Eulberg, Elizabeth Just Another Girl, 256 pages. Scholastic Point, MARCH 2017. $18. Language: PG-13 (23 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: PG (minor sleaziness); Violence: G.
Hope and Brady have been best friends since they were little. For three years, Hope has been secretly in love with him, but Brady only has eyes for his perfect girlfriend Parker – at least that’s how Hope sees it. Parker, however, has much bigger problems than Hope’s jealousy. Since her dad was arrested and her mom walked out, she and her older sister are just barely holding it together. Only a very few people know this, however. And if Parker has her way, it will stay that way until she can escape to college in 479 days. The universe has other ideas for both girls.
When Hope opened up this book with her jealousy, I was a little skeptical. Happily, Parker entered the story and brought depth and introspection to the story. I will be sharing this many student when it arrives, because I want to get the word out quickly.
MS – ESSENTIAL; HS –ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher