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Saturday, May 14, 2011

NEW REVIEW: Christopher Grant - Teenie

TeenieChristopher Grant
Teenie
Available Now!
4 out of 5 books


This is the third book I have read in the last few month which is categorized for young adults, and I found myself, a 40-something-year-old, engrossed in the story. I reminisced on my high school days and my best friend Noreen. As soon as we got home from school and did our homework, Noreen and I were on the phone.

Meet Martine (Teenie for short) and Cherise, who have been BFF's (best friends forever) since the third grade and their mode of conversation once they get home from school is instant message. They are as different as oil and water. Teenie excels at academics, while Cherise has no interest in it whatsoever. Cherise is more interested in fun, boys and cheerleading. The story opens with Teenie working hard to get accepted into a study program abroad, which would allow her to visit Spain for free. The “Young Scholars Study Abroad Program” will not only add some culture to her young life, but also afford her the opportunity to get out of her own backyard of Brooklyn.

As fate would have it, life is real and it rears its ugly head. Teenie and Cherise go through a period where they are not speaking, and without the street smarts of her friend Cherise, could the dangers of high school blanket and smother this freshman?

Teenie is a remarkable read, which journeys straight for the readers’ heart. It’s a story of the trials and the pains of growing up. I absolutely enjoyed how Grant delivered Teenie’s story and her dilemmas dealing with school, family, friends and a secret crush. I’m also amazed at how well he wrote from the female perspective. Good job!!

Reviewed by Missy for Urban Reviews

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