Tuesday, July 26, 2011

YA To Read: Beacon Hills High by Mo'Nique

Once again, a cruise through the stacks to find something for a patron, results in me finding something I want to stop drop and devour.  I had no idea that Mo'Nique had a Young Adult novel!  (insert my shamed face)  Of course, it centers on a plus-sized teen, which I have to say actually draws me to the story.  Mo'Nique has a way of saying just what us full-figured chicks are thinking.  Here's the jacket description courtesy of GoodReads:

Getting into Millwood High, the "tightest" high school in Baltimore, is all that's been consuming thirteen-year-old F.A.T. (Fabulous And Thick, that is) Eboni Michelle Imes. When she's accepted, all that she can think about are four years of fun with her best friends, Michelle, Yolanda, and Charisse—the TTC (the Too Tight Crew).
But life has other plans for Eboni. When her father finally lands his dream job, everyone is excited—except Eboni. While Dad's new business venture means moving the family to glamorous Los Angeles, for Eboni it means moving away from her friends, her crush Vincent, and everything she has ever known.
A charming coming-of-age story that deals with common adolescent issues such as body image, being the "new girl" in school, and adjusting to a new neighborhood, Beacon Hills High is sure to resonate with not only Mo'Nique's young fans, but also teenage girls everywhere.

It seemed almost that as SOON as I spotted this title, someone checked it out, (which is a good thing), but as soon as I can, I'm going to give Mo'Nique's teen drama a go.  She hasn't let me down in the past.

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