Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters by Sydney Salter

Salter, Sydney. My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters, 345 pgs. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. $7.99. Sexual Content: PG-13; Language: PG (16 swears); Drug Content: PG-13; Violence: G. The last summer before her senior year Jory Michaels is determined to find her passion. She thinks the only thing standing in her way is her huge nose. She gets a job as a cake and floral delivery driver to earn enough cash for a nose job. Jory meets Gideon on a delivery. Gideon rocks out on his violin, has been kicked out of schools, openly admits to making jewelry, and is unashamed of being himself. Jory tries out yoga, foreign films, and partying, before finding her true passion. A coming of age novel that’s honesty and heart will appeal to teens.
HS – ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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