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Rainbow Party by Paul Ruditis
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May 02, 10

bookshelves: ya-fiction, relationships, peer-pressure
Read from April 30 to May 02, 2010

Gin plans a Rainbow Party (oral sex) assured that every invitee will come ready and willing. But as the minutes tick by up to the start of the party, each teenaged participant mentally ticks off the reasons for and against attending it. Peer pressure seems to be the reason most intially say yes, but morals and safe sex education appear to win out in the end...and of course, the fact that Gin's dad walks in at the precise moment the party is to begin.

Not a particulary well written book, although that may have been by design. Many teenagers are fearless, spontaneous, and driven by fear that they won't be accepted. The writing seems to take on these attributes, too. However, when, at the end of the book, gonorrhea is the present most of the kids would have brought to the party, the message is sobering and thought-provoking.
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