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“A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl” by Tanya Lee Stone

TEEN LIBRARIAN'S REVIEW:

I won't lie, I was a bit thrown off by the title and cover of this book. I expected it to be one of those shallow teen chick-lit books, like the "A-List" or "Gossip Girl" series. It's *so* not!!

This book is told in free-verse format (sort of like a long poem, but without the rhyming). There are three alternating narrators, all teen girls — none of whom are friends — who recount their relationships with "TL" (total loser!), the beautiful, popular senior who gives new meaning to the term PLAYER. This book is recommended for older teens, particularly any girl who has ever fallen for a guy despite knowing better. The experiences are raw and honest, but the book overall is very positive without feeling preachy or heavy-handed.

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Posted by on May 30, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

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