Monday, March 21, 2011

More reviews (What my mother doesn't know)

What my mother doesn't know, by Sonya Sones



What a sweet and darling book. At just under 19,000 words this story, told in verse, never feels slight.

Sophie tells us about her life as a ninth-grader. We observe as she looks for love, falls in and out of it, and has near-misses with things that aren't love at all.

We watch as she grows into herself a little, starts to see herself as an individual instead of just the product of her friends or family.

I enjoyed it-- and I will read more from Sonya Sones.

I recommend this book.


Have you read it? What did you think?

12 comments:

  1. yes! i'VE READ IT ~ AND i loved IT AND i loved THE SEQUEL EVEN MORE! (i GAVE THIS ONE 4 STARS BUT THE SEQUEL ~ wHAT MY Girlfriend Doesn't Know ~ 5 stars :)

    I really LOVe verse books :) glad you enjoyed it too. And SORRY about the caps ~ oops!

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  2. I love stuff in verse, and it's so hard to find good stuff (not because there's so much bad stuff out there, but because it's not published as often). Thanks for the lead!

    Hope the revisions are going well!

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  3. I have not read this. To be honest, I've never read a single book in verse. But I'll check it out!

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  4. A student actually recommended this book to me last year--think I'll definitely check it out. :)

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  5. I've never read a single book in verse either, but I'll check this one out.

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  6. Sounds wonderful, Katharine. Have only read a few novels in verse (BECAUSE I AM FURNITURE, PIECES OF GEORGIA)and I'm not usually a big fan of them, but I'm glad to hear this one is worth it. I will definitely check it out.

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  7. I've never read a book in verse before--or, at least, not one written in the last hundred years. I'll have to give it a try when I'm finished reading Jane Eyre, which is what I'm reading right now.

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  8. Cool Nomes, I'll check out the sequel.

    They are chugging along Amie. :0)
    And verse is hard to do well.

    Do Meredith, I think you'll like it.

    Cool Pam. If students like it that says a lot.

    Do Alicia- and I'd love to see what you think.

    Cool Joanne- I haven't read either of those. Sounds interesting though.

    I know, right? Angela. I love anything atypical just on principle.

    Oh Jane Eyre Connie-- one of my favorites! There's a new movie version out that they say is pretty good.

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  9. I haven't read it but it sounds great. I love books in verse.

    And, so exciting that your cousin-in-law is pregnant... yay! More babies!

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  10. I haven't read it but it sounds great. I love books in verse.

    And, so exciting that your cousin-in-law is pregnant... yay! More babies!

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  11. I know Erin- more babies is a good thing! Do check it out, it's a really sweet story.

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