About This Book:
Fans of Lisa Greenwald and Wendy Mass are sure to fall head-over-heels for this funny, sweet story of crushes, competition, and the confusing reality of middle school.
“Heartbreak is for suckers.” — Jenna Sakai
When Jenna gets dumped over winter break, it confirms what she learned from her parents’ messy divorce: Relationships are risky and only lead to disappointment. So even though she still has to see her ex-boyfriend Elliott at newspaper club, Jenna is going to be totally heartless this semester — no boys, just books.
But keeping her cool isn’t always easy. Jenna’s chief competition for a big journalism scholarship is none other than Elliott. Her best friend Keiko always seems busy with her own boyfriend. And cute-but-incredibly-annoying Rin Watanabe keeps stealing her booth at the diner she’s been hiding at every day after school. Rin is every bit as stubborn and detached as Jenna. And the more Jenna gets to know him, the more intriguing a mystery he seems. Soon Jenna is starting to realize that being a loner is kind of, well, lonely. And letting people in might just be a risk worth taking.
*Review Contributed by Karen Yingling*
There aren’t a lot of books involving school newspapers, so this is good to see. I’m not sure how many middle schools still HAVE newspapers, but perhaps this will encourage someone to start one. There is always a need for books involving light romances and friend drama,and fans of the Scholastic Wish books and the SWIRL novels will love this, especially since it involves milk shakes!
I love the fact that this is a companion to Keep it Together, Keiko Carter, but doesn’t have to be read with it. It reminds me a bit of Lisa Yee’s Millicent Min, Emily Ebers, and Stanford Wong, which all focus on different friends, or Claudia Mills’ After School Super Stars.
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