Laura F. Sanchez Freaking Green

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Freaking Green

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Jasmine Hayward’s dreams for her junior year focus on guys, friends and landing the lead roles in her high school’s plays. Then Jasmine’s cashed-strapped family is forced to cut their carbon footprint by 80 percent to win $5 million. Suddenly everything Jasmine does, from getting to school to making a sandwich, puts a fortune at risk. While Jasmine’s family of reluctant eco-warriors frantically strives and connives its way toward their goal, Jasmine fears that winning the money means losing friends, guys and her dream of an acting career. In this refreshingly funny, skillful coming of age story, Jasmine finds love in the last place she expected it. She also makes it to Hollywood but not in the way she imagined.

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After years spent designing energy efficient houses, Laura Sanchez began writing, guided by the notion that any subject---housing, politics, computer graphics, environmental issues—can be both understandable and enjoyable. With Freaking Green, she’s transformed teen angst and climate science into a downright guilty pleasure. Laura lives in Los Lunas, New Mexico, with her husband, four cats and assorted wildlife.

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In a culture still arguing about whether or not carbon emissions are destroying the planet . . . young adult novels engage the debate about global warming and climate change. In Freaking Green, Laura F. Sanchez uses home space as a site for exploring these ideas with her beautifully crafted narrative. Sanchez, a native New Mexican, situates her story in Albuquerque and conveys it through the teenage eyes of Jasmine. Eccentric, leftist-leaning Aunt Olivia shows up in the opening scene as a dead person in a shipping crate; the plot begins to thicken as a manila envelope containing the aunt’s will offers a challenge to the cash-strapped family. If the familial unit can cut their total carbon footprint by 80 percent over the course of the year, they will inherit Aunt Olivia’s millions. If not, her estate goes to Greenpeace. Sanchez has done a marvelous job crafting the characters in this work. . . . We witness the evolution of each quirky family member, as they move from downright anger, to extreme irritation, to a renewed sense of zen-like purpose of creating a greener lifestyle. Importantly, Sanchez provides the reader with real-life facts and statistics on carbon emissions produced by a typical family. This book teaches about climate change as much as it provides an entertaining read. Multiple references to real places in Albuquerque add another fun dimension to this novel for local readers. . . . The humor . . . makes for an entertaining read, while addressing the serious ecological problems.- BARBARA KORBAL, Weekly Alibi Review

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