fp October 2016
Girls Like Me
from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt...
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 Blakeís love prevails.
Girls Like Me is a fun and fresh poetic take on teen angst, social media and online anonymity, and high school romance.
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Girls Like Me, is a great book about a 14-year-old girl who lost her father. With the anniversary drawing nearer, she finds someone of interest on firetrash.com. They then start to talk over email. But then she discovers his identity and doesnít know if she can be with him.
The genres of this book are drama and romance. This book covers these genres by having a blooming relationship with a few issues along the way, and a couple of troublesome characters. I would recommend this book to 12+, as there isnít a lot of romance going on but there are certain themes that should be for someone a little older than 10. General themes in the stories are the friendship between her friends, love between her and Godotwait4me. I liked this book because it was a good story based in the modern world. I found that it was realistic in the way that the character was portrayed.
Laura, age 14