Posts Tagged ‘doing it’

RadReads#4…A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl by Stone

April 16, 2010

Oh!  Oh!  Oh!  A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl is such a great great great RadRead.  And it’s written in verse so it reads supa fast.  Uh-huh.  Try it. 

It’s kinda like the girl version of Doing It by Melvin Burgess which we sort of reviewed here.  But Doing It is a lot longer and not written in verse.  (And it’s a really great RadRead, too, especially for dudes!)  Anyways.  A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl features the experiences of three pretty different girls who don’t really know each other and they end up falling for the same “bad boy” around the same time period.  It’s cool to see how he subtly hooks each of them in different ways and it’s even cooler to see how each of the girls handle the experience.  Oh, and it’s kinda racy, too. 

Can’t say we didn’t warn ya!

 To summarize:  Both very excellent reads.  Both radical in their own right.  Both worth it.  Check ‘em out.  And National Library Week is almost over!  Have you hugged your library yet?!

Doing It by Melvin Burgess

September 30, 2009

doing itOne of the best challenged books I’ve read lately is Doing It by Melvin Burgess.  It’s a great read and a perfect book to feature during our celebration of Banned Books Week.  After reading the review that John Gillette (Bettendorf’s teen librarian) wrote I had to check it out for myself. 

So, check out John’s review and then place a hold on the book.  You won’t be disappointed!

-Christie