How to Write Contemporary YA interview with Kirstin Cronn-Mills and I wanted to share it with you. The writer in me loves a challenge so I thought I’d see if I can convey my impressions of this book in 20 carefully-chosen words (excluding the book deets and some headings I’ve inserted for clarity). Must say, this was quite a challenge!
REVIEW IN 20 WORDS
Tone of Story: Gritty, Honest, Intense, Humorous
Writing Style: Earthy, Economic
Main Character (Morgan): Sassy, Searching, Passionate, Witty
Themes: Sexual identity, Life choices, Family
Keep an Eye out For: Fortunes, Post-Its, Prom
My Reaction: Loved it
Author: Kirstin Cronn-Mills
Published: 2009 by Flux
Genre: Contemporary YA
Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Morgan lives in a hick town in the middle of Nebraska. College is two years away. Her mom was killed in a car accident when she was three, her dad drinks, and her stepmom is a non-entity. Her boyfriend Derek is boring and her coworker Rob has a very cute butt that she can't stop staring at. Then there's the kiss she shared with her classmate Tessa...
But when Morgan discovers that the one person in the world she trusted most has kept a devastating secret from her, Morgan must redefine her life and herself.
Have you read this book? What did you think???