Monday, October 3, 2016

Review: The Crush Dilemma (Dear Aubrey Book 1) by Susan Hatler

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Teen geek, Poppy Pinkleton,  is adding some spice to her junior year of high school: A year of psychological experiments that will 1) Earn her three units of college credit; 2) Give her an outlet to say what she wants, when she wants; and 3) Will NOT include her parents telling her to be the "bigger person."

How you ask? Poppy's gotten the green light from Ms. Peterson, the newspaper head, to write an online advice column for the school.

She's found the perfect name for her alter ego: Aubrey. It means someone who rules with "magical wisdom."

She'll be in control of her online experiment, online identity, and divvy her wisdom to the masses while tracking the results for her mini- thesis.

Now protected by a secret identity, she's got the popular crowd clambering to know what she thinks about fashion, homework, and eek... even sex! And the best part is, her parents and best friends don't know anything about it.

Finally, she can let loose a wild side and speak her mind- right or wrong, without having to meet anyone's expectations.

Soon however, dishing out advice leads to more than Poppy can handle on her own and she must make a choice. Hide behind her alter ego or take the chance that everyone, including the new boy at school, will like her for everything she is.
Which do you think she will choose?

Wow Susan Hatler did it again. I absolutely loved this book.

I found that the story dealt with real issues that teenagers go through in life and in school. It made me want to start my own advice column. The dilemmas that Poppy got herself into and out of and the characters who asked her for advice is what  makes this wonderful reading.

Happy reading everybody!

1 comment:

Susan Hatler said...

So glad you enjoyed Poppy's story!!