What My Mother Doesn't Know

What My Mother Doesn't Know

Book - 2001
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My name is Sophie.This book is about me.It tellsthe heart-stoppingly riveting storyof my first love.And also of my second.And, okay, my third love, too.It's not that I'm boy crazy.It's just that even thoughI'm almost fifteenI've been having sort of a hard timetrying to figure out the differencebetween love and lust.It's likemy mindand my bodyand my heartjust don't seem to be able to agreeon anything.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2001.
ISBN: 9780689841149
0689841140
9781442493858
Branch Call Number: YA SON

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Lisa_Marie_C Apr 02, 2016

Quick-paced and cleverly structured this slim pick navigates relationships and the everyday experience with ease.


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FindingJane Apr 01, 2016

Sophie isn’t foolish or naïve. But she’s going through rough times that are forcing her to grow up faster than she’d like.

The poetry here is that of an adolescent girl. But there’s nothing too silly about it. True, when Sophie does get fixated on a boy, her poetry revolves around him with the sort of nail-biting intensity you might expect. But Sophie has a good head on her shoulders, one that forces her to step back every now and again and look carefully at the objects of her affections.

The free-form poetry, lacking in rhyme for the most part, takes us on a journey through Sophie’s changing values, lifestyle and outlook. She understands that love is important, that there are all sorts of different kinds and that sorting them out is…complicated. When she finally finds a guy who understands her and shares her interest, you can’t help but cheer. Sophie’s growing up and her tastes reflect that. Not bad.

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laylaaa
Jul 14, 2014

This book was ok. I didn't really like that it was just poems and it could have been alot better

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JAELINW
Jul 06, 2014

This book was even better than what I excpected it be. I read it in one night I just could put it down.

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Mekhlasingh
Jun 11, 2012

This book encourages the reader to read avidly from the beginning to the end of the book. This book would be very nice for teenage girls.

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cupkakes
Dec 15, 2011

AWESOME book. loved it. READ IT!! u will LOVE it! <3

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2122101827
Dec 12, 2011

Oh my goodness, this book was awesome! it was witty and poetic and realistic. READ THS BOOK :)

iratom22 Nov 01, 2011

A cute and light book that I would definitely reccomend :)

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ahwoni23
Jun 23, 2011

Awesome book! Quick and interesting with verses, and Sophie's quick-changing crush/love and family drama is easy to relate for most teenage girls

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JAELINW
Jul 06, 2014

JAELINW thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 18

blue_zebra_352 Jun 05, 2013

blue_zebra_352 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Mekhlasingh
Jun 11, 2012

Mekhlasingh thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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maroon_owl_8 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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EPLPicks_Teen Mar 13, 2010

These sharp, funny, and tragic poems tell of Sophie's sometimes painful but always passionate journey of self-discovery. Grade 6 - 9

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EuSei Sep 10, 2012

Mom started bowling/ And said that Dad/ Was a selfish son of a bitch/ And that he makes her life miserable/ Because he doesn’t give a damn/ About her feelings. (Another Nuclear Meltdown)

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