My Sister - the Superbitch; I Slept with My Best Friend's Boyfriend; They Think I'm Too Easy; My Boyfriend's Older than My Dad
My Sister - the Superbitch
I Slept with My Best Friend's Boyfriend
They Think I'm Too Easy
My Boyfriend's Older than My Dad
This new mass market paperback series features bright, modern covers with sensationalist titles designed to intrigue and titillate. Scholastic's 'Point' title certainly targets teenage readers effectively - bold, relevant issues with an easy to read typeface and an attractively low price.
There are recognisable authors here, too - always a sign that some thought has gone into a series. Rosie Corrigan is the most familiar - her entertaining mother/daughter sagas and advice books have always been worthwhile reads.
Plots are formulaic - main character happy, happiness disintegrating under pressure, satisfactory solution with a lesson learned - and all accessible to even reluctant readers. My only reservation about this collection is some of the titles - I Slept with My Best Friend's Boyfriend and They Think I'm Too Easy may well be excellent moneyspinners but parents, school governors and librarians may be reluctant to purchase such provocatively titled books.
It is the old dilemma - should teenagers read what adults think appropriate or what they really want to read? These titles may bridge this uneasy gap.