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Play Me by Laura Ruby

August 7th, 2008 (08:33 pm)

Current Mood: thirsty
Current Song: So Young by The Corrs

In this day and age, it seems as though almost everyone is uploading their movies to YouTube - even fictional characters. Eddy, along with his two best friends, all aspiring filmmakers, and a feisty actress, create an online series which is entered in a big-time television contest. Eddy's always been serious about his movies, but not so serious about love.

That is, until Lucinda comes back into his life. They "dated" at camp when they were younger, but now, as high schoolers, things are different. Eddy has a reputation as a serial dater; Lucinda's a hard-core tennis player. This relationship might change Eddy's mind about dating, and about girls, and his filmmaking might lead him back to his absentee mom, an actress who left her family years ago to pursue her own career.

Though this book is not a direct sequel to Ruby's previous teen novel, Good Girls, it does take place in the same universe and mentions Audrey as the ex-girlfriend of one of Eddy's friends.

Play Me by Laura Ruby will be released in September 2008.

He Said, She Said: Book Chic and I discussed this book at length. I posted the highlights of our discussion here. Read the entire piece at GuysLitWire.

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Posted by: micolz (micolz)
Posted at: August 8th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)

I had a chance to read Play Me in galleys and really liked it, but I have to say that I think Good Girls was even better! Laura Ruby rocks.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 8th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)

Agreed - I liked Good Girls better as well. I restrained myself from saying that in the review because I didn't want it to sound as if I disliked this one, or that I was outright comparing the two . . . but Good Girls just rocked it. The prom event? Way to take control and empower yourself.

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