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Skunk Girl

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

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    What's that I smell? The stink of a good book!

    Although skunk girl channeled the typical girl-likes-boy-but-too-uncool-to-get-him-to-notice story, I thought it was still pretty unique since Nina came from a South Asian background. One of my very good friends from college is Pakistani, so as I read skunk girl, I was picturing my friend as Nina and wondering how her high school experience went. Not to mention, I could semi-relate to Nina's experiences since I am Vietnamese - a similar social situation, though I would say that Nina was more successful in breaking free earlier :)

    Yet I was not entirely convinced that Asher was worth all that effort. He might have that dreamy Italian accent, but I got the impression that he was quite a "player" even if he did not seem arrogant and did not mean to break every girl's heart. But I guess I cannot fault Nina - who can resist looking at the pretty boys, even if they may not be Mr. Right?

    The great thing about skunk girl is how realistic I found it. I laughed at Nina's woes concerning her South Asian "curse" and sympathized as her parents heaped responsibility and tradition upon her, but I hoped that she would eventually appreciate her parents, her family, her culture. Nina chooses to sneak out to a party in hopes to see Asher and do some underage drinking with her friends, but quickly finds out that it may not be for her. It was nice to see Nina make not the greatest decisions and learn from them.

    skunk girl was a pretty cute book with a narrator who had a great sense of humor as she experienced her growing pains. It reminded me of Bend It Like Beckham, but with less soccer and more high school drama.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Skunk Girl is an amazing book

    This is such a good book. My class is doing book club, but in seperate clubs. When my teacher said who is interested in reading Skunk Girl, I was the only one who raised my hand, till she said who had a thought about it and three girls raised their hands. I was so embarresed to be the only girl who wanted to read the book. Now I have a really cool group. This week I am the illastrator. You should read it some time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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