Sunday, October 5, 2008
Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
Deanna Lambert was 13 (8th grade) when her father caught her having sex in a car with her brother's friend, Tommy Webber, a high school senior. Ever since, Deanna's life revolved around running from the instant reputation - never getting a chance to discover her true self.
I really enjoyed the honesty of this book. It showed how one mistake can consume a teenage girls life and how she can lose herself because of it.
Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot
Katie Ellison can't stop lying. She is making out with two boys, lying to her friends, her parents, and her town as she vies for the Quahog Princess crown, or at least a runner up slot. When Tommy Sullivan comes back to town, Katie must face up to her lies and set things right.
Another light, cute, fun story from Meg Cabot.