Girl, 15, Charming but Insane by Sue Limb is darling. It’s your typical YA plotline: girl (Jess) underestimates herself, pines after boy (Ben), finds love; but it’s clever and funny and sweet. And it includes minestrone filled falsies exploding at a socially crucial party. There’s even an incriminating videotape that’s scheduled to be shown to most of the school… in fact, it’s kind of reminiscent of Chynna Clugston’s Blue Monday series, but without the swearing.
I have a new favorite character in Fred, the best friend Ducky character that Jess should be with. Whether she ends up with him I won’t say, but it is a YA book, so you can make your assumptions from there. Apparently there’s a sequel out, which I’m anxious to find; these characters are just too funny and sweet to leave for long.
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