Girl v. Boy [NOOK Book]

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It's he said/she said in this hilarious and heartfelt novel about two high school journalists at the center of their school's battle of the sexes.
All's not fair in love, war, and high school journalism Sixteen-year-old Luisa Perez is not looking to win any awards for school spirit. In fact, she and her friends make it a point to avoid all activities considered "extra-curricular." So when her English teacher volunteers her to be an anonymous columnist for the school paper, ...
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Girl v. Boy

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Overview

It's he said/she said in this hilarious and heartfelt novel about two high school journalists at the center of their school's battle of the sexes.
All's not fair in love, war, and high school journalism Sixteen-year-old Luisa Perez is not looking to win any awards for school spirit. In fact, she and her friends make it a point to avoid all activities considered "extra-curricular." So when her English teacher volunteers her to be an anonymous columnist for the school paper, Luisa's first impulse is to run. But, unlike her high-school dropout sister, Luisa does want to go to college-it may be her only ticket out of a life spent working at the cowboy-themed diner where she waitresses part time-and it would be nice to something on her applications. Her first assignment is to cover her high school's latest fundraiser, which pits the girls against the boys. Luisa will cover the events from the female POV, while another anonymous writer provides the male perspective-or, at least, that's how it begins. The two columnists soon find themselves engaged in an epic battle of the sexes-a battle that Luisa is determined to win. Just who does this guy think he is, encouraging his peers to act like Neanderthals with their girlfriends? And why can't Luisa shake the very sinking feeling that her new unidentified nemesis might also be her new boyfriend?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423141532
  • Publisher: Disney Book Group
  • Publication date: 12/27/2011
  • Sold by: DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE -EBKS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 542,613
  • File size: 646 KB

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  • Posted October 30, 2008

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    Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com

    How do you stand out when there are nine other girls in your sophomore class that share the same name as you do ¿¿" Luisa Perez? You don't. At least that's what Lu Perez has told herself. <BR/><BR/>However, after the first assembly of the school year at Colonel Dumpfield (excuse me, DUNFIELD) High School in Chicago, things will change for Lu. Principal Buzzkill (excuse me again, Alvarez) announces that the Mayor of Chicago is holding a Literacy Challenge. The prize - whichever school raises the most money for the cause will have a month off for winter break. Principal Alvarez decides that it will be a girl versus boy battle at Dunfield, and the team that shows the most initiative will receive three bonus days off over the spring holiday. <BR/><BR/>The battle lines have been drawn, and the school quickly goes to war trying to come up with the best fundraisers. But for Lu, the challenge is a bit different. Her English teacher, Mr. Sparling, has a proposition for her. The school newspaper wants to run anonymous articles chronicling the efforts of both sides. There will be an anonymous writer for the girls' team, and another one for the males. <BR/><BR/>What starts out as harmless banter between the two journalists dissing the opposing team's attempts at fundraising soon turns to a real battle of the sexes. Lu, still in the background, has noticed the popular girls taking up the causes written about in her anonymous Newshound articles. To make matters even more complicated, Lu is convinced that every boy that shows an interest in her is the guys' anonymous author. <BR/><BR/>Join Lu and the cast of characters that join forces to try and help Colonel Dunfield High win the precious winter break vacation. Lu has many romantic entanglements as well as drama at home to keep the reader interested until the surprise events at the Literacy Gala announcing the city's winner of the Literacy Challenge. <BR/><BR/>Ms. Collins & Ms. Rideout write a fun, youthful battle of the sexes. The articles between Newshound and Scoop keep the story entertaining and gives the reader an inside glimpse of what boys and girls are really thinking. The reader gets to see Lu grow in confidence and come out of the anonymity of being one of ten girls named Luisa Perez in her class.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2008

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    Loved It!

