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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

readergirlz, September 2008: Good Enough by Paula Yoo

The new issue of readergirlz is out! This month is all about Tolerance.  Check out the featured book, Good Enough by Paula Yoo. Here's a sneak peek:

Patti's parents expect nothing less than the best from their Korean-American daughter. Everything she does affects her chances of getting into an Ivy League school. So winning assistant concertmaster in her All-State violin competition and earning less than 2300 on her SATs is simply not good enough.

But Patti's discovering that there's more to life than the Ivy League. To start with, there's Cute Trumpet Guy. He's funny, he's talented, and he looks exactly like the lead singer of Patti's favorite band. Then, of course, there's her love of the violin. Not to mention cool rock concerts. And anyway, what if Patti doesn't want to go to HarvardYalePrinceton after all?

Here's the readergirlz & postergirlz roundtable discussion of Good Enough...In case you're curious about my opinion on academic pressure for teens, check out the roundtable discussion.

Have a discussion about the book at the readergirlz forum (sample questions):
  • What did you think of the book? 
  • Is Patti's family anything like yours? 
  • Do you (or did you) feel pressure to get good grades and get into a good college? 
  • Our hour-long chat with Paula Yoo will be on Thursday, September 18th starting at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST at the readergirlz forum.

Recommended Reads:
The readergirlz divas and the postergirlz advisory council recommend the following books in addition to and alongside this month's featured title:

Luna by Julie Anne Peters
Secondhand World by Katherine Min
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan
What Happened to Lani Garver by Carol Plum-Ucci

The Official SAT Study Guide by The College Board

So, come on, and join us at the readergirlz forum!


m. thompson said...

I agreed with what you had to say in the readergirlz/postergirlz discussion. The book sounds interesting.

Callipygia said...

gee Viv, sounds scarily familiar... good talking to you yesterday! xx