A must-read young adult novel!:
A BAD BOY CAN BE GOOD FOR A GIRL by Tanya Lee Stone
Don't let the title scare you.
A BAD BOY CAN BE GOOD FOR A GIRL is a cautionary tale. Teens are dealing with sex, whether we’re ready or not. This novel is about three very different girls who date the same player guy. About how the choices they make shape who they want to be. About empowerment.
Meet Josie, Nicolette, and Aviva. Three very different girls who all meet the same bad boy with an irresistible knack for getting into their blood and under their skin.
Three girls. One guy. Who will come out on top?
In A BAD BOY CAN BE GOOD FOR A GIRL, Tanya Lee Stone takes a hard look at love and sex and asks the questions: “When can a bad boy be good for a girl?”
Tanya says, “I get lots of email from teens thanking me for ‘being honest,’ saying my book helped them, or they ‘gave it to a friend who needs it.’ What’s better than that?”
Since the book came out, Tanya has been outspoken about censorship and the need for tackling tough topics in teen books. Check out her VOYA article: “From Forever to Today: The Importance of Sex in Young Adult Literature” and a recent interview with AS IF! (Authors Support Intellectual Freedom) in which she discusses sex, censorship, and Judy Blume.
The new paperback includes a bonus Reading Guide. Book Club Folks: If you have chat software and want Tanya to do a virtual book club visit, let her know.
For a free bookmark and signed bookplate, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read an excerpt: http://www.tanyastone.com/badboy.pdf
Download the Bad Boy Reading Guide: http://www.tanyastone.com/badboy_guide.pdf
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Starred Reