Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves: One Butt Cheek at a Time
Delacorte, 2007 (2007)
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Reviewed by Sally Selvadurai
ert Garibaldi feels alienated, as do most high school students. First, why did her parents have to come up with such a ridiculous name as
, especially as it was not a family-heirloom-type of name. Had they '
forgotten what is was like to be a kid, and picked the ugliest name on the planet just to see what kinds of hell a name can conjure.
ert does not have many friends; in fact Adam is her
– they have hung out and shared their deepest thoughts since kindergarten. And Adam has his own problems to deal with, the greatest amongst them being the fact that he is gay and likes Tim, who likes him too, but is not yet ready to
. Tim's gorgeous brother Lucas, a football jock, is the focus of Gert's daydreams, her perfect date, her future husband ... Add to this mix Stephen, a
from Gert's history class who has a crush on Gert, and stir!
ert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves: One Butt Cheek at a Time
is a typical
book. While it is light reading, it moves rather slowly and predictably. No doubt it will appeal to pre- and just post-pubescent girls, but has no real answers to many of those burning teenage girl
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