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Far From Xanadu by Julie Anne Peters July 22, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Coming of Age, Dating, Not for young kids!!, week 6.
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summerhippee
Deming

This book was not what I was expecting when I checked it out. It was a little slow at first and it didn’t end in a super satisfying way. Mike lives in a small town where every day is the same. She works out in the morning, goes to school and plays softball. but when Xanadu shows up Mike finds that her world is turned upside down. Mike soon finds that she is crushing on Xanadu but there is just one problem. Xanadu is straight. Mike never thinks of her as gay but there is no doubt that Mike likes Xanadu. Mike struggles with liking Xanadu but also with her family. Two years ago her dad committed suicide and her mom has been slowly killing herself by getting over wait ever since.

This hopeful yet tearful book is all about how a teen girl deals with her family problems and her sexuality.

Wuthering Heights July 21, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Classics, Dating, Family/Friendship, General Fiction, Historical, Romance, week 6.
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Dark_Chocolate
Lynden

I agree that Wuthering Heights is not your typical love story and is not for everyone. To keep up on what was happening I really had to pay attention. The characters are extremely complex. Heathcliff and Catherine cause more trouble than they thought when they decided not to marry each other. The story is told by a housekeeper who has witnessed everything going on, but she is a great storyteller. I recommend this book to any who likes Pride & Prejudice or anything like that.

Slam July 18, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Dating, Pregnancy, Slow Plot, week 5.
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summerhippee
Deming
 
Slam by Nick Hornby
 
This book was okay but got kind of slow and weird at some points. It is written from the point of view of a 16 year old guy named Sam. Sam’s mom had him when she was only 16 and Sam has had to live with having his many of his neighbors and friends looking down on him because of it. Then Sam meets Alicia. They began going out but they spend most of their time in her bedroom. Just as things start to be working out Sam finds out that Alicia is pregnant. Sam tries to hide from the truth, embarassed because he did exactly what his mom did but his Tony Hawk poster sends him into the future (Sam often talks to his poster and the poster talks back). Sam is able to see what his future will be like but is it enough to make him go back and help Alicia through the pregnancy?

Dateable by Justin Lookadoo and Hayley DiMarco. June 16, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Christian non-fiction, Dating, Non-fiction, week 1.
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Polka_Dot
Lynden
I just finished Dateable by Justin Lookadoo and Hayley DiMarco. This book is for both guys and girls and I highly recomend it. It is written in a Christian perspective and is easy to understand. This book is fun to read and is humorous in parts but is very helpful. Justin and Hayley answer questions for guys and girls that I know alot of people  want to know. If you are clueless about the opposite gender or want to become Dateable, try it out!