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Two new books for teen girls that explore social life

January 29, 2012
By Amy Phelps , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

A middle school girl digs for the best gossip for her blog and gets plenty of drama in "Rumors from the Boys' Room" by Rose Cooper. Told in diary fashion, complete with spiral notebook and lined-paper look, blogger Sofia digs for all the dirt going on in Middlebrooke Middle School. There's the big leadership class project, the hot new foreign exchange student who just might have a crush on Sofia's best friend, Nona, drama with mean girl Penelope and perfect girl Mia, Sofia's pregnant mom drifting off to sleep in class and having all sort of mood swings and even a few run-ins with Sofia's crush, Andrew! But as Sofia tries to figure out if exchange student Lukas really does like Nona, she finds plenty of material for her blog by hanging outside of the boys' room and hearing some of the conversations within. Are fights really breaking out? Whose project will be the best? Will Sofia's mom have a boy or a girl? All of that drama and more are contained within this book.



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