    I have read alot of books in my sixteen years of life, and I would have to say this book was on of the best. It was funny, cute, and interesting. I think everyone should read this book. You will not be disappointed. Go to your local library, or bookstore and get this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2008

    Speachless

    Best book I have read in a long time.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Read this

    Totally amzing

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  • Posted July 13, 2012

    Pretty Good

    The book was entertaining. It wasn't very deep about her problems and the girl was often very predictable and the plot was also very predictable. I wasn't rooting for the guy that she ended up with, but it was a good read. It won't be very good for someone who wants the protagonist to explore her problems with her family and her future since the book does very little of it - if not at all. The book mainly focuses on her trying to decide on a guy and her trying to figure who's the male columnist. I wouldn't really recommend it if you're looking for a deeply emotional book, but if you still want to read then don't buy it just check out a public library. If you're just looking for a quick read then I recommend this book.

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  • Posted June 14, 2012

    This was one of the best books i have ever read.

    This was one of the best books i have ever read.

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  • Posted June 1, 2012

    This book was the second book that i have read from Yvonne Colli

    This book was the second book that i have read from Yvonne Collins. I really liked this book because the plot and chacters had real promblems,plus their were alot of crushes.I really like this book because it was so funny and real. I only thing that i dont like is that the maon girl in this book lets people walk all over her in the being of this book, but in the end she kinda tells people off if not her than her sister. So yeah this book was not what i thought it would be it was better. So get yourself a copy.

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  • Posted April 3, 2011

    LOL HILARIOUS AND GREAT!

    Throughout the whole book, i was wondering who Luisa was gonna choose as her bf! This novel kept me on edge and turning the pages! I laughed so many times that my family wondered wat was so funny! It definately showed the battles of boys vs. girls

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  • Posted August 20, 2010

    Fun Read

    Originally posted at: www.aurorareviews.blogspot.com ***** Luisa is one of three "Luisa's" at her school and it's easy for her to fade into the background. When her writing teacher decides she needs an extracurricular activity-he signs her on as a journalist for the school paper.

    Interesting love interests, spicy articles and fun dialogue ensue, making for a fun and entertaining read. The thing I liked the best about this novel is the constant questioning and twisting plot. There are several boys that seem to be competing for Luisa's attention and she's a likeable character in the way she is trying so hard to keep herself balanced, but she can't keep up. This book is witty, exciting and a must read. I didn't want to put it down.

    Girl v. Boy is full of snappy, roller-coaster worthy characters and dialogue. It is a light hearted, tightly woven read that will keep you turning page after page wanting more.

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  • Posted July 12, 2010

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    It's Showtime!

    At her Chicago high school, Luisa Perez is nothing special. But Luisa is content with her life, working part-time in a diner and hanging out with her two best friends, forever looking out for her Future Boyfriend. When she gets offered an anonymous gig as a newspaper columnist covering the city-wide fundraising competition promoting literacy, she is surprised but she accepts. Luisa isn't the only one writing the column however. Since the competion is boy versus girls, she will be sharing the column with an anonymous male writer who's opinions differ greatly for her own. This book covers a very hectic semester as Luisa deals with her floundering love life, antagonistic Queen Bees, and sparring with her male counterpart, Scoop, in a battle of the sexes.

    This book was cute. Not overly fluffy- there were mentions of sex and whatnot- but it was definitely a light-hearted read. While the ending was pretty predictable, there were unexpected moments on the way there. Luisa was a likable enough character. Smart enough to be believable columnist, but very very confused over boys. I'm sure some readers will absolutely adore her column.....even though I found Scoop's a tad bit better. Does that make me a traitor to my sex? Not really. Anyway, I really liked this book had a predomintanly Hispanic cast, but didn't try too hard to seem hispanic. Usually I get blinded with Spanish sayings I don't understand.

    It's a cute book. I'm sure some readers will eat it up. There were some funny moments, there were some witty moments. For me, though, it was just all right. I recommend it as a light library read.

    Oh. And sucky cover, BTW.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2008

    Words cant describe...

    Best book i have ever read...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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