What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know

What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know

by Sonya Sones
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What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones

A teen boy confronts the complications of love in this relatable free verse novel featuring a new cover and larger trim size.

Don’t get me wrong—my girlfriend’s amazing.
But the way things have been going lately,
I’m starting to believe that the only thing worse
than not getting what you want,

is getting it.

Picking up where What My Mother Doesn’t Know leaves off, this is the story of what happens next—told from the perspective of Murphy, Sophie’s new boyfriend. And even though Murphy’s thrilled to be with Sophie, the consequences of their relationship—and the temptations outside of it—force him to consider everything he knows about love. Told in free verse and brimming with authenticity, this novel provides unique insight into the mind of a young man.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442493841
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 291
Sales rank: 476,826
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Sonya Sones has written five YA novels-in-verse: To Be Perfectly Honest (A Novel Based on an Untrue Story), Stop Pretending, One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies, What My Mother Doesn’t Know, and its companion, What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know. Her books have received many honors, including a Christopher Award, the Myra Cohn Livingston Poetry Award, and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize nomination. But the coolest honor she ever got was when What My Mother Doesn’t Know made it onto the American Library Association’s list of the Top 100 Most Banned Books of the Decade (to see why, see p.46). She lives near the beach in southern California, and only tells the occasional fib. Visit her at SonyaSones.com or follow @SonyaSones on Twitter.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay so i just have 3 things to say.... 1. Im reading off of my moms nook and i love it. 2. This book is ah-mazing. And 3...i finished it in 1 and a half days. Lol sad right?? I just COULDNT PUT IT DOWN!!!!! Haha im 13 and i have never been able to sit for soo longgg and read a book. I mean seriously, how much more inlove can a girl get???
Raymond Cunningham More than 1 year ago
This book is a diff. Version of What My Mother Doesnt Know which is Robins girlfriend speaking. Both books are incredibly amazing and so touching. Recommended for ages 13+. Its suuuuch a teen flick ;)
Guest More than 1 year ago
What my Girlfriend Doesn`t Know has become one of my favorite books. Sonya Sones writes in such a creative way that I could not put the book down. At first I did not realize that What my Girlfriend Doesn`t Know was asquel to What My Mother Doesn`t Know. But this book is totally different from because this is told from Robin`s point of view not Sophie`s. It tells all about Robin`s love for Sophie and their fun times together. This novel is so cute and very surprising. Any girl who wants to know how boys think should buy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in three hours! I am 12 and would recomend this book for 12-16. I also read one of those hideous books where the mother dies and what my mother doesn't know. But this time sonya sones wrote from a boys perspective. I thought it was well put together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent book for teens to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is real in so many ways
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it so much(:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read if you read What my mother doesnt know by the same author
Books-Rule_Cats-Do-Too More than 1 year ago
I love Sonya Sones. All of her books are written in the same lyrical style. This book is slightly different from her others though, as it is the first book she wrote from a boys point of view. However, Sones still manages to fill it with a perfect understanding of what a teenage guy goes through. What My Mother Doesn't Know is probably one of my favorite books, and I loved getting to spend more time in Sophie and Robins world. It was a very nice sequel and a wonderful read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I red the 1st 1 and luved it! Wen i found out thete waz a c-quel, i waz so x-cited!! I finished it in 2 hrs. I waz so heartbroken at times, and sometimes soph made me wanna scream at times at times and i loved murphy's journey and i loved him all through his hole journey, tho some of his actions actions were questionable. Im 12 3/4, and i love the 2 books!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a good book!
mickychelle More than 1 year ago
I havent read this one yet but i red the first od it was AMAZING!!! Cant wait to read this one
buzzlightyear More than 1 year ago
this book is good. this book was good. this book is veryyyy good(: buzz lightyear is that bomb lke ticktick(:
Elizabeth Torres More than 1 year ago
its like a poerty diary but its a guy telling the story if u just read the sample its ughh well try it yourself
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I dont think there is any swx just maube it alks about it thats all okau
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Poor guy. So many questions running through his mind. This one I found a little, well, a lot, better. And its from Murphy's POV. There's moments that was adorable, like the two communicating with each other through their sketching, drawing. Did it remind anyone of that music video for Bad Day? Anyway, this one also had its share of the angst moments as well. And the ending, I liked because with other books I've read, you have endings that are either too wrapped with a bow, or left at a point where it doesn't feel like one or ones like this where it ended at the right time. But you still wanted the story to keep going. If any of that makes sense. So these were interesting verse novels and the writing was pretty good in this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lovethis book the pages are soshort and will hlp on my ar points thank you for this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely amazing. I wish there was more books! If im being completely honest here, i actually cried. Amazing, well written. 10/10 :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lol adorable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much. I read 20 pages in one day and then the rest the next day. Its sad that i finished it so quickly because now i have nothing to do. I cant wait to read the next book. I am only 11 and it was awesome. There was a lot of sexual content in it though.
miztrebor More than 1 year ago
Again, Sonya Sones brings a great novel in the form of poetry. What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know is the sequel to Sones’ free-verse novel What My Mother Doesn’t Know, and was a great addition to the first book. It was a little weird going from book one to this book because of the POV switch from Sophie as the narrator to it being told by Robin, but in time I grew to like him, as well. I feel that Sones was able to capture the mindset of a teenage male accurately, and that’s part of the success of this book. While I didn’t like his voice all the time or some of the decisions made in the story, I feel that Robin did things how even I would have at that age. The way Sones uses poetry to tell a story, rather than prose, is what makes her writing so enjoyable to me. There might be a lack of word count, but there’s just as much depth to what the sparse pages hold for the reader. I also liked how there were a few poem/chapters that were “concrete poems,” which  used words to create a picture instead of just having the words describe the subject. I continue to be pleased with Sones’ work and can’t wait to see what else she has written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was an awesome and beutiful book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hooked on this book. I would stay up till 3 am on school nights! Great book! Highly reccomended!