Review: The (Almost) perfect Guide to Imperfect Boys by Barbara Dee
In Finley's middle school, kissing frogs might lead to princes--if there were any frogs! Categorizing classmates leads to a battle of the sexes in this M!X novel from the author of Just Another Day in My Insanely Real Life.
According to Finley and her BFF, Maya, middle school boys can be put into three separate categories: tadpoles, croakers, and frogs. Per their official Life Cycle of Amphibian Boys, while tadpoles are totally not developed yet (read: boys who still love fart jokes and can't have a normal conversation with girls without making fun of them), a frog is the top of the boy food chain--evolved and mature. Sadly, not many boys have reached that elusive frog status at Staunton Middle School.
Finley thought she had everyone pegged, until Zachary Mattison enters the picture. After suddenly leaving the year before, Zachary's surprise reappearance at SMS forces Finley to see him in a new light. And when the official life cycle list falls into the wrong hands, it causes a battle between the boys and girls that turns into an all-out war--one that Finley isn't sure anyone can really win...
-summary and cover via Goodreads
Plot: Fun! The whole idea of this was fun and I really enjoyed it!
Characters: Finley was very easy to relate to! And I enjoyed getting to know the other characters in this book as well!
The cover: I like it!
Overall: I had read the authors first two books not long after both of them had released (Yep, I was actually in the intended age range for Middle Garde books at that time.), really enjoyed them, but for some reason never read her others. But I just knew I wanted to read this book a lot and I'm glad I did! Very fun and easy to relate to! Would gladly read more about these characters, too! This was the first book I read this year and I'm happy to say it started my reading year off good! I recommend it! :)
I checked this book out from my library.