Girls Like Me

Girls Like Me

by Lola StVil


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Fifteen-year-old Shay Summers is trying to cope with the death of her father, being overweight, and threats from a girl bully in school. When she falls in love with Blake, a mysterious boy online, insecure Shay doesn't want to tell him who she is. But with the help of her two best friends, as well as an assist by Kermit and Miss Piggy, ultimately Shay and Blake’s love prevails.
     Girls Like Me is a fun and fresh poetic take on teen angst, social media and online anonymity, and high school romance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544706743
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 561,817
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: NP (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Lola StVil was seven when she first came to the United States from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She attended Columbia College in Chicago, where her main focus was creative writing. She is the author of the best-selling Guardians series and the Noru series.

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I whip out fake smile reserved for
Monday mornings, cheerleaders
Kara stitches series of mom-esque words
Forming dubious praise

“Your face is so pretty this morning”
= You look fat

“I made egg white omelets and wheat toast”
= So you will no longer be fat

“It’s nice out. You should walk home today.”
= So you can be less fat

Kara is stuck
With me
Shay Summers: pretty-faced fat girl who
Reads. Writes. Thinks.
Too much

Dad died
Selfish, Dad, very selfish.

“Don’t be late for school”
= Don’t stay behind, pig out, get more fat

Flashes her best fake smile
The one she keeps in the freezer
So that it stays

“See you later”

Finally alone, I call on my friends:
Breakfast burrito. Banana cream pie. Butter.

They are all missing
There’s been a massacre

Kara’s soldiers:

Wiped out all my friends
Not even condiments

I recall
My love

Could it survive savage, unprovoked attack?
Scour area
Attempt rescue

No survivors
Rest in peace,
Apple-wood bacon

Flash of red packaging
Resembles my lover’s face

A prayer
A hope
Fragile but real

Pull in closer
Oscar Mayer Bacon!
Turkey bacon?
All is lost . . .

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Girls Like Me 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it
Anonymous 3 months ago
OMG I loved this book. Girls like me is like non-realistic but, worth it book. It is so lovable that I used to carry it around reading it over and over again until, one day I lost my copy.
Fyjona More than 1 year ago
Literally, not what i expected. I LOVED IT THOUGHT! This is a book for romantics who don't care about others judgements
BlowPop More than 1 year ago
I wanted to like this book. I really did. But I couldn’t. Part of why I couldn’t is how it was written. Sometimes I couldn’t tell WHO was talking. Which is a huge problem. I like prose. I like books written in prose. But I need to know who is talking and not be confused as to who is talking. The author is good. I just think this book needed possibly another round of editing where someone went “hey, maybe make it a little clearer on WHO is talking at all times because it’s really vague at times”. Also, punctuation. There was no punctuation, no quotation marks (which goes back to people talking) so internal monologues vs people talking vs reading letters was hard to differentiate at times. Re-reading at times was necessary. I liked the cover. I did. Honestly. It’s minimal enough that it can catch your attention but tells you enough about the book that you can figure out if it’s for you to even bother reading the blurb.