Thursday, July 24, 2008

Me, In Between by Lauren Baratz-Logsted - OPTIONAL

Baratz-Logsted, Lauren Me, In Between, 201 p. Mix (Simon), 2008.


Lacey Underhill, 12yo, is well endowed and has been so since she was ten. Now twelve and entering 8th grade at their private school and the older boys are noticing and being added to the cheer squad just makes her more noticeable. On one hand Lacey wants to be noticed, especially by a cute older boy who doesn’t know she’s only 12. On the other hand, Lacey doesn’t want the attention from the males around her, especially her friend from childhood, Sam, who has just come back to town. Problems at school and with her grandmother bring the different parts of Lacey’s life colliding together and force her problems out in the open.

For a book about a 12yo there are more than enough swear words, including a bunch of “OMG’s”. Swearing aside, something about the whole book just doesn’t work for me. There are too many issues for any of them to be well-rounded and satisfyingly concluded.

Cindy Mitchell – Library-Teacher

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This book tells a lot about the way a 12-year-old female thinks and acts, especially when she has already developed earlier than the other older girls, and wants a really cute older guy to like her. Lauren Baratz-Logsted totally undrestands the bitchiness of best girlfriends and excitement of first dates, and how some younger girls get so caught up in their lies, they ignore everything around them... this book worked for me, because me being at that age, i totally understand too.