Meet Felicia, 14-year-old student at the Manhattan Free Children’s School (also known as the Pound). In Felicia's world, she and her best friends, Jess and Kat, like to refer to themselves as the Sex Kittens, and the boys they know as the Horn Dawgs.
Felicia is getting tired of waiting for a Horn Dawg to notice her uniqueness, however. So she devises a project she and the object of her affection, Matthew the Science Brain, can work on together. Felicia is determined to discover the Secret of Love with Matthew while winning both Matthew’s heart and the science fair. But love has other plans.
(Doesn’t it always?)
From the Hardcover edition.
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Sold by:||Random House|
|File size:||386 KB|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
This is her first novel, but Maryrose also writes for the theatre and film. Her work as a lyricist and librettist has won prestigious awards. These are nice, but are often presented at award ceremonies, for which it is very, very difficult to choose an outfit.
Maryrose has a cat but secretly prefers dogs, and does not ride her bike as often as she would like. She strives to live with the appropriate mix of coolness and whimsy, and suspects this may in fact be the golden road to happiness. She will let you know how it turns out.
From the Hardcover edition.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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SEX KITTENS AND HORN DAWGS FALL IN LOVE is a gossipy love story sure to please the tween and teen chick-lit crowd. Maryrose Wood takes the reader into the world of the New York City teen with her story about a group of students who attend the Manhattan Free Children's School.
Felicia narrates the story about her crush on a boy named Matthew, and her attempt to lure him in her direction. With the school's science fair as a backdrop, the two agree to join forces to discover the mysterious X-factor in what makes love work. Felicia actually confesses her crush to Matthew, hoping his scientific curiosity will force him to help her prove their relationship is meant to be. Can they use experiments and observation to scientifically prove what makes love happen?
Other parallel plots in the book help entertain the reader. There is Felicia's liberal-minded, bookstore-owning mother who is divorced from Felicia's now remarried father. Then there's Kat, a blossoming violinist who has a Russian accompanist who seems to forget her tender young age and develops a disturbing crush on her. If that's not enough, there's Randall, a closet martial arts student, who tries to fight his romantic feelings for Felicia. All these intertwined stories are told in Felicia's unique conversational style.
Although the title might disturb some adults, Wood's novel, written about young love, is humorous and harmless fun for teen readers.
This is the coolest high school evuh! I wanna go there. These girls are FIERCE and the boys aren't bad either! You go, Felicia! This book is so real, so New York and so 'right this minute.'
This book is so great. It's like a sophisticated Traveling Pants book or a modern version of A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (not that a timeless novel like A Tree Grows In Brooklyn needs updating). I'd say it's for anyone who wants an amazing read, and has ever wanted to understand love. It provides the desire for knowing the 'secret of love' through a New York teenager's eyes and heart. READ THIS BOOK!!!
okay how about some different kinda story everyithing's like 'oh poor me the boy won't notice me' boo hoo. and the names sex kittens and horn dawgs???? lame-o!!! the author was trying to be cool but is NOT