Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Young Adult Literature - What My Mother Doesn't Know
This is a book written in poetic verse. Sophie tells her story of relationships with boys, her mother, and her father. Her parents' marriage is falling apart and Sophie is trying to cope with the distance between her mother and father. She is also trying to adjust to her ever-changing feelings about the boys around her. First she is in love with her boyfriend Dylan, but later she can't stand the though of being near him. While her friends are away for Christmas vacation, she begins a relationship with the school outcast. She quickly learns that they have a great deal in common and that they are actually perfect for each other.
I enjoyed this book. It accurately portrays the many changing feelings and experiences that teenagers go through. I thought Sophie was an interesting narrator, and it did not take me long to become comfortable with the format of the story.