Told entirely through notes passed in school, diary entries, and the occasional e–mail, Cathleen Daly's Flirt Club is a hilarious and touching tween novel about love and lust with a heart, a brain, and a whole lot more.
Isabelle and Annie are two self-professed middle–school drama geeks who have no idea how to flirt with boys—successfully. Their sweet, awkward, and painful attempts at romance are getting them nowhere, so they start Flirt Club, an after–school support group for similarly afflicted friends who decide to take decisive and strategic action.
Praise For Flirt Club…
“Oh the trauma of first kisses, crushes and co-ed convos. Izzy and Annie lose their ability to speak around boys. So they start Flirt Club, a secret society of equally distressed buds to help each other out, landing some hilarious and touching results.” —Girls' Life
“Told through very funny notes to each other, journal entries, and minutes from Flirt Club meetings, Daly's debut sparkles with wit, and her protagonists brim with enthusiasm and heart.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Told through a series of notes, journal entries, and minutes from Flirt Club meetings, Daly's tale of the (mis)adventures of a pair of self-professed drama dorks is a warm and funny portrait of the ups and downs of middle school life.” —The Horn Book
“The girls' friendships are authentic and the situations are definitely on target for middle schoolers.” —School Library Journal
“With a pleasing blend of genuine warmth and witty banter, Daly gets the tone just right as she offers up a nice counterbalance to the typical mean-girl story, focusing more on the candid affection between Annie and Izzy than on junior-high dramatics.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“Told through the girls' locker notes, lists, and journal entries, this entertaining read features peppy prose, humor, and on-target issues, such as dealing with insecurities, heartbreak, mean girls, and physical-relationship pressures.” —Booklist
“Just the ticket for preadolescent girls.” —Kirkus Reviews
Square Fish, 9780312650261, 288pp.
Publication Date: January 17, 2012
About the Author
Cathleen Daly is a writer and performance artist who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of the novel Flirt Club, and the picture book Prudence Wants a Pet, both published by Roaring Brook Press.
Her second picture book with Roaring Brook Press, Emily's Blue Period, was the runner up for the 2015-2016 Texas Bluebonnet Award, was a Junior Library Guild Selection, a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, and a Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice (University of Wisconsin).