Thursday, April 4, 2013

Brianna on the Brink by Nicole McInnes - OPTIONAL

McInnes, Nicole Brianna on the Brink, 170 pgs, Holiday House, 2013. $16.95. Language: PG13 (16 swears); Mature Content: PG13; Violence: G.  

The consequences of a one night stand take Brianna from popular cheerleader to school joke.  Even her best friends are mean.  Can she accept help from the one person who should hate her the most?  

This mature novel addresses many sensitive subjects including teen pregnancy, bullying, and homelessness.  This first time author avoids the gory details while still representing the issues.  It’s a quick read, but way too mature for middle school, it may be a good fit for the high school library. 

HS OPTIONAL Lisa Librarian

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

Exactly how I felt. Kept reading but knew I could never have it on my shelves!