The Crazy Things Girls do for Love by Dyan Sheldon
Fashion-crazy Sicilee is a poster child for over-consumption. Her archrival, Maya, wears arty vintage clothes but hasn’t a clue what’s in the food she eats. So when drop-dead gorgeous new student Cody Lightfoot sets out to spread his eco-ways–and spur the Environmental Club toward an all-out Earth Day bash–Sicilee and Maya have their work cut out to attract his attention. What if Sicilee trades her fur boots for walking shoes (even if she can’t find the school when she’s not inside a car)? What if Maya dresses in plastic bottles and bags to preach in front of the supermarket (until security is called)? Or could it be that Cody isn’t all he’ s cracked up to be, and that saving the planet really is more important than impressing a boy? With her trademark quick-fire wit, Dyan Sheldon shows just what girls will do for love–and what earth-changing realizations they might have along the way.
This is a terrible cover. There’s nothing good about it. The only reason I bought it was because it was on the 3 for $10 shelf. It got lucky.
I thought this was going to be a cutesy romance book about a bunch of teenagers. That’s what the summary made me believe and that’s what the cover looked like. I didn’t like the characters at the start because they’re all really annoying and they’re all trying to impress the new guy. The book took and unexpected turn though.
My New BFF
I eventually came to admire Sicilee the most. She was doing all these things to impress this one guy and ended up actually enjoying what she was doing. I felt like I was proud of her for being less of a snobby teenager and actually focussing on something. It was kind of cute.
No crush in this book. It’s not the kind of book where you develop a crush because there were several guys being focussed on.
The writing was really light and fluffy. You could tell the author did a lot of research for this book and I actually learned a few things. I was actually pretty impressed with how it turned out.
You start off thinking this is going to be a cutesy romance but it develops into an intense book about how to help the environment. I thought it was a fun twist and I enjoyed seeing the characters become passionate in that field. I really enjoyed how things turned out in the end too. There were a lot of good morals for any younger teenagers that read this. It wasn’t a favourite but I was pleasantly surprised! It’s kind of a feel good young adult book. It want something to surprise you and make you feel happy afterwards, this is the book for you.
4 out of 5 stars