Monday, March 17, 2008

The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It by Lisa Shanahan

Gemma lives in a small Australian town. Her mother crochets--a lot, her sister is a little out there, and her dad is obsessed with grass. Then Debbie, Gemma's sister, announces her engagement to Brian, the guy she's been dating for a month. And things begin to change.

For one, Gemma's crush, Nick, notices her--but only to get her to try out for the school play. But Gemma has issues with public speaking--it makes her throw up. But she goes out anyway. And then Raven deHead, a delinquent from her class, goes out for the play as well. And the two of them get partnered together. And Gemma sees how the poorer families live in her town.

But Gemma likes Nick, right? So why does she find him so annoying now? And will she ever figure out what she wants?

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