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Dear Big V

Dear Big V

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by Ellen Leroe
     
 

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School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—Courtney Condon, a junior at "Dull-Val" High School and founder of a club to promote abstinence, awakes to a disturbing phone call from her friend Andy McElroy. The current president of the club, and a thorn in Courtney's side, and two other members completely disrupted the weekend dance by taking pictures of "lewd" behavior of those dancing and making out and slapping panty liners on people's clothes with messages such as "Respect Yourself" and "Say No to Sex." And thus the war between the "Prudes" and the "Lewds" begins. Courtney's life becomes more complicated when the editor of the school paper assigns her to write a column about the issue with the hottest guy in school. The expected ensues—Courtney develops a major crush on him—which causes her to question her stance on abstinence. Add to this a sexually repressed mother with issues from being abused as a child and who has alienated the entire family, a dad who lives in the basement, and a brother who has been basically disowned for moving in with his girlfriend, and you have the setup for this convoluted tale. While the book itself is howlishly funny at times and surprisingly undidactic, its impact is ruined by the insertion of Courtney's version of a diary, her conversations with "the Big V," especially when her virginity replies. Most teens are going to read her first conversation with the Big V and put the book down.—Janet Hilbun, University of North Texas, Denton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934813102
Publisher:
Westside Books
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
850L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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