You don’t always have to read a book from the teen section; you could try a new book by Sarah Pekkanen called The Opposite of Me. It’s chick-lit, but definitely stepped up a notch or two. A quick and relatively easy read, it’s perfect to take to the beach or even curl up with at home. The basic plot involves two twin sisters: one is really pretty and the other is super smart. Lindsey (the brainiac) has always been jealous of Alex (the beauty), but has found her own niche in a marketing company where she works herself nearly to death in order to prove herself successful. But when she’s fired and goes back home to live with her parents and sister, she has to find herself a new identity, since her old one was crushed along with her former job. This is an interesting book to read and even though it’s about adults, I still found it fun and relatable, and think any teen girl would enjoy it as much as I did.
Another beach paper-back suggestion is 13 Little Blue Envelopes, by Maureen Johnson. It’s about a seventeen-year-old girl, Ginny, is sent on the trip of a lifetime after she receives an envelope in the mail from her Aunt Peg. The letter contains one thousand dollars and instructions to buy a one-way ticket to London. Guided by a series of letters from her Aunt, Ginny treks across Europe, seeing incredible sights and encountering interesting people. I love the realistic descriptions of faraway places so even if you’re not actually there, you can imagine that you are. All in all, a great book that I would highly recommend.
Post by Beatrice, teen blogger