Monday, June 14, 2010

A Bad Boy Can Be Good For a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone

Josie can hardly believe it when she catches the eye of a hot, popular senior - she's just a freshman. She's excited by the attention and ready to explore this relationship. But when she finds out that all he wants is sex - and that he's made that clear to all of his friends - Josie is embarrassed, hurt, and angry. She decides to use the library's copy of Forever to write a warning to other girls.

Josie is one of three teens featured in this book; Nicolette, a girl who likes exploring her sexuality but is concerned about how other people see her, and Aviva, a smart senior unaligned with any clique, also get their turn at the narrative, sharing how they too began relationships with this guy. I'm still adjusting to reading verse novels, but I really enjoyed this book and thought it was a great way to delve into the different voices and headspaces of all three characters.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
Forever by Judy Blume
Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman
The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
Almost Astronauts by Tanya Lee Stone
The Best and Hardest Thing by Pat Brisson


  1. This sounds awesome! Forever is one of my very favorites!

  2. Ooh, sounds very meta. Love books that are also about other books.