Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Two for Teens! I just finished reading Stalker Girl by Rosemary Graham, and I am currently reading Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler.  Let me tell you a little bit about both books, and you decide what you are in the mood to read: (summaries by Goodreads)

Carly never meant to become a stalker. She just wanted to find out who Brian started dating after he dumped her. But a little harmless online research turns into a quick glance, and that turns into an afternoon of watching. Soon Carly is putting all of her energy into following Brian's new girlfriend--all of the sadness she feels about her mom's recent breakup, all of the anger she feels over being pushed aside by her dad while he prepares for his new wife's new baby. When Carly's stalking is discovered in the worst possible way by the worst possible person, she is forced to acknowledge her problem and the underlying issues that led to it. Wow!  I think everyone in the Facebook age can relate to this a tiny bit, and see how being interested can cross the line to being obsessed.  4 out of 5 stars.

Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she’s a girl who doesn’t believe in second chances... a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner and obsessing over what might have been. So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life... and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals. She’s got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who’s been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done.  So far - I'm loving this book.  An added bonus is it is set in Buffalo, and sometimes mentions Rochester!

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