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Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff
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Jan 12, 10

bookshelves: young-adult-fiction, realistic-fiction, tough-issues
Read in January, 2010

I'm not really sure this comparison will make sense, but this book felt like the teen guy equivalent of chick lit. In a good way. It had the incredibly likable main character (Andy) who you can't help but root for as he navigates through his personal obstacles, girls and sports. That being said, I'm not entirely sure who will pick this book up...it isn't enough about sports to attract the readers who only like sports books and for readers who like just realistic guys in school kinds of books it didn't really have enough of just guys in pursuit of girls and hanging around with each other. It was very much a personal and kind of touching (albeit funny) underdog coming of age story. I'd probably give it to fans of John Green or maybe Jordan Sonnenblick. Regardless, this was a great book for the right reader.
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