But instead of being disgusted by the one who took this picture, everyone talks bad about Audrey. What an unpleasant visual, says Ash. Audrey and Luke 'hook up' at parties all fall, until someon an interview in the back of this book suggests this book be required reading for all teenagers, their parents, and teachers. But we never did do much talking. There is a guy wearing a plaid jacket with a fish tank on his head.
Audrey has to come to terms with a whole town's reaction to what should have been a private moment. The kind that works hard to keep up her grades, spends weekends working in her dad's store, manning the cash register, and basically just being a good daughter and a good friend. Now, I get that the book was about gender double standards in regard to sexuality and how we express it regarding how a female is considered a slut for having sex, and a man is known as a player or whatever, but that doesn't mean you exclude male characters getting the same time to be as well-written as the female. This book is not really about the sex act but much more about the fall out and the way This extremely topical story addresses issues of sex, bullying, invasion of privacy, and the Internet. Female characters in this book: Misunderstood, misjudged, good once you get past their reputations Male characters in this book: Dirt bags, douches, pervs, assholes, one-dimensional, selfish, controlling, manipulative, rude and just horrible people Really? Another totally awesome, totally random find at the library! Audrey reflects on things a lot, and she and I saw how people turn out to be different than expected. Let me have a little fun. Yay for good, feminist-minded books! You also can see how Audrey and her friend's relationship builds.
Best friends--the outrageous old ones and the out-of-the-blue new. The sex, when it comes and for all it's the main theme of the book, there's not a large amount is done well. Dark thoughts in sunshiny places. I believe in starting over, even if things seem downright impossible. At least my parents let me stay out as late as everyone else.
The author kept Luke enough of a mystery until the end that you were never sure what was going on with him. I have recommended this book to many students and they agree that Ruby has the teen life nailed down. I did like that it went through exactly what it was like going to the gynecologist for the first time… and it did a good job describing how nervous you are the first time you have sex. In this case, it wasn't even the victims fault. Luke reaches out and yanks her bedraggled tail. I probably won't recommend this book around.
The romance with Audrey and Luke was alright. This incredibly brave story sizzles with passion, insight, humour and wisdom, and is one every girl can relate to; weve all dealt with wanting to be liked, with being gossiped about, ignored, jeered at Audreys struggle for self-respect, love and acceptance is every girls struggle. To view it, Spoiler filled Okay so i just finished the book just then so my thoughts are all over the place but i'll try to write them down. All that appears to have changed is that this sort of thing and its distant cousin sexting are a bigger deal. The picture goes around to everyone and she is labelled. One of the blurbs on this book says it's essential reading for teenage girls, and for women who remember what it was like to be young and talked about.
I am so much more than what you see. The relationship between Audrey and her Mother and Father is treated with care and respect as they struggle to come to terms with Audrey as a sexual being. Someone they know, someone at the party, took the picture and sent it to everyone. Currently, she is working on several thousand projects, drinking way too much coffee, and searching for new tunes for her iPod. Frankly, I loved this book and recommend it to anyone who would want to read it. You sleep through all your classes. We forget for a moment that we have done these same acts or that these acts are part of our sexual nature and we label these girls a slut.
Joelle runs around taking bad pictures with her digital camera. You guys are still, like, hanging out, right? Overall, I really loved this book. Ah, stereotypes just never go away, does it? Audrey is a likable girl who reminds me somewhat of myself when it comes to how much of a perfectionist she is concerning her grades. And I loved the subtle message of empowerment! A rare, breathtaking book about the inner turmoil of girls teetering on the edge of adulthood, unsure whether to jump before they're pushed. So, win for this book already.
Audrey is a good girl. Performing oral sex on a guy who isn't even your boyfriend and who therefore has no obligation toward you or implied sense of trust 2. Some people would say this is the story of a photograph. I suddenly do not want to be at this party at all. But Luke is a liar, a player, a dream, and Audrey knows it. Sure, they have some distinctive qualities, but I would hate people to think that in every high school, you have these cardboard-ish people who can only be described with one or two adjectives. A lot of us do it.
I found Audrey likeable, believable, and possessed of a quirky, fresh and appealing voice and point of view. This deliberately incorrect title contains absolutely disgusting descriptions of hookups, and that's just a small part of its problems. Good Girls is an un-put-downable emotional roller coaster of a novel frank, fearless, funny and touching. I'm dropping this to 3 stars, since as the days go by, my memories of it grow bitter. The noise scares Cat Stevens—aka Stevie, The Furminator, and Mr. Her short fiction for adults has appeared in various literary magazines, including Other Voices, The Florida Review, Sycamore Review and Nimrod.
I often receive books for review, but this does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Joelle would never dress up as a mummy or a monster, or even a Goth chick. The reaction of everyone in school was portrayed pretty realistically, even the teachers. Well here's the deal with this book. What kind of dark thoughts? I cross my fingers and whisper a teeny little prayer in my head: Please, God, do not let me make an idiot of myself tonight.