Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Secrets of My Suburban Life by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Ren D'arc's mom was killed by Harry Potter. Well not actually by him, but by his books. She was crushed by a pile of J.K. Rowlings books in a freak accident. So, after that, her dad decides to move them out of New York and into a small
Connecticut town. And since Ren has lived in New York all her life, she has no idea how to fit in to a town in which you need to drive and the school requires you to play a sport. Things go from bad to worse with her when she discovers that the snobby, rich girl Farrin has been chatting online with an older man and is actually planning to meet him. So Ren decides to intervene, but after she finds out who the guy is, it just brings more and more trouble.

I liked this book a lot. I think that the plot line was really unique because I have never read a book about an internet sex predator. And a funny book at that! So, I definitely liked the idea of the story, it was new and interesting. The one thing that I didn't like though was the unbelievability of Ren's character. I don't really think that anyone has ever been exempt from playing sports in elementary school gym class and she, supposedly, has never done a sport of any kind. Also, in the scene where she walks out of the door of her house to hail a cab, I find her rather immature. I think that anyone would understand that you just cannot walk out the door in the suburbs to catch a ride. Other than that though, I thought this book was really quite good. I especially liked that the author leads you to believe that you know who the bad guy is but at the end she adds a big twist that really made the book fun. So, I would definitely recommend this book. It was a fast, easy read with a good message!


  1. I loved this book. It wasn't the best, but since I was hooked from page one, it earned a high rating. ^^ Great review.

  2. A very belated thank-you to Liv and Nicole for reading and liking!


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