13 November 2009
Title: What My Mother Doesn't Know
Author: Sonya Sones
Review by Kirthi
Summary by Book Flap
My name is Sophie
This book is about me.
the heart-stoppingly riveting story
of my first love
And also my second
and, okay, my third love, too.
It's not that I'm boy crazy.
It's just that even though
I'm almost fifteen
I've been gaving sort of a hard time
trying to figure out the difference
between love and lust.
and my body
and my heart
just don't seem to be able to agree
"Tender and and sexy and honest. With the poetry of an innocent kiss and the passion of a teenager's heart, Sone has created a book that feels like real love"
-Laurie Halse Anderson author of Speak
My friend, Rose Cunningham, recommended this book to me. It was absolutely thrilling to the very end, and as Anderson said, it feels like real love. An author who can do that is very skilled, I felt tingly inside while reading this. Sophie does seem boy crazy though, and all she can think about is kissing, but otherwise she's an OKAY character. The boy's she goes through seem valid and true, and it's a great coming-of-age book.