Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones review

Title: What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know

Author: Sonya Sones

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (June 5, 2007)

Pages (Hardcover edition): 304

MSRP (Hardback): $16.99

My Rating: * * * * */5

(Can I give 6 of five stars? I want to...)

I loved What My Mother Doesn't Know when I read it last week, and I just had to get this sequel as soon as possible- which I did around an hour ago.

This book was so absolutely amazing! I think I loved it even better than the first, if not as much. Robin is definitely my favorite character I've read about in a long while, male or female. His character, along with Sophie's, were both perfectly crafted- their dialogue was believable and cute, and you could tell they really loved each other. I only wish I could write like Sonya Sones.

Upon getting these 2 books at the library, I figured it would just be your average typical love story in poem form. It really wasn't. Yes, it was a love story, but it was more than that- it was about him breaking out of the stereotype worthless nerd people had formed him into, when he really wasn't- he was smart, funny (despite his love of puns :P), and completely loveable.

Another thing I love is how creative Sones is with her writing. It's not like most- it's clever, subtle, and totally true to life.

In short, readitreaditreadit, nownownow! And if you can buy it. I wish I had, because it's a book I'd love to be able to loan to my friends (or random strangers on the street. Hoboes need edjamacation too).

P.S. Though this is a sequel, it stands on its own just as well and strong as if it was a totally seperate thing. However, it helped me get more out of the book having read What My Mother Doesn't Know- it isn't totally nessecary to read it first, but it helps majorly :)


Addicted Book Reader said...

I really liked both of them too! They are really cute, and I love the writing style. Nice review : )

Justine said...

Ooh, I'm glad you loved it because I borrowed it from the library and have yet to read it. Hm, but I have to ask - do I need to read the first one in order to understand this one? I haven't read What My Mother Doesn't Know because it wasn't available in our library. Eek.

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Wanda said...

I loved this one too! It was such a treat to be able to read the continuing story of Sophie and Robin from Robin's point of view. What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know was a great pick-me-up after suffering a serious case of book blahs. :)

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