When three high school sophomores set up a weblog as a class project to research whether girls or boys are more sex-crazed–and to play matchmaker, their own messy love lives become even more complicated. Here’s a sample excerpt: After Book 1: This book was terrifying. She was absolutely desperate for attention and validation, which was pretty sad. Her whole situation was a bit too stalker-y for me to handle. After Book 3: This series is childish and immature. After Book 5: Oh no, I’ve started to lose so many brain cells that this installment was actually halfway decent.

This wasn’t even a guilty-pleasure, it was more like guilty-torture. One quote had me laughing: “Madison was thirsty.” Considering the colloquial meaning of , I’d agree 100%. After Book 2: I’m losing brain cells as I read this. After Book 6: Well, that was a lame and unremarkable ending.

Now, Claire must figure out how to negotiate the tricky landscape that is fifth gradeas the only remaining girl in school.

Claires story is recounted through her letters to Bess, which she supplements by re- creating her drawings from the school bathroom wall (she has the girls bathroom to herself, after all).

Although she could have done it without breaking a sweat, ironically, this time she's innocent."Hunger Games (book 1), Catching Fire (book 2), & Mockingjay (book 3) by Suzanne Collins In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.

by Sarah Dessen"When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, high school senior Ruby winds up living with Cora, the sister she has not seen for ten years, and learns about Cora's new life, what makes a family, how to allow people to help her when she needs it, and that she too has something to offer others."by Catherine Fisher"To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape."Chronicles of Nick Series: (book 1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon"Streetwise, tough, and savvy, Nick and his quick sarcasm are the stuff of legend...

Each chapter includes a daily astrology report for the character in focus, and the action is advanced through e-mails as well as straight narrative.

The teen concerns in the book are authentic (physical development, nicknames that hurt, crushes on teachers), but their treatment and resolution are uneven--and sometimes unrealistic. Students are flocking to the site to take the sex quiz and find the perfect date, and, of course, the site also helps the girls with their own love problems. Sophomores Mads, Holly, and Lina are famous at their alternative high school for the Dating Game Web site, which they created for their Interpersonal Human Dynamics class.Girls waiting for a new A List or Gossip Girl, however, will be well pleased.Cindy Welch Copyright © American Library Association.until the night when his best friends try to kill him.