Franklin, Emily. At face value.

Author:Welty, Ellen
Position::Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

FRANKLIN, Emily. At face value. Llewellyn, Flux. 262p. c2008. 978-0-7387-1307-6. $9.95. JS Cyrie Bergerac is a smart, funny 17-year-old high school student with several outstanding qualities and one outstanding (as in hard-to-miss) feature--her nose.

Even though she is the star writer on her high school newspaper, her insecurity about her appearance and her resulting defensiveness make her more unpopular than she might be if she could take her parents' advice and accept herself. She is friends with a popular and good-look-ing young man but has a secret crush on him. When a tongue-tied friend reveals that she is smitten with the same gorgeous guy and begs Cyrie to help her compose e-mails to him, Cyrie can't resist the opportunity to put her true feelings into words. She agrees to edit Leyla's emails and send them...

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