How I Changed My Life (Time Zone High)

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Bolita (Bo for short) and Kyle are not exactly in the same clique: She's the shy girl working backstage at the school play, and he's front and center as Time Zone High's star quarterback. But then Kyle blows out his knee, quits football, and joins the school play, and Bo decides it's time for a change.

After a D.I.Y. makeover, Bo realizes she and Kyle aren't in such different cliques anymore. Now that she has his attention...can Bo turn Kyle into more than a friend?

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Todd Strasser has written many critically acclaimed novels for adults, teenagers, and children, including the award-winning Can’t Get There from Here, Give a Boy a Gun, Boot Camp, If I Grow Up, Famous, and How I Created My Perfect Prom Date, which became the Fox feature film Drive Me Crazy. Todd lives in a suburb of New York and speaks frequently at schools. Visit him at ToddStrasser.com.

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Grade 7 Up?Awkward senior Bovita Vine, nicknamed "Bo," specializes in managing the school plays from her favorite theater seat, the catwalk. Her work is crucial to the success of any production, but she has always avoided the spotlight. Now, she has a crush on Kyle, a football hunk whose career is cut short by a knee injury, whose cookie-cutter perfect girlfriend Chloe always has a leading role. The plot is old, and Strasser has used the character types before?demanding rich girls with big houses, accomplished smart girls, decent jocks reluctantly open to growth opportunities, and musicians who have learned about life?but the author's inimitable humor and sure grasp of high school sociometrics freshens them. Teens will be amused by the secretive pizza franchise based in the boys' restroom. They will probably accept that someone might want to break into a prison, and they will certainly recognize the PINS (Persons In Need of Supervision) who live to rattle teachers. Although the revolving first-person point of view (chapters alternate between Kyle and Bo) may be confusing to some readers, those who stay with the story will profit from Strasser's study of developing relationships. Kyle's growing acceptance of his baby half-brother and stepmother is satisfying and well defined; Bo Vine's becoming Dee Vine is funny.?Cindy Darling Codell, Clark Middle School, Winchester, KY
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