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ErikaWasTaken

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Shine
Lauren Myracle
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
A Midsummer's Nightmare - Kody Keplinger Pros:* Not your typical summer romance story* Main character actually has reason to behave the way she does* Step-parent is actually a human being who cares!Cons:* Ending is a little after school special* Main character can be a bit exasperating at times * The word cyber-bulling gets tossed aroundMaybe it's just the novels I've chosen recently but there seems to be a trend in YA of bitchy, mean girl main characters. Gone are the awkward Bella Swans in favor of the bitchy Blair Waldorf wannabes. But like Blair, Whitley has a reason for her behavior driving by post-divorce insecurities. Her older brother is gone, she sees her dad only in the summer, and her mother is too wrapped up in her own hurt to notice Whitley. I had a lot of empathy for Whitley, which I think is a testament to the author's talent. This is a short novel, so giving reasons for the behavior and showing that underneath the bravado, Whitley does want something different, is impressive.