What My Mother Doesn't Know (Paperback)

By Sonya Sones

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781442493858, 288pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/1/2001)
Paperback (2/1/2003)
Compact Disc (6/1/2008)
MP3 CD (12/1/2016)
MP3 CD (6/20/2008)
MP3 CD (1/1/2012)
Compact Disc (6/20/2008)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (8/1/2009)
MP3 CD (6/4/2013)
Compact Disc (6/4/2013)
Prebound (2/1/2003)

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Description

An utterly authentic story of first (and second and third) love, told in accessible free verse and featuring a new cover and larger trim size.

It’s not that I'm boy crazy.
It’s just that even though
I’m almost fifteen
I’ve been having sort of a hard time
trying to figure out the difference
between love and lust.
It’s like
my mind
and my body
and my heart
just don’t seem to be able to agree
on anything.

Get to know Sophie, a freshman in high school who’s struggling through the daily grind and all the crushes that come with it, as she shares her innermost thoughts and feelings in this remarkably relatable novel in verse from Sonya Sones.


About the Author

Sonya Sones has written five YA novels-in-verse: To Be Perfectly Honest (A Novel Based on an Untrue Story), Stop Pretending, One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies, What My Mother Doesn’t Know, and its companion, What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know. Her books have received many honors, including a Christopher Award, the Myra Cohn Livingston Poetry Award, and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize nomination. But the coolest honor she ever got was when What My Mother Doesn’t Know made it onto the American Library Association’s list of the Top 100 Most Banned Books of the Decade (to see why, see p.46). She lives near the beach in southern California, and only tells the occasional fib. Visit her at SonyaSones.com or follow @SonyaSones on Twitter.


Praise For What My Mother Doesn't Know

Entertainment Weekly Winning.


Booklist Starred review Fast, funny, touching.



Kirkus Reviews Starred review A verse experience that will leave readers sighing with recognition and satisfaction.


Publishers Weekly Honest...destined to captivate.



KLIATT Brilliant.