Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Review in a Few: Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Material

Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman
Putnam Juvenile, $17.99
Review copy provided by publisher.
Available TODAY at your local library or bookstore!

Charlotte (Charlie) Taylor is ready to start life at high school in a new town with a clean slate, away from her middle school “frenemies.” When people from her past start popping up, however, she realizes it’s not going to be as easy as she’d hoped, and every school has its issues. Rosalind Wiseman’s first foray into young adult fiction, while at times a formulaic “problem novel” with resolutions wrapped up just a bit too nice and neat for reality, is a glimpse into the social mine field that is high school – a subject to which most teenagers will be able to relate and featuring characters they will recognize from their own hallways, classrooms and playing fields.

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Congratulations to Amy, who's won herself an ARC of this title!

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