Monday, September 20, 2010
Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Elle is a loner which is good because her mother has a new boyfriend so she has moved Elle out of the way into an apartment across town even though she is only 15. Elle is unhappy with her mother and forced to make friends at a new school. What's more, her new cat is terrified of her and constantly hides under the bed. Elle's new neighbor and friend is Frank who is older and caring. Elle develops a crush on him and is disappointed to find out that he has a girlfriend who also lives next door. But Elle is even more distressed when her new friends at school tell her that they suspect Frank has another secret he is keeping.