Tell It to Naomi
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Tell It to Naomi

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Dave Rosen has a secret. “Naomi,” the wise, witty, always-on-target, female writer behind his high school’s hit advice column, is, well, him. A native New Yorker who likes secondhand CD shops, The Simpsons, and meatball heroes.

A kid like him doesn’t have all the answers. He doesn’t even have most of the answers. Dave only got himself dragged into this fiasco to help out hi...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 8th 2004 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published 2004)
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Katie Young
Katie Young

Dave Rosen, an insightful teenager, lives with his mother, aunt and big sister Naomi who just graduated from college and is searching for a job as a journalist. Naomi helps her brother get the job as an advice journalist in school as well as lending him her name. This he hopes will endear him to his love interest, Celeste Fanucci who is the new girl in school. The advice column goes well. However, this deceit comes with consequences as Dave eventually must tell the truth and be h...more
3.5 stars. Dave's a high school sophomore with a crush on a new senior girl, Celeste. When Celeste talks to Dave's older sister, Naomi, who's trying to launch her own journalism career, and mentions that she used to write an advice column for her old school's paper, Dave decides that perhaps writing an advice column for his school paper would be a good way to win her over. Only problem is, when Naomi pitches the advice column idea to the school's journalism advisor (her ex-boyfriend), he believe...more
Cute! Chick lit for boys. Kind of. In a harebrained scheme concocted by his neurotic older sister to forge a romantic relationship with the girl of his dreams, fifteen-year-old Dave Rosen pretends to be a female advice columnist for his school newspaper.
High school sophomore Dave Rosen starts writing an advice column in his school's paper to get to know a senior girl he has a crush on - but everyone thinks that the column is written by his sister, Naomi. Humorous light fare.
Mar 30, 2008 Amber rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2008
Quick and easy read. Cute teen book. About a boy who becomes an advice columnist to win over a girl, but uses his sister's name to do it. (small) Hijinks ensue and everyone learns a lesson. I enjoyed it.
Actually, I read this book on a dare...a couple of friends and i went to the library and dared each other to check out and read these books, but surprisingly, i really liked this one....
Jan 21, 2011 Naomi rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011

I had to read this, just because of the title. It was a decent premise and had lots of promise, but was pretty poorly executed. The story and characters weren't fleshed out.
I loved this book, especially since Dave is portrayed as a boy in touch with his feminine side. There aren't a lot of books that do this any more without over doing it.
Clarissa Candrian
A little confusing at first since this edition, the Indonesian translated one, doesn't use "he" or "she". So it's hard to tell the gender, who's who and all.
Sarah Hopkins
This book was awesome. I really liked it. I'm so surprised that I finished it.
This book is good, but I don't like it's ending.
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