Throw pumpkin goop all over them? Wear atrocious outfits to a fancy dinner? Register her for the most ridiculous things in the store? These are all strategies today's character is willing to try in order to destroy the relationship between her dad and future stepmother!
#1 - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt, FaithWords, 2009
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 14-18
Subjects: Loss, Relationships with parents, friendships, dating relationships
Summary: Christine needs creative ideas for how to destroy relationships. Her dad is engaged to another woman and it's barely been over a year since her mom died! Then there's the Miracle Girls. They seem to be splitting apart just when Christine needs them the most. Riley and Anna are bickering over who has the best grades, all the girls are getting involved with guys and activities that are pulling them different directions. Who can Christine turn to when she needs support?
Notes: Christine has turned away from God. She says her mom was a religious person, but she isn't interested in that. The car crash claiming her mom's life is proof of that. She does come to acknowledge Him a little bit more by the end of the book, but that's not the focal point. The characters' faith is more secondary to the story line, barely there.
Recommendation Scale: 3