10.06.2006

Some girly books today...

Diva by Alex Flinn
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From the book jacket...
"For most people, the word "diva" means brilliant, talented, over-the-top, and glamorous. I, however, seemed to be trapped in the not-very-glamorous life of a cheerleader wannabe with serious ex-boyfriend issues and a permanent yo-yo diet. At least until the day I auditioned for Miami High School of the Arts -- and got in! All I had to do was convince my mother, the cosmetics salesperson with epically bad taste in clothes and mean, that going downtown to hang with the music geeks was a good idea. I had to blackmail her to be able to do it, but I’m here -- a diva-in-training -- and I'm not so sure I can cut it."

Going going by Naomi Shihab Nye
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From the book jacket...
"Florrie's favorite coffee shop, with its open mike night, dreamy candles, and cute waiters...
Going?
The mysterious little hut selling fresh lemon ice on the west side of town...
Going?
The boutique featuring clothes you don't find at the mall, allowing you to look like... an interesting person...
Going?

Individuality. Originality. Quality. Independence. Opportunity.
Going, going, gone.
What's a girl to do?"


Surfer Girl by Sanoe Lake (one of the actresses from Blue Crush)
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From the back of the book...
"Hey, girls! Interested in leaning one of the world's greatest sports? Wanna get into great shape while having outrageous fun? Or maybe you just want to be part of a cool culture that's now exploding into the mainstream. Whatever your goal, here's the place to get your feet wet!
Besides teaching you how to stand up on a board and ride, we'll also show you how to:
- Walk the walk
- Talk the talk
- And how not to flop out of your top
Here's the basic course in surfing A to Z: not only will you find out how to kick butt in the waves, but you'll find yourself developing in areas you can use on dry land, like courage, discipline, and perseverance. And, of course, you'll learn how to deal with dangerous sea creatures -- like boys. So calling all surfer girls and wannabes: check out this ultimate surf 'n' style handbook for everything you need to know about skills and safety, lick and flicks, surf history and herstory, and much, much more."

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