is clever and brave and true (on the inside, anyway). And she's about to become your new best friend.
Annemarie Wilcox, or Shug as her family calls her, is beginning to think there's nothing worse than being twelve. She's too tall, too freckled, and way too flat-chested. Shug is sure that there's not one good or amazing thing about her. And now she has to start junio...more
I was in the middle of a book that was boring me to death so I set it aside and started reorganizing my bookshelves and happened to find this paperback (back when it still had the cute red popsicle cover). I read it about seven years ago when I was still in high school and it made such a big impact on me it was one of the first books I cried over. Maybe it was nostalgia playing a hand, but I felt compelled to open this book again and the page I bookmarked pointed at the quote above, ...more
RTC later, because I need to be more coherent to come up with a review that'd make you read this.
My first ever buddy read with The Cool Guy. Thanks for making this even more fun Fares! I loved reading with you xD ...more
I'm so happy I made the right decision by choosing this book for a light and easy read. I was definitely not disappointed. The book cover alone is already a huge come on.
Oh, which silly girl like me would resist that? It suggests that this book will be sweet, enjoyable and comforting and I earned exactly these things after reading this. I love how the story is told in a POV of a 12 year old girl, Annemarie or also known as "Shug." It's this POV that is the very tool that made this whole book wo ...more
This sort of reminds me of the book Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen because of the age of the protagonists, which is middle-graders. However, I'm slightly leaning to Van ...more
Annemarie Wilcox, known to her family as Shug, is twelve-years old, tall, flat-chested, and nowhere near the type of girl she wants to be. Shug also believes that, ow that she's twelve, she's at the perfect age to receive her first kiss, and she knows just who she wants to give it to her--her best friend, Mark Findley, the true and actual boy-next-door. Well, actually, the boy down the street, but it's close enough. The only problem is that Mark doesn't show an ...more
*chokes on coffee**dies laughing*
I think I would've liked this book more if I was this way when I was younger, but I couldn't relate at all.
This was just so cringey and petty and also SO cliché.
I also love how this book completely glosses over Shug's body insecurities, it could of been such a good plot to let Shug realize her worth, instead we're stuck with her chasing a lame fruitcake of a twelve-year-old boy around u ...more
It's a short, cute and lovely story that I wish I had read years ago, when I would've been able to relate even more to Shug. Even though she's years younger than me, I relate a lot to her and I loved reading about her.
Shug's personality is really interesting, because she's authentic and honest, but she has flaws, too. She cares about her friends and family, but not so much about popularity, even though she wishes she could be with her friends without being ...more
Shug is about a girl moving from elementary to middle school and all of the emotions and tribulations that come with that. I can distinctly remember being that age. Everything felt so important and everything is the end of the world. Shug is a lot like ...more
Ladies and gentlemen, here’s what Jenny Han can do with her writing talent.
I usually don’t enjoy middle grade because I’m too grown up to relate to the characters, and at the beginning of this book I wished more than once that this was YA instead.
But then something shifted.
You can imagine how freaking surprised I am that I loved Shug this much. I related to a 12 year old? When I have double that age? What?
This entire book was so cute but also unexpectedly profound. Annemarie is dealing with ...more
The novel is all about the way things change once you enter middle school, whether you are ready or not. It starts in summer just before school starts, and already things are di ...more
The moment I started the book, I knew it would be good. I thought it would be about the love story of AnneMarie,nicknamed Shug, and Mark and those kids lovestory. But the story turned out to be something else.
The story is based on the perspective of a twelve year old girl and the flow of the story will continue to bind you even though the plot hasn't got much to offer. I had a preety good time reading the story.
A not so beautiful school girl ...more
This book is a light and easy read.
I want to be "Shug's" friend!!!!
This book reminded me of my pre-teen, my first kiss, my first period, my first friend fight.
It is simple adorable!!!!
This is a cute YA story. If you're a fan of YA you have to give a try to read this.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Author: Jenny Han
Release Date: May 29th 2012
Rating: 4 Stars
Writing Style: First Person, Female POV
Character Development: Annemarie Wilcox aka Shug is a nice girl. She's a good sister, daughter and friend. I liked her character. Somehow it reminds me of myself when I was in her age. Mark, he is (or was?) Shug's best friend. He knows he ...more
Moving on. You see recently I read flipped, TFIOS, Anna and the FK, Fangirl, etc. and I adored all of them. So as apart of my new venture into the genre of Coming of age, and realistic fiction, this was next on my list. And it had everything a novel needs- the tag of a famous author, the rec of a famous author, a adorable cover, and a cute blurb- except one thing. An actual plot. Maybe coming of age books are supposed to b ...more
This is a purrr-fect light book to read. Maybe it is a great choice for beginners in reading English book since there are less difficult words in it.
While I read it, the story makes me reminisce about my first experience as a teenager—puppy love, got my first period, fought over best friend, et cetera.
I really did not like this book. I believe that the reason I didn’t like it was because I absolutely hated the main character, Annemarie. Another name Annemarie was known by was Shug. She was so insecure and always felt her life was the worst thing you could ever imagine. I just wanted to jump ...more
Thus begins the summer of Shug's t ...more
Annemarie, also known as Shug, is dealing with all of the horrible territory that comes with the age of twelve. She has a crush on her best friend, who is a guy, ...more
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