What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones

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A teen boy confronts the complications of love in this relatable free verse novel featuring a new cover and larger trim size.

Don’t get me wrong—my girlfriend’s amazing.
But the way things have been going lately,
I’m starting to believe that the only thing worse
than not getting what you want,

is getting it.

Picking up where What My Mother Doesn’t Know leaves off, this is the story of what happens next—told from the perspective of Murphy, Sophie’s new boyfriend. And even though Murphy’s thrilled to be with Sophie, the consequences of their relationship—and the temptations outside of it—force him to consider everything he knows about love. Told in free verse and brimming with authenticity, this novel provides unique insight into the mind of a young man.
 

About Sonya Sones

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Sonya Sones has written four novels-in-verse: Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy, One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies, What My Mother Doesn’t Know, and its companion, What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know. Her books have been honored with a Christopher Award, the Myra Cohn Livingston Poetry Award, and the Claudia Lewis Award for Poetry. But the coolest honor she ever got was when What My Mother Doesn’t Know made it onto the ALA’s list of Top Ten Most Challenged Books, thrice. She lives near the beach in California. You can visit her at SonyaSones.com.
 
Published September 21, 2010 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 314 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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/ It was how it felt / when they connected with mine— / like this door / was opening up inside of me / that had never been opened before, / and his soul was walking right in.” If the threads involving Sophie’s parents are left hanging somewhat, readers will forgive this oversight.

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Six years after What My Mother Doesn’t Know sizzled onto the scene, Sones returns to continue the story of teen sweethearts Sophie Stein and Robin Murphy.

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"Drawing on the recognizable cadence of teenage speech, the author poignantly captures the tingle and heartache of being young and boy-crazy," wrote PW in a starred review.

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Teen Reads

In this sequel to WHAT MY MOTHER DOESN'T KNOW, we learn what happens next with Sophie and Robin --- but this time, it’s from the artistic outsider Robin Murphy’s point of view.

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Kidz World

Robin Murphy isn’t the most popular kid at Cambridge High School.

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Youth Services Book Review

Written in prose, with a catchy title, and a male narrator, this book would be a great read for boys, but unfortunately the picture on the cover will mostly draw girls.

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If you liked this book I suggest trying one of Sonya Sones other books like, What My Mother Doesn't Know (What My Mother Doesn't Know #1), which is written in Sophie’s point of view.

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