Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A Nice Girl Strikes Back

Are you the nice girl? And sometimes wonder why the heck you’re being so nice when everyone else doesn’t appreciate it or even return the favor?

This is how Emily Abbott feels in Jenny O’Connell’s The Book of Luke.

Emily is a senior in high school--she’s got a great boyfriend, the shot at being valedictorian, and she’s a nice girl.

But when she finds out she has to move to her old hometown in midyear, and her boyfriend dumps her on moving day, and suddenly her dad, who is behind the family move in the first place, gets to stay behind, Emily discovers being so nice may not be all it’s cracked up to be.

When she hooks up with her former friends, they have their share of guy problems too. Together they devise a guide that teaches guys just how to be nice to a girl. And the girls have the perfect guy to teach...

O’Connell captures readers with her memorable characters, unique high school drama, and a love story to make you melt.

Definitely keep your eye out for The Book of Luke. This is one story you don't want to miss!

(Read Jenny's YA Fresh interview here!)

3 fresh comments:

TinaFerraro said...

As you know, Kelly, I tend to write "nice girl" stories, too...and the storyline on this one really appeals to me. I'll pick it up for sure. Thanks for sharing it.

alexgirl said...

This book looks awesome. Thanks for the heads up, Kelly!
I haven't been here for a while, hope you had a good summer!!

Kelly Parra said...

Great, Tina and Alex, you'll enjoy this one!

Hope you had a great summer, too, Alex!