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By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Funny, irreverent look at everyday teen dramas.

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This YA debut from veteran kids' book author Annie Barrows takes an irreverent, funny look at teens impatient for their lives to go somewhere and to do something, anything. Particularly satisfying in Nothing are Charlotte and Frankie's snappy dialogue and Charlotte's believable, relatable, diary-like documentation of sophomore year. The story may be full of the everyday, but for 15-year-olds, that includes a heaping serving of teen drama with a dash of angst on the side. These girls live easy lives free from financial worry or any kind of hardship, and from some perspectives that in itself may seem as unrealistic as they find the rest of YA literature. But the girls are engaging characters, and teens will enjoy watching their friendship unfold.

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