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My Secret Boyfriend by Lurlene McDaniel
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Jun 14, 2010

did not like it
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This book was shockingly bad. It tells the story of an unmemorable narrator who makes up a boyfriend because she does not want to tell people about her uneventful summer. Perhaps it was a terrible introduction to Lurlene McDaniel but I don't think I have disliked a book with such passion since Notes From the Underground, and at least that one had literary merit. This book focused on such a trivial, meaningless subject. It gave absolutely no credit to adolescents or adolescent readers. The writing was appallingly simplistic and an insult to teenage intelligence. The climax was silly and the denoument too convenient. The story was too easily resolved, and reminded me of a bad episode of Keenan and Kel. I would not recommend this book to anyone, not even a seventh grader, who I think can handle more mature subject material than this wasteful read.
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