Sunday, March 23, 2008

Secrets of My Suburban Life: Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Secrets of My Suburban Life

By: Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Life for Ren changes from great times in New York City to crazy times in Danbury, Connecticut once her mom is killed by a huge stack of Harry Potter books. (As Ren would say: thanks J.K. Rowling!)

More then her mom passing away and having to move to a new town and meet new people, Ren finds herself wrapped up in helping her enemy, Farrin, not get hurt by a creepy pedophile on the internet.

Not surprisingly, Ren came by the information of Farrin posting in sex chat rooms by accident, having taken the wrong notebook and finding printouts of messages from a man who calls himself FDA.

Devising a half-plan, Ren makes sure that Farrin can no longer talk to FDA, but begins to talk to him herself so that she can bring this guy down!

But what happens when she finds out who the guy is?

What will she do then, when she realizes she knows FDA?

And beyond that, how can a girl make some new friends when her world seems to be falling down around her?

Secrets of My Suburban Life is the first book that I’ve read by Lauren Baratz-Logsted, but now that I have, I’m sure it won’t be the last. Secrets was a great novel about trying to build your life again, while surviving a thing called…high school. And more then that, it’s funny too!

Maybe that goes without saying, since Ren’s mom was essentially killed by Harry Potter, but it definitely goes beyond that. Ren seems like a full-fledged, real-life teenage girl, and humor definitely goes along with that!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That book really sounds interesting. Espically how her mother died by a pile of Harry Potter books lol.