High school senior Jan Miller is convinced she's destined for the world's least fabulous life because she doesn't have IT. But, maybe, just maybe, being a Not It Girl will turn out to have some major rewards.hi
This novel is a humorous look at Elizabeth Clarry's complicated life. It is written totally in letters: notes on the fridge between Elizabeth and her mom, letters to a stranger as part of her English teacher's attempt to have everyone re-discover the "Joy of the Envelope," and smirky little bits of conscience from groups like the COLD HARD TRUTH ASSOCIATION. Life is difficult enough, but to make things worse, Elizabeth's best friend, Celia, has run off to join the circus and left Elizabeth all alone to figure out guys and parents and ridiculous school assignments.
In the tradition of "Bridget Jones's Diary" comes this hilarious look at adolescence told by three British teenage girls. Everything around 14-year-old Lucy Loverling is changing, and she wonders when her own life will improve. The day Lucy sees the most wonderful boy, things do begin to change.
Believing she is too big, fourteen-year-old Angel tries dieting and kick-boxing to lose weight, but thanks to her friends and the school fashion show, she discovers that her size is just right. Includes recipes.
Twelve-year-old New York City twins Meg and Edward have nothing in common, so they are just as shocked as everyone else when Meg's hopes for popularity and Edward's mischievous schemes coincidentally collide in a hilarious showdown.
A Seattle fifteen-year-old explains some of the reasons for her recent panic attacks, including breaking up with her boyfriend, losing all her girlfriends, tensions between her performance-artist mother and her father, and more.
This news of being named an [ALA] Alex Award winner is especially sweet because I, personally, know what it means to be included into a world of free access to books, which has been my real family since the first day of the first grade, when I stepped into the bookmobile.