3.77 Carol Sonenklar My Own Worst Enemy

ISBN 13: 9780439175180

My Own Worst Enemy

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9780439175180: My Own Worst Enemy

As she begins classes at a new middle school, Eve decides to try to fit in so that her father, who has just lost his job, will have less to worry about, but she finds that being true to herself is really the best thing to do.

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About the Author:

Carol Sonenklar grew up in Michigan, the setting of this story, where she received her B.A. in Art History from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Journalism from Michigan State University. Ms. Sonenklar is the author of two earlier novels, "Bug Boy" and "Bug Girl". She lives in Pennsylvania with her family.

From Kirkus Reviews:

A nonconformist teenager changes her style to fit into the Barbie-wannabe clique at a new school. Though Eve does it to please her parents, readers will wonder why she bothers; her mother, a traveling saleswoman, is seldom home, and thanks to a slovenly older brother and a radically clueless, unemployed father, she lives in a filthy shambles of unfinished home improvement projects. Interrupting her narrative for long rants (``I think it's totally unfair that girls have to worry so much about how they look'') that become the basis of a teen column in the local paper, Eve recounts her efforts to cultivate class queen Lisle while keeping her embarrassing home life secret; the plotline is never more than a pretext, however, for introducing adult and young adult women trying oncomfortably for the most partconventional gender roles and expectations. Most of the characters remain opaque; Sonenklar sends conflicting signals about whether Eve's mother is deliberately staying away or not, and gives readers no help understanding why her father would refuse to inquire about a promising job opportunity. In the end, Lisle invites herself over, and Eve's subsequent banishment from the fashion plate circle gives her a chance to wear old clothes and gain instant acceptance from arty social outsiders in her class. Lacking in the humor and imagination of Bug Boy (1997) and Bug Girl (1998), this is likely to leave readers more puzzled by its ambiguities than intrigued by issues it raises. (Fiction. 11-14) -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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