Saturday, March 31, 2007

"Is it possible to peak at thirteen?"

"There is no way I'm dancing with Howard Goldstein."

So starts Rachel Lowenstein's quest to sin more and break some Teen Commandments in search for a more interesting existence. First up? Dating Luke Christiansen, the blond, blue-eyed basketball star who attends Catholic school. Definitely not Jewish and definitely not family-approved.

Goy Crazy by Melissa Schorr is everything a romantic comedy fan could ask for. It's sweet and sincere and better than any rom-coms in the theater recently (have there even been any decent ones of late?). Rachel searches for herself amid all the normal teen pressures of popularity, drinking, dating and morality. She sneaks around, hiding Luke from her family, but as always, what you expect from life doesn't always pan out, and your family is always there for you. Sometimes, they can even surprise you. So can the boy next door.

You can also find Melissa Schorr at MySpace.

Other fab blog reviews:

Sara's Holds Shelf
Little Willow
Cynsations Interview
of Schorr


Anonymous said...

The last line of this post is what makes me want to read this book -- it's perfection! There's always something about that boy next door. ;)

Anonymous said...

Heh, maybe there'll be a sequel called "The Goy Next Door". ^_^