Monday, March 29, 2010

Book ~ "Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have" (2009) Allen Zadoff

From allenzadoff.com ~ Life used to be so simple for Andrew Zansky - hang with the Model U.N. guys, avoid gym class, and eat and eat and eat. He’s used to not fitting in: into his family, his sports-crazed school or his size 48 pants.

But not anymore. Andrew just met April, the new girl at school and the instant love of his life! He wants to find a way to win her over but how? When O. Douglas, the heartthrob quarterback and high school legend, saves him from getting beaten up by the school bully, Andrew sees his chance to get in with the football squad.

Is it possible to reinvent yourself in the middle of high school? Andrew is willing to try. But he’s going to have to make some changes. Fast.

How far should you go to be the person you really want to be? Andrew is about to find out.

I don't read a lot of books that are directed at teens ... I stumbled across this one.

It's written honestly and isn't filled with ooey-gooey wholesomeness. It's full of humour and I didn't find myself bored with it at any point.

Had I read it when I was in my mid-teens, I would have enjoyed it ... as I did indeed enjoy it now.

1 comment:

Lady Banana said...

You manage to get through a lot of books!

I'm bad these days, rarely reading apart from online..