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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wishlist Wednesday (24)


Girl V. Boy by Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout

All's not fair in love, war, and high school journalism

Sixteen-year-old Luisa Perez is not looking to win any awards for school spirit. In fact, she and her friends make it a point to avoid all activities considered "extra-curricular." So when her English teacher volunteers her to be an anonymous columnist for the school paper, Luisa's first impulse is to run. But, unlike her high-school dropout sister, Luisa does want to go to college-it may be her only ticket out of a life spent working at the cowboy-themed diner where she waitresses part time-and it would be nice to something on her applications.

Her first assignment is to cover her high school's latest fundraiser, which pits the girls against the boys. Luisa will cover the events from the female POV, while another anonymous writer provides the male perspective-or, at least, that's how it begins. The two columnists soon find themselves engaged in an epic battle of the sexes-a battle that Luisa is determined to win. Just who does this guy think he is, encouraging his peers to act like Neanderthals with their girlfriends? And why can't Luisa shake the very sinking feeling that her new unidentified nemesis might also be her new boyfriend?

While I was in Barnes and Noble last week, I saw this book in the New Release section and I thought it looked so cute. As much as I love fantasy and all of that good stuff, it's fun to read something a bit more light and real.

What's on your wishlist? :)

(Marisa and Arielle may post later.)


  1. This book is sitting in my tbr pile and it does look really cute. I definitely know what you mean I love the intense, sad, paranormal, etc. stuff but sometimes I just want entertainment and a few good-natured cliches :)

  2. OHH this is awesome - I am like you I love reading more "real" books occasionally! :) Great pick!

  3. Interesting pick! I hadn't heard of it before, but I like the sound of it and absolutely agree about needing something different from fantasy and paranormal books from time to time.

  4. I like the cover of this book, very cute ;)


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