I was blown away by this affecting, hilarious, insightful book about a blended family told from two very different points of view.
Recommended grade level: 7-10
Pages: 256 (for ISBN 9780553496864)
Genre(s) and keywords: realistic, humor, Kylie’s favorites, Canadian author, international, North America (Canada)
Tone/Style: optimistic (Stewart), judgmental (Ashley)
Topics: blended families, divorce, gifted students, popularity, homosexual parents, secrets, dating
Themes: grief and loss, change, self-acceptance, shame, true friends
Summary: Thirteen-year-old Stewart is academically brilliant, but socially clueless. Fourteen-year-old Ashley is the undisputed “It” girl in her grade, but her marks stink.
Their worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. Continue reading