Monday, August 12, 2013

3.5 Nuts for Ready or Not

Blurb from GoodReads
Top ten things Samantha Madison isn't ready for:
10. Spending Thanksgiving at Camp David
9. With her boyfriend, the president's son
8. Who appears to want to take their relationship to the Next Level
7. Which Sam inadvertently and shockingly announces live on MTV
6. While appearing to support the president's dubious policies on families, morals, and yes, sex
5. Juggling her new after-school job at Potomac Video
4. Even though she already has a job as teen ambassador to the UN (that she doesn't get paid for)
3. Riding the Metro and getting accosted because she's "the redheaded girl who saved the president's life," in spite of her new, semi permanent Midnight Ebony tresses
2. Experiencing total role reversal with her popular sister Lucy, who for once can't get the guy she wants

And the number-one thing Sam isn't ready for?
1. Finding out the hard way that in art class, "life drawing" means "naked people."

Maybe 3.5 is a bit harsh because I really liked the second installment to the All-American Girl Novel but I felt it really focused on one major While I'm not a prude or have any issues with sex in YA, I guess I was looking for more of those moments (funny, clever, crazy) the first book had. Yes, there were a few and Sam didn't only talk about sex but it seemed every conversation she had ended up about sex or at least her thoughts. 
I think it sent a good message about the thought process that goes into it and how she trusted her sister enough to ask. 
I'm still a huge fan of Meg Cabot. I was hoping to share this book with my daughter because I loved the first one so much but I think I need to hold off a bit. 

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