Girls Like Me

Girls Like Me

Book - 2016
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Fifteen-year-old Shay Summers is trying to cope with the death of her father, being overweight, and threats from a girl bully in school. When she falls in love with Blake, a mysterious boy online, insecure Shay doesn't want to tell him who she is. But with the help of her two best friends, as well as an assist by Kermit and Miss Piggy, ultimately Shay and Blake's love prevails.
Girls Like Me is a fun and fresh poetic take on teen angst, social media and online anonymity, and high school romance.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780544706743
Branch Call Number: YA FIC StVil
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 22 cm

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sarahbru17 Oct 06, 2017

Characters: 9/10
Plot: 8/10
Writing: 8/10
Really fun, fast, relatable read. Shay is a lovable narrator, and her friends add some great sub-plots. I really like the poetry format, though there are times when it was a bit choppy or fast-paced, and thus created some confusion over what was going on. Some of the big moments in the book just needed to slow down to really feel the weight of it, but the poetic format brushed through it so quickly that I had to go back and re-read. I LOVED the texting portions. Shay and Godot were hilarious and adorable, and I rooted for them so hard. This book went by so quickly that I wish it had been longer. There was plenty of tension in the plot, but it did run on some old tropes (there were many parallels to "A Cinderella Story"). Overall, I really enjoyed it and I'm sad it's over. It was exactly the fast and easy read I needed.

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joywolf83
Oct 17, 2016

Its a solid book about an overweight teenager dealing with life. Mature content. Some reviewers don't like poetry and so gave this book poor reviews based soley on that. I personally loved the style of writing. If you receive this book and you don't like poetry, just put it back on the shelf. It will be a shame to miss out on the goodness of the book, but that is what happens when you literally judge book by cover.

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sarahbru17 Oct 06, 2017

sarahbru17 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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sarahbru17 Oct 06, 2017

Sexual Content: Sexting

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