Easton, Kelly. To be Mona.

Author:Cole, Aimee
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

EASTON, Kelly. To be Mona. Simon & Schuster, Margaret K. McElderry Books. 224p. c2008. 978-1-4169-0054-2. $16.00. S

Sage would love to reinvent herself and her entire life. She's dieting, trying to figure out how to juggle her mother's extreme mood swings, wishing she had the cash to buy a wardrobe that could be labeled something other than "retro" and hiding her embarrassment that her mother can't hold a job long enough to afford groceries. Instead, she'll take action: get a job, lose some weight and aspire to the perfectly normal life of popular Mona.

Easton writes a story of Sage and her friends during a tumultuous senior year that is filled with hard issues, but then the life of an adolescent, especially on the edge of graduation, can be just that...

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