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Readergirlz: September 2008

September 1st, 2008 (09:05 am)
thirsty

Current Mood: thirsty
Current Song: Good Enough by Sarah McLachlan

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Read the new issue of readergirlz. This month, we're talking about Good Enough by Paula Yoo and celebrating the theme of Tolerance. Here's a sneak peek at the book:

Patti's parents expect nothing less than the best from their Korean-American daughter. Everything she does affects her chances of getting into an Ivy League school. So winning assistant concertmaster in her All-State violin competition and earning less than 2300 on her SATs is simply not good enough.

But Patti's discovering that there's more to life than the Ivy League. To start with, there's Cute Trumpet Guy. He's funny, he's talented, and he looks exactly like the lead singer of Patti's favorite band. Then, of course, there's her love of the violin. Not to mention cool rock concerts. And anyway, what if Patti doesn't want to go to HarvardYalePrinceton after all?

Read my review of Good Enough by Paula Yoo.

Read the readergirlz & postergirlz roundtable discussion of Good Enough.

rgz TV

Last month, I had the opportunity to talk to Paula about her accomplishments as a violinist and as an author. Watch our interview on rgz TV!



Talk About It

What did you think of the book? Is Patti's family anything like yours? Do you (or did you) feel pressure to get good grades and get into a good college? Talk about all this and more at the readergirlz forum.

Join our hour-long chat with Paula Yoo on Thursday, September 18th starting at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST at the readergirlz forum.

Recommended Reads

The readergirlz divas and the postergirlz advisory council recommend the following books in addition to and alongside this month's featured title:

Fiction
Luna by Julie Anne Peters
Secondhand World by Katherine Min
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan
What Happened to Lani Garver by Carol Plum-Ucci

Non-Fiction
The Official SAT Study Guide by The College Board

Read, Reflect, Reach Out

Feeling stressed? Relax by doing yoga! September has been pronounced the first-ever Yoga Month. Ten cities across the U.S. and Canada are hosting Yoga Health Festivals. Festival volunteers can get in for free! To find a festival near you, check out http://www.YogaMonth.org

Also reach for Cindy Ella by Robin Palmer, Fact of Life #31 by Denise Vega, The Year My Sister Got Lucky by Aimee Friedman, and Goddess Games by Niki Burnham, four fun YA novels featuring characters who practice yoga.

Recent readergirlz Reads
Last month's featured book and author: The Violet series by Melissa Walker
Next month's featured book and authors: Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (Read my review)
Visit the readergirlz archive.

Related Posts
Meet the readergirlz divas and the postergirlz advisory council
Read the original readergirlz press release
View all of the readergirlz-tagged posts at Bildungsroman

Comments

Posted by: Lisa Yee (lisayee)
Posted at: September 1st, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)

Hmmm . . . I can't play the violin like Paula, but I can play my iPod. Does that count?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: September 1st, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)

*grin*

Posted by: alixwrites (alixwrites)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)

Good Enough was a fun read! My 13 yo liked it too. We'll look forward to the chat!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)

Excellent. See you both there!

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