Monday, November 28, 2005

Sleeping Freshman Never Lie by David Lubar

Scott has a lot to deal with. Not only is he trying to navigate high school but his parents have announced that his mother is pregnant. Told in a mixture of journal entries to his future brother or sister and narrative, this book is hilarious and real.

Highly Recommended

Thursday, November 24, 2005

How I Paid For College by Marc Acito

17-year-old Edward Zanni thinks he has it made. He's got great friends, a beautiful girlfriend, a promising career as an actor, and his father, a successful businessman, has agreed to pay for him to go to Julliard. This all changes when his father gets remarried to a crazy Austrian photographer. Now he's cut off unless he majors in business. What's next? That's where the crazy schemes of his friend Natie come in. This is a novel of scheming, pranking, and lots of sexual experimentation. It is hilarious!

Highly Recommended

Friday, November 18, 2005

Rainbow Party by Paul Ruditis

This book is not fine literature but it does deal with an issue that is very timely for teens at the moment, oral sex. Sophomore Gin, after seeing a Dr. Donovan show on the topic, decides to host a rainbow party where each girl will wear a different color lipstick as they go down on a group of guys. The book is basically about the possible attendees and their decisions to go or not.

It's not the worst written book I've ever read but there is not much depth to the characters or the story. It is definitely obvious that someone said we need a book about oral sex, here you write it. I am sure that Sandpiper by Ellen Wittlinger will be a much better done book on this topic.