Tuesday, September 05, 2006
I am the Wallpaper by Mark Peter Hughes
Have you ever felt like wallpaper, like you are there in the background but nobody notices you? Floey is ordinary, and she's tired of being overlooked. She confides to her diary all of her attempts to be the new and improved Floey Packer. However, her worst nightmare comes true when she finds her personal and private diary on the Internet for all the neighborhood boys to see. There's lots more to this book, including horrible cousins, a small training bra, a crush on a best friend, a disastrous poetry reading, and some elderly people skinny dipping. This book is fun to read, but also contains some serious thoughts about being true to yourself, sticking up for yourself, and getting along with your friends. Recommended especially for 7th and 8th grade girls.