Thursday, March 18, 2010


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Francine Prose



June 2009

FTC: This is a library book. I did not receive it from the publisher or author.

Characters 15/20

Plot 15/20

Setting 15/20

Cover 20/20

Ending 15/20

Total grade: 80% B

Total rating: 12+

Summary: (Amazon)

Maisie has always been best friends with three boys in her class, including Shakes, who has mild cerebral palsy. In ninth grade, though, things change after she grows huge breasts, and she and Shakes start to explore each other’s bodies in the back of the school bus. Then, their two buddies join in and grope Maisie. Afterward, false rumors spread at school that Maisie asked her friends to find other guys who would pay money in exchange for touching her, and Maisie’s stepmom sues the school board.

My Thoughts:

I will start off by saying I was not a fan of this book. I felt that it was over dramatic and made big deals out of little things. The plot was lacking in my opinion. The characters seemed dull and not super well developed. I felt that that took away from the book. The cover was awesome though. It was what made me want to read it originally.

I would recommend this book to younger teens.


Here is a random quote I found by opening to a random page:

Doctor Atwood says that the dream isn’t strange at all.


Maria the Bookworm said...

I have to give this book a try, it looks good :)

Bostan said...

Yeah it doesn't sound so interesting as with all the touching. But the cover is great!