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What My Mother Doesn't Know Paperback – 1 Feb 2003

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (Feb. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689855532
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689855535
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.8 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,743,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Entertainment Weekly" Winning.

"Booklist" Starred review Fast, funny, touching.

Kirkus Reviews Starred review A verse experience that will leave readers sighing with recognition and satisfaction.

"Publishers Weekly" Honest...destined to captivate.

KLIATT Brilliant. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Book Description

A novel in verse that says everything there is to say about teenage love --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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I thought this book was fantastic. I read it within a day, it's just so easy to get into. I think many people would enjoy this book. It's fast paced and easy to read. I also think it will relate to so many teenagers. Definitely worth picking up!
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Without overstating things, this book is wonderful. It is moving and funny and honest and romantic and completely un-put-downable. In fact, I picked it up in the book shop and found it so compelling that I couldn't leave until I'd read it through to the end. (I did still buy it!) It is the type of book which after you've read, you will want to return to again and again. It is very realistic in its representation of the relationships in Sophie's life, and in particular the relationship between Sophie and her mother. The book also aptly portrays the tensions between a group of three friends and the difficulty of resisting peer pressure and going against the herd (hence Sophie's initial reluctance to acknowledge her true feelings for Robin). This is a book not just for teenage readers, but for adults who remember (or who wish to recall) that time in their lives - the good, the bad, the traumatic and the romantic (I know I've said this twice, but fear not, it's not 'romantic' in the sickly sense, but in the zingly-tingly sense). Please read this book and if you like it - and everyone I've leant it to has loved it as much as I did - try Sonya Sones' other novel written in verse "Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy" - another very well observed novel and a very impressive read. Ms. Sones, if you are out there, please write more soon.
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Sonya Sones is an amazing writter. I have been reading for a while now and I can't say that I have come across anything quite like this. Her book is captivating- there is no way you can put it down. You have no excused to put it down because it is a very easy and fast read any way. She is restored my faith in books. Her ability to capture the mentality of a 14 year old is so precise and honest. Trust me this is a great book.
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This was a fun read. When we first meed Sophie she is dating Dylan, a really good looking and popular boy from her school. Things are great to begin with but then Sophie starts to feel differently...

I enjoyed taking Sophie's journey through her first experiences with love - discovering that it's not what someone looks like but who they are that matters. I absolutely loved her for her decision at the end (you will need to read it to understand what I mean) and it set's up the next book perfectly. The story also explores Sophie's home life and her relationship with her mother and I really enjoyed that aspect of the story.

I love how Sonya Sones manages to really capture life as a teen and to infuse it with humour. She really captures relationships well too and reading her books are always great fun. I really enjoyed it and as soon as I finished it I grabbed the sequel (which is awesome!).
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