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Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves: One Butt Cheek at a Time

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Hilarious high school angst with frank sex talk.

Book Amber Kizer Humor 2007
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Gert's voice is very honest, real, and hilarious; Amber Kizer captures the feelings of being a 15-year-old girl with remarkable accuracy and compassion. And readers will believe Gert's transformation from an angsty teen into a girl becoming comfortable with herself. The pace is terrific and the ending, though great, will leave readers wanting more. They will be delighted to know that this book is part of a planned series.

Readers will enjoy and commiserate with Gert's laments over being the third wheel on her best friend's dates and her parents' general cluelessness. They will understand her rants over boys, hypocritical teachers, and the effort of trying to fit into a world in which some kids seem to have gotten a guide book and others are left to fend for themselves. Parents will sympathize and remember what it was like to be 15; the awkwardness that gives way to self-awareness. Teens and parents will find much to discuss, and what better way to bridge the tough topics than through this frank and witty read.

Book Details

  • Author: Amber Kizer
  • Genre: Humor
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • Publication date: October 9, 2007
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 14
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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