Sunday, November 23, 2008

Me, Penelope

Me, Penelope
by Lisa Jahn-Clough


Penelope, Lopi for short, is sixteen years old. She and her mother live alone, and she can't stand the way her mother acts. She's getting older, so she shouldn't flirt with everyone she meets, or have a new boyfriend every week.

Lopi has a list of things she wants: her license, her mom to leave her alone, and to get out of high school early. The thing Lopi really wants is to find someone to not only love, but one who she can have sex with. She thinks about who it can be and goes through three guys and she is still a virgin. Will she find what she is looking for? Will her mom change?

This book was okay. It was very different, actually. I liked how it was written, but I found Penelope to be an annoying character. She just blamed herself for what happened in the past, and she is totally obsessed with sex. If you don't like sexual books, don't read this. Otherwise, you may or may not enjoy it.