Cody’s move from California to New Sodom, Massachusetts, is a dead loss, until he begins to understand why he’s an outsider among the other students at his new school, the well-endowed, aptly named Vlad Dracul High.
His best friend reveals that he is gay and his wildly inappropriate English project causes controversy. But, like lots of 17-year old boys, Mitch mostly has sex on his mind in this hilarious and touching “guy book.”
Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne.
Snappy dialogue and funny footnotes help tell the story of a Seattle fifteen-year-old caught up in a comedy of errors involving her boyfriends, official and unofficial, her best friends, and her parents.
When you are growing up, there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully -- the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equalizer.