Peanut

Author: Ayun Halliday
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Publish Date: December 26, 2012

Book Rating: 3/5

Bottom Line: Cute, Realistic Story.

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Publisher’s Description
Before you write me off as a delusional psycho, think about what it’s like to be thrown into a situation where everyone knows everyone… and no one knows you. Sadie has the perfect plan to snag some friends when she transfers to Plainfield High—pretend to have a peanut allergy. But what happens when you have to hand in that student health form your unsuspecting mom was supposed to fill out? And what if your new friends want to come over and your mom serves them snacks? (Peanut butter sandwich, anyone?) And then there’s the bake sale, when your teacher thinks you ate a brownie with peanuts. Graphic coming-of-age novels have huge cross-over potential, and Peanut is sure to appeal to adults and teens alike.

Book Review

This cute story is pretty believable. Most people want to have something “differernt” about them, something that makes them stand out, and in a high school that seems all the more likely. Making up something to call attention to oneself can be problematic. The fact that the main character, Sadie, picked something that turned out to be so complicated made the story move along quite well.

The artwork was well done, easy to interpret along with the tale and I was able to fly through the story. There is no indepth lesson to be learned, it’s all plainly stated. Don’t lie.

Book Received: Library
Reviewer: Jessica