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Dear Big V by Ellen Leroe
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Read on February 05, 2010

Overall I'm not really sure what I thought of this book. I'll start with what I liked about it.

I liked Courtney, she is strong yet unsure and she has a quirky sense of humor that I appreciate. I think she can be a realistic teenager, constantly trying to understand what she believes. I also like how the situation was tackled. With so many books out there with pre-marital sex as something that no one truly thinks about (except to do it), this was refreshing that the other side was explored. I liked that everything was explored in a way I thought was realistic.

I also thought the book read well and it read quickly. I sat down with it yesterday afternoon and had it finished in a few hours. It also left me thinking and I like that in a book.

Now what I didn't like - there was a lot of setup for this book and then it was like a whole lot was crammed in at the end to tie it all up. I guess my main complaint was I wish the book could have been longer. I also thought the "lewds" were a little too cliched and blase about their status, but then again I think that may have to been to contrast with Courtney's "prudes".

Just a note - parents who may be reading this - this is not fully a book about abstinence so don't think of it in that way. I am not holding this up as Christian Young Adult fiction, just something that shows that a lot of kids do think twice about becoming sexually active. I can't go into much more than that because I don't want to give away any of the plot. Just don't think this book is teaching morals (nor do I think it should be, I just don't want to mislead anyone with my review). It's strictly fiction and a good book, but not anything to teach kids (maybe make them think, but not teach).
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