Not Anything

Not Anything

by Carmen Rodrigues


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Not Anything by Carmen Rodrigues

A powerful debut novel about a girl living a not-so-glamorous life in a city that's all about glamour.

It always sounds way more glamorous than it is when Susie Shannon tells people that she's from Miami. But Miami's not all sunshine and hotties. It's endless zip codes and mega high schools where, if someone lost anything-including themselves-they just might not find it again...

Not that Susie ever lost herself. No way. Ever since her mom died, she made sure to keep her world safe. With no boyfriend, an increasingly MIA best friend, and a dad who couldn't pick her out of lineup to save his life, she somehow managed to stay okay.

Then she met Danny Diaz. Danny's is the life that she's destined to change. At least that's what Mr. Murphy said when he begged Susie to tutor Danny. She doubts that she could change anyone's life, but what if Mr. Murphy's right? Or better yet, what if Danny is destined to change hers?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425219287
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/05/2008
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.35(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Carmen Rodrigues was raised in the suburbs of Miami. Her obsession with love (and other mysterious occurrences) prompted her to begin writing at the age of eleven. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Not Anything 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Layna More than 1 year ago
Such a fantastic read. Loved everything about. Fell in love with Susie and in love with Danny and Marisol. Geez I loved this book, I think I've read it like 5 times now. I certainly can't wait for 'A Little Something' to come out!! When it does someone notify me!!!!! Read this book, you'll fall in love :)
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Everything changed when Susie Shannon's mother passed away. Susie's once attentive father is now oblivious toward her, finding solace in his writing. Susie used to trust everyone, opening up to them, cracking a smile here and there, but now she doesn't trust her best friend or even herself. She used to love her life and everything in it, but once her mother passed away, keeping to herself was the way to go.

No boyfriend, one true friend, never smiling, trying to adapt to her changing father -- this is how Susie lives. It seemed like everyone around her had moved on, but Susie and her father just couldn't.

What Susie doesn't know, though, is that the new school year, her sophomore year, will be life-altering, in both good and bad ways.

Her boy troubles begin when her favorite teacher, Mr. Murphy, decides that it would be best for Susie if she tutored Danny Diaz, the very cute and very popular athlete, to shape him up a little. Of course, Susie doesn't think this is the best idea and the first few study sessions prove this. But as time progresses, not only do the study arrangements work out, Susie begins to see Danny in a whole new light -- especially the side of him that she wouldn't mind having as her boyfriend. Yet, Susie isn't so sure that a boyfriend is a good idea.

Aside from her Danny troubles, Susie's best friend, Marisol, begins to drift away, her next-door neighbor is trying to become friends with her again, and her father is showing interest in her best friend's mom.

Now that she sees her dad moving on, Susie wonders if it's her time to do so too, since the perfect boy is right in front of her and moving on would be the only way to reconnect with her old friends. But will this prove to be the worst decision she makes or will it be the beginning of something good?

With her debut novel, Carmen Rodrigues crafts a successful story of a girl lost in a world she thought she knew, only to figure out that she needed a little push, a little strength, to overcome her obstacles. While making decisions, both worthwhile and regretful, Susie discovers a new part of herself that she never knew she had.

Beautifully written, NOT ANYTHING is just the beginning of something special.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loove this book!!! i read it 3 times .... and that's a lot because i hate rereading books, and i'm begging the author to hurry up with the next one. So when you see it please tell me!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. I love that Susie fins herself and changes but it also shous how evil people can be just to get a guy. It also shows that you need to accept things before anything changes.