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Shug by Jenny Han
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Feb 12, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: chick-lit, young-adult, things-that-make-you-go-hmm
Read in February, 2011

jenny han strikes again! i'm thoroughly impressed with this book; i thought it might simply be a cute story (and it is cute), but there is also depth to it. jenny han doesn't just skim the surface of tweens exploring love for the first time; she plunges deeper into their family situations, friendships and interpersonal relationships while staying true to the world of middle school, social status and first crushes.

from the get-go, i felt a fierce protectiveness for shug; i didn't want to see her get hurt or face rejection. her voice, uncertainties and pride are so real and raw, which made me appreciate this journey i took with her all the more. i couldn't help but smile at some of her rantings or feel broken-hearted when she expressed her loneliness. she has a great inner strength and a fire that i admire.

even though i saw the ending coming, i still enjoyed every minute of reading this. the story flowed so effortlessly, which made reading a delight. something about the book leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy inside despite any sadness or unresolved issues. and cheers for the fact that jenny han threw in a conversation about being asian-american - what a pleasant surprise.

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message 1: by Rachael (new)

Rachael You rave about Jenny han's boks so well that I will have to start reading them. They must be pretty good.

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