Not a novel for young teens, Griffin's book grippingly recounts a teenager's obsessive love story. Her characters are vivid, and readers will ache right along with Parker. Solid subplots round out this great debut.
Parker is in love. But they're broken up ... kind of. She aches for him, but she's confused. With her perfect married sister always hanging around, the vicious blog at school posting racy pics of her and her parent's money problems, it's no wonder Parker's having a hard time figuring it all out. (DELACORTE, Dec., 320 pp., $16.99, ISBN: 9780385735506, HC, 16 and Up)