Ashamed of his mother when she throws a party for his junior high graduation--and even sings a song for him, fifteen-year-old Alex meets Suzy, who shares his problem and who becomes his partner in reform and romance
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Alex and Suzie have three commonalities: their age (14), their mutual admiration and pretentious, overbearing mothers. The friends decide to use toy clickers as a Pavlovian way of curbing their mothers' grating and embarrassing behavior. The experiment proves so effective that Suzie almost "clicks" Alex when she learns he's been neglecting his free-spirited father. Filichia's ( Girls Can't Do It ) latest YA novel is overly detailed, repetitive and saccharine. Alex's exhausting first-person narrative reveals every thought, and too much is made of his frequent blushing. The author's liberal use of the colloquial "like" is as jarring in print as in speech. Modifying parental conduct might be achieved more expeditiously--and respectfully--through discussion rather than "scientific" means. Ages 12-up.
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