Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What Mrs N's Been Reading - Harmless

Just finished Dana Reinhardt's Harmless. This is another one told from 3 different perspectives, 3 high school freshman girls, who sneak out to a party, get caught lying to their parents about their whereabouts, and invent a cover story. As the story unfolds, the girls' cover story takes on a life of it's own, dragging several other people down, while the girls deal with the emotional aftermath of events at the party. It's straightforward, relatively simple style would make it a good choice for reluctant readers. There are some valuable lessons in here as well. It deals with some mature subject matter, but does it without being graphic or explicit. A good choice for high school students. Enjoy!

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