Friedman, Aimee. A Novel Idea.

Author:Squicciarini, Stephanie
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

FRIEDMAN, Aimee. A novel idea. Simon & Schuster, Pulse. 234p. c2006. 1-4169-0785-8. $5.99. JS

This newest entry in the Simon Pulse Romantic Comedies line is sure to please. After being told by her guidance counselor that she needs extracurricular activities for her college applications, Norah Bloom decides to start a book group with her friends, Audre and Scott. Audre has a crush on Griffin, an employee at The Book Nook where the group will meet; Scott has sworn off love as he has just broken up with his boyfriend; and Norah has as much luck with romance as she has had with extracurricular activities--so all three are able to give the group lots of their time. Norah, as the leader, is at once excited and nervous about her role. She does, after all, have a reputation of being quite the discerning reader and is now at risk of everyone...

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