Johnson, Varian. My life as a rhombus.

Author:MacGregor, Amanda
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

JOHNSON, Varian. My life as a rhombus. Llewelyn, Flux. 293p. c2007. 978-0-7387-1150-7. $9.95. S

When Rhonda, a senior, begins tutoring Sarah, a popular junior, she isn't happy with the arrangement. Rhonda prefers to tutor younger students, and wants nothing to do with her peers, especially from the popular group. Without really knowing anything about Sarah, Rhonda decides she doesn't like her. When Rhonda discovers that Sarah is pregnant, and has yet to tell anyone, she decides to befriend Sarah. After all, Sarah could use someone with a little empathy and compassion, and since Rhonda was in Sarah's shoes a few years ago, she can relate. Sarah's pregnancy forces Rhonda to deal with her own feelings toward what she went through. In the three years since her abortion, Rhonda has thrown herself into her schoolwork, figuring if she keeps her head down and gets good grades, she'll keep out of trouble. A math whiz, Rhonda creates a set of rules and theorems to govern the rest of high school...

To continue reading