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Children's LiteratureA young girl named Raisin is maturing and living in a world where it seems as though everyone she knows has been kissed. She writes for the school paper and works on a comic strip with her crush, CJ. She lives in a house with her mother, stepfather (whom she dislikes), and stepsister, who makes out with her boyfriend regularly. After moving away from her hometown, Raisin's two best friends, Pia and Claudia, read about her kissing problems, or lack there of, in a blog she posts on the Internet. The two girls help Raisin with her many freak-outs during the story and assure her that one day, she will have the perfect moment. The story unfolds through Raisin's egocentric blog as she focuses on her problems and wants her friends to focus on them too. Since the story revolves around an electronic blog, Pia and Claudia do not learn certain pieces of information immediately. Raisin waits anxiously by her computer for their feedback and their response to her earth-shattering problems and sometimes even gives advice to her two best friends. Raisin's journey is entertaining as well as informative. 2005, Razorbill/Penguin Group, Ages 12 up.