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Girls, Girls, Girls (The Black Book: Diary of a Teenage Stud #1)

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Not since American Pie has there been a more honest portrayal of the American teenage boy and his desires.-- Honor Elspeth Honey BlackFantasy and reality are all the same to Jonah Black. Freud would have had a field day.-- Dr. Leonard Larue, Ph.D.And all this time I thought Honah didn't even like girls. The man's a Casanova -- Thorne WoodJonah Black has no idea what a stud ...more
Paperback, 233 pages
Published August 21st 2001 by Avon Books (first published 2001)
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Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Personal Response: The book was amazing. My favorite parts about the book are how Jonah, the main character, goes through every day of his life. I can relate to so much of it making the book even better.

Plot Summary: Jonah is a boy from Florida's own Don Shula High. When he was in 10th and 11th grade Jonah had to move to Pennsylvania and attend Mast. Academy where he then had to leave a week before the school year back to Florida to live with his mom. By doing this he missed his final German Exa
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was very enjoyable, i really liked the note book aspect of the book and the dates dotted down over the time span in the book, a very good read and i thoroughly enjoyed it. Girls, Girls, Girls (The Black Book: Diary of a Teenage Stud) is a story about Jonah Black, whom having to move away from Masthead and leaving the love of his life, Sophie, behind is having a hard time fitting into his old school where he has to repeat 11th grade due to unlucky circumstances due to being kicked out o ...more
Dec 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Following the life of Jonah Black after his expulsion from Masthead Academy, The Black Book series is a short, fun look into the mind of a teenager as he copes with school, family, and most importantly, his love life. Though his actions can be extremely frustrating at times, I ultimately enjoyed the book, and found its style a bit refreshing from the usual John Green-esque teen novel.
Apr 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
I remember loving this series when I was younger!
After finishing this book I just continued to lie in my bed (I have a habit of reading really late at night because I can focus better) and ponder for a few minutes about my judgement.

This book is written in a journal style. Jonah Black is both the author (that exists) and the fictional character who's writing the journal. I don't know if the character reflects Black himself when he was this age or what, and I really didn't care, but it occurred to me sometimes. This book is pretty hilarious. I
May 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Through a John-Green-esque book of young adult, Jonah Black struggled through reality and fantasy. After moving from Masthead Academy with his father, where he was kicked out, back to Florida with his mother and past, he was left with unsettled issues and feelings. His fantasies of his former girlfriend named Sophie leave many questions unanswered about what happened in his past to get him kicked out. Once he returns to school, he finds out he must repeat the eleventh grade when all his old frie ...more
Jan 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: teen
Seventeen year old Jonah is returning to his home town in Palm Beach Florida after two years at a private school in Pennsylvania. Jonah was expelled from Masthead Academy, but won't reveal the reason to his friends. He simply lets them believe the rumors going around; none of which seem to be true. But coming home creates more problems for Jonah and his senior year is not what he expected.

Writing is one of his favorite past times and he has a tendency to lose himself in his work. The novel is st
Nov 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Of course I started reading this book because when I was introduced to the series in ninth grade honors English, I was told that this was a series for boys. That year almost every girl I knew was chomping at the bit for a chance to check out this book from our teacher and read it (we do not like being told we cannot have something because we are girls). I remember not being able to put the book down, and being disappointed when I had to wait for the second book to be made available to me when I ...more
Mar 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
(really a 4.5) I am reading this book again because it is one of my favorite ya books and I loved it when I read it the first time. Hopefully I still like it the second time around!

Update: Really liked it again! The narrator's voice is great. It is a teenage boy thinking about sex, but in a meaningful and sweet way. He writes this journal but it shifts from reality to daydreams and back and I loved getting lost in Jonah's fantasies. It kind of reminds me of how the Time Traveler's Wife reads,
Jonah returns home to Pompano Beach, FL, after two years living with his father in PA. An aura of mystery surrounds his return. He was expelled from Masthead Academy for reasons that are unclear other than that a car accident and a girlfriend named Sophie are involved. Jonah himself doesn't make it clear in this first book of the series. He's back in touch with friends who have changed since he left, including his sister Honey, a genius who skipped 10th grade and is now a grade ahead of Jonah. J ...more
Mar 01, 2010 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No One
Shelves: teen, fiction, boy-read
This book takes 233 pages to go nowhere and answers no questions. I could not relate to any of the characters and Black’s fantasy and reality are so intertwined that I never knew what Black was making up and what was actually happening. If this is suppose to be how a real American teenage boy thinks and acts, then I feel bad for teenage boys. I cannot believe this is the first book in a series!!! I could hardly drag myself through this book, why in the world would I CHOSE to read another one!?!?
Oct 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
Jonah Black, author and main character of the series The Black Book: Diary of a Teenage Stud, finds himself back at his old school after being away for two years, but instead of being a senior, the powers that be make him take junior year over. We know something fairly awful happened while he was living with his dad, but the clues the author gives are just enough to keep you turning the pages. It's a good thing that there are three, going on four, books in this series, because after volume one ( ...more
Caitlin Simm
This book was an easy read but a really great read. I really liked how Jennifer Finney Boylan (BTW, She's the real author behind this writing) wrote this, because her writing is just amazing. I really hope Jonah ends up with Posie. I also liked how Posie's younger sister Caitlin was lying on her bed with her earphones on. lol
Abbee kenney
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was surprised how at how good this book actually was. it really didn't have a very high rating and it was being sold in the bottom the 70 percent off pile in a used bookstore. I loved it and I can't wait to read the second one
Aug 03, 2011 rated it liked it
I read these when I was 15 and I remember really liking them.
It was very good, the only adult content have some references to sex but overall a good read.
Dec 18, 2011 rated it it was ok
Left me very confused. :-\
Sep 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I love this series - it's so hilarious!
Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
was very interesting
Jan 13, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: young_adult
Why was Jonah kicked out and what is going on with Sophie?
Nov 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
Over all pretty good book
May 10, 2011 rated it liked it
A quick, interesting teen read.
Apr 19, 2013 rated it did not like it
this book wasn't what i thought (hoped) it would be. i'm clearly not its target audience. but you do dumb things when you're bored and in the hospital.
Dec 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Still good the third time around
May 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
One of the reasons I love this website! I adored these books in early high school and completely forgot they existed. Oh, how fun it is to reminisce...
A decent young adult series.
Nov 23, 2009 rated it it was ok
I liked this book but i didnt get who shopie was but i think i will learn in the next book .
Miles F
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Read the whole series when I was growing up, definitely recommend it to any teenage guys!
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Mar 23, 2010
Colleen Wooten
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Jonah Black, of course, grew up in Pompano Beach, Florida. He attended boarding school in Pennsylvania until recently when, under shrouded circumstances, he left and has since been picking up the pieces of his shattered life. And checking out all the Florida chicks.
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