Ask Amy Green: Boy Trouble: Boy Trouble

Ask Amy Green: Boy Trouble: Boy Trouble

by Sarah Webb, Justine Eyre
     
 

Thirteen-year-old Amy Green has a lot to juggle: her divorced parents, taking care of her baby siblings, not to mention navigating the snobby cliques at school. So when her cool but crazy seventeen-year-old aunt, Clover, lands a job writing the advice column for the teen magazine The Goss, Amy is happy for the chance to lend a hand.
Amy quickly realizes,

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Overview

Thirteen-year-old Amy Green has a lot to juggle: her divorced parents, taking care of her baby siblings, not to mention navigating the snobby cliques at school. So when her cool but crazy seventeen-year-old aunt, Clover, lands a job writing the advice column for the teen magazine The Goss, Amy is happy for the chance to lend a hand.
Amy quickly realizes, however, that this is no ordinary column. Clover doesn’t just want to answer readers’ letters; she wants to solve their problems . . . personally. And she drags Amy along to help. But when Amy falls for the cute boy in her art class — and her own friends start snubbing her big-time — can she find a way out of her own dilemma?

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—Sarah Webb is Ireland's Louise Rennison, although her main character, Amy Green, is a bit more serious than Georgia Nicolson: same age and same snogging issues, but faced with divorced parents, step-parents, and infant half-siblings. Amy has many moments of wisdom along with her funny bits about relationships with classmates. Clover, Amy's scheming teenage aunt, writes for a teen magazine, and is the British equivalent of Dear Abby. Amy decides to help her out, and together they work on answering letters while simultaneously addressing Amy's problems. Beware the fascination with chiffon dresses and cricket teams. There is plenty of Irish jargon such as Crombie boys, D4s, and Emos, but the glossary on the "Ask Amy Green" website offers help. Justine Eyre expressively voices the numerous teen and adult characters in Webb's novel (Candlewick, 2010). Young teens will identify with Amy and her friends as they fashion their pages on a social networking site and squabble over boyfriends.—Jennifer Ward, Albany Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441888884
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
08/10/2010
Series:
Amy Green Series
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

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