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Cherry, Money, Baby

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Spunky narrator breathes life into teen-lured-by-celeb plot.

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Let's get the obvious out of the way: CHERRY, MONEY, BABY is rather long, and readers may have a hard time knowing exactly what this story is about. The womb-renting proposal doesn't happen until nearly the 300th page. Also, it will take really careful readers to figure out how Cherry actually changes in the end. But teens will enjoy the ride anyway. The unusual narrator will keep them turning pages, trying to figure out just what Cherry is going to do -- or say! -- next. Plus, it's easy to get caught up in the chaos of the young celebrity parties Cherry gets to attend at Ardelia's side -- one of which takes place at an old English manor, complete with partygoers arriving by helicopter.

Book Details

  • Author: John Cusick
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Topics: High School
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: September 10, 2013
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 17
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Available on: Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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