Daily Archives: 2/23/2008

The Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher 0

I’m sick, can you tell? I’m catching up on the pile of books next to my bed. Alice is best friends with a boy named Jewel. They spend all their time together, know (almost) everything about each other, and insulate each other from high school life. The only thing Jewel doesn’t know about Alice is […]

30 Days to Getting Over the Dork You Used to Call Your Boyfriend: A Heartbreak Handbook by Clea Hantman 2

When I was in my teens, I got a book by Susie Shellenberger about dating for my birthday. It had exercises and things to fill out and was fairly informative. I liked parts of it, and learned some things, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that the book was a little bit . . . […]

As if Being 12 3/4 isn’t Bad Enough, My Mother is Running for President by Donna Gephart 0

If Mia Thermopolis were a presidential candidate’s daughter rather than a princess-in-training, she would probably be a little bit like Vanessa Rothrock. They have the same frizzy hair, the same tendency to trip, and the same insecurities about their bodies. In between worrying about boys and boobs, Vanessa is also dealing with the stresses of […]