Saturday, July 7, 2012

Oh, Boy, Mallory by Laurie Friedman

Mallory hears through the grapevine that a boy in the next grade likes her.  She's not really sure she likes him or that she is ready for a boyfriend but her friends encourage her to pursue the relationship.  In  one funny scene after another we see what crushes in 4th and 5th grade are like, what happens when you do what your friend wants you to do and how in the end you should be true to yourself.  Laurie Friedman writes what young girls want to read about and her Mallory books are always so enjoyable.  This one is perfect for girls discovering boys.  Perfect for readers in 3rd-6th grade who enjoy contemporary fiction and for reluctant and struggling readers as it's written in diary form with loads of terrific illustrations by Jennifer Kalis.  Read as an ebook arc courtesy of Lerner Publishing Group via Netgalley.

For reviews of other Mallory books click here or here.

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