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Sonya Sones

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SONYA SONES has written seven young adult novels in verse: Stop Pretending, What My Mother Doesn’t Know, What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know, One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies, To Be Perfectly Honest, Saving Red, and The Opposite of Innocent.

Her books have received many awards, including a Christopher Award, the Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry, the Claudia Lewis Poetry Award, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize nomination and a Cuffie Award from Publisher’s Weekly for Best Book Title of the year. But the coolest honor she ever received was when her novel, What My Mother Doesn’t Know, landed her a spot on the American Library Association’s list of the Most Frequently Banned Authors of the 21st Century. (To find out why, see page
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What My Mother Doesn't Know...

3.82 avg rating — 13,781 ratings — published 2001 — 28 editions
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One of Those Hideous Books ...

3.96 avg rating — 7,673 ratings — published 2004 — 14 editions
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What My Girlfriend Doesn't ...

3.96 avg rating — 6,631 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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Stop Pretending: What Happe...

3.89 avg rating — 4,428 ratings — published 1999 — 15 editions
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To Be Perfectly Honest: A N...

3.76 avg rating — 1,738 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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Saving Red

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The Hunchback of Neiman Mar...

3.73 avg rating — 701 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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The Opposite of Innocent

3.67 avg rating — 394 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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The Sonya Sones Collection:...

4.35 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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The Opposite of Innocent by Sonya Sones
"I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.

Lily has grown a lot since Luke left two years ago, and her childhood crush has deepened. Though Luke is older, he is perfection in Lily's eyes. Whe..." Read more of this review »
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Okay. Wow. What a ride. This book was nothing like I expected it to be. When I read the synopsis, I guess I didn’t really realize that this book is about a pedophil..." Read more of this review »
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Saving Red by Sonya Sones
" Lucy dear,
Thank you so much for this beautiful review. It means so much to me to hear that you liked the way I handled Molly's panic attacks. And I lo
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“I know this sounds incredibly lame,
but I don't want losing my virginity
to feel like I'm losing something.
I want it to feel like I'm finding something.
I want sex to be amazing.
I want it to be life-alteringly wonderful.
And I want it to happen with someone I love.”
Sonya Sones, One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies

“But most days,
I wander around feeling invisible.
Like I'm a speck of dust
floating in the air
that can only be seen
when a shaft of light hits it.”
Sonya Sones, One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies

“Culture Clash

Dylan says
when I meet his mother today
I shouldn't mention
that I'm Jewish.

I say
okay, but can I
tell her about
the HIV postive thing?

He gives me a look.
I give him one back”
Sonya Sones, What My Mother Doesn't Know

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