Luv Ya Bunches

Lauren Myracle, October 2009. This fun middle-grade novel doesn’t break any new ground, but has a good time with an old story: Fifth-grade queen bee Modessa and her clique enjoy tormenting other girls, who band together to get her back and end up becoming best buds.  The fact that they connect via a social-networking site that one of them has created herself makes up for the too-cutesy device of giving each girl a flower name.*  One of the girls, Camilla, has two mommies.  This is mentioned in passing a few times, but never used against her, even by the bitchy crowd.

*I admit I might have approved of this more if one had been named Daisy.

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One Response to Luv Ya Bunches

  1. I can’t believe this book has been banned. It’s so ridiculous. I love the cover of the book, it’s a wonderful representation of diversity. And I’m really happy that the fact of Camilla having two mothers is merely stated as a fact, nothing special. We need more books like these! I can’t wait to read it =)

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