Girls Like Me (Hardcover)
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544706743, 320pp.
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Fifteen-year-old Shay Summers is trying to cope with the death of her father, being overweight, and threats from a girl bully in school. When she falls in love with Blake, a mysterious boy online, insecure Shay doesn't want to tell him who she is. But with the help of her two best friends, as well as an assist by Kermit and Miss Piggy, ultimately Shay and Blake’s love prevails.
Girls Like Me is a fun and fresh poetic take on teen angst, social media and online anonymity, and high school romance.
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Praise For Girls Like Me…
"[Shay's] clever, matter-of-fact voice soars, and readers will find it impossible not to root for her as she learns to accept herself and believe that other people can do the same."
"This funny, heart-wrenching novel celebrates those who don’t fit into society’s mold and the people who love them as they are. Even if the popular crowd at Shay’s school doesn’t appreciate her wit, compassion, and courage, readers will."
"Dynamic story of grief, loyalty, and, finally, some cheerworthy victories."