Books: Teen Novels


Sadie: Nugrl90 (Bloggrls #1)Marshall Cavendish, 2007

Written entirely in blog style, complete with shorthand language, a unique “clicktionary” explaining blogspeak, and scattered hand-drawn artwork throughout, the first title in my teen novel series tells the story of Sadie, a.k.a. nugrl90, who wakes up one day to discover that her semi-happy teen life has taken a serious turn toward disaster.

Not only are Sadie’s parents really, truly getting divorced (as they threatened to do a hundred times), but now her family is moving! She’ll have to share a room with WS (her wicked sister) and start the school year as “the new girl.” So, Sadie creates a blog where she can try to sort out all the w3tp’s (what’s wrong with this picture?) that have entered her life.

But everything starts to change when she meets BB (Buff Boy). He’s either the biggest troublemaker in town or the most misunderstood guy on the planet. Could this be Sadie’s chance to fit in at her new school? Or will a relationship with BB isolate her even further?

Sadie discovers that life can only get more complicated as she comes face to face with the dark sides of both BB and her troubled best friend. When she is forced to make a life-altering decision that changes her perception of love forever, the future seems hopeless. Through it all, Sadie’s blog is her savior—where she vents to friends old and new, where she discovers the inner strength to keep moving forward, and where she ultimately finds her soul.


Meg: Sistrsic92 (Bloggrls #2)Marshall Cavendish, 2009

In this second title in my Bloggrls series, Meg (a.k.a. sistrsic92) can’t help having a serious inferiority complex—you would, too, if you had a sister like T2P2 (The Totally Perfect Person), who can usually be found surrounded by a circle of adoring friends and her ultra-popular boyfriend. But Meg soon learns that she has one thing T2P2 never had—blog pals who are the VBFs a girl could ever hope for. When Meg’s sister develops an eating disorder and reveals to Meg a huge secret, Meg will have to decide how far sisterhood goes and what secrets are worth keeping—before it’s too late. Chronicling the main events throughout are hand drawings by teen-illustrator Tyler Beauford.