My reviewrating: 3 of 5 stars
Not quite my cup of tea, but I can certainly see why Sarah Dessen's so popular with my students. This felt like a Joci Picault/Maeve Binchy/"AGA-saga" for teen readers - and that's not a bad thing.
There's no graphic sex, or language, which makes these more palatable than, say the Gossip/Clique/A-List books, and the plot (while predictable) is interesting enough to get girls reading more.
Biggest quibble? There's nothing equivalent for boys, a group that really needs the new Harry Potter to keep them reading.
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