoyed the character of McLean and going along with her journey of self-discovery and how to be real. And next-door Dave is charming. Ladies, try this one soon!

~Mrs. Frilot

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January 2, 2012 Posted by | Book recommendation | Leave a comment

Ten Things We Did (and probably shouldn’t have) by Sarah Mlynowski

April is a normal 17 year old girl living a normal 17 year old girl’s life, until her dad, Jake, and her stepmom, Penny, break the news to her that they are moving out of Westport and to Cleveland. Like a normal 17 year old girl, moving is hard, espically when you’re graduating in a year. April comes up with a great idea. She suggests to her parents that she move in with her bestfriend, Vi. Vi’s a senior in high school and has been her best friend forever. Her parents okay it, but what they don’t know is Vi’s mom won’t be home for 6 months, and if April’s parents ever found out, she would be on a plane straight to Cleveland. Living with your best friend without adult supervision would be awesome, right? Well, there is only so much you can do when you’re a 17 year old girl living with her best friend. Read the book to find out what happens to these two best friends as they take on the challenge of taking care of themselves, dealing with boys, and being an adult while still trying to be a teenage girl in high school at the time. This book will have you not wanting to put it down.

~Molly J., Class of ’13

January 2, 2012 Posted by | Book recommendation | Leave a comment