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What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
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Jan 04, 13

bookshelves: 5-star, romantic, make-me-wanna-cry, young-adult
Read in August, 2011

Let me start off saying this cover is so completely misleading. It looks like an adult kissing another adult. The women is wearing a fancy looking blouse, hair up in a bun, and the man has a beard. (not typical looking freshman if you ask me, I happen to be a freshman!) Which, the guy in the story has a beard, but it's red/orange, not brown. So all in all, the cover looks like two adults kissing. And NO, the story is not about that. Kissing, yeah it's involved, but that's not what this is about!
And then the title, What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know.
Sounds scandalous, doesn't it.
And then the 4 naked women mentioned in the inside cover.
Even more scandalous, yes?
But did the author mention, there's also a naked man?
No, she did not.
Why?
Cause that could go in many different directions.
There's nothing quite as scandalous as you're thinking.
No need to worry.
Or question my taste in books.

Meet Robin Murphy.
But everyone calls him Murphy.
Except Sophie.
Who calls him Robin.
You know what a Murphy is to the people at their school?
Loser.
Failure.
Outcast.
No quality.
Stupid. Moron.
Nerd. Geek. Dweeb. Freak.
Not so nice is it?

Sophie isn't the kind of person who would be seen associating with him.
She's beautiful, popular, smart, and nice.

And then winter break happened, Sophie turned into Robin's girlfriend.
School started again.
Sophie's friends ditched her. Random acts of unkindness were made to the couple.
People thought Sophie had gone insane.

Told in poem format, Robin tells of how he struggled agianst bullies in school. How it hurt him to see his girlfriend, eyes not shinning as bright as before with happeniness. How he wanted to break up with her, just so she would be happier without people making fun of her. And how they promised, needed to get through this together, people would hopefully accept them eventually.
This is their story.

Friends make all the difference in the world. Remember that.


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1/4/13 Hey they changed the cover!!
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Ruth GRR I WAS GONNA READ THIS BEFORE I LEFT. the first book was, okay, it was adorable. really unlikely to happen, but adorable. kawaii desu. ke ai. you know.


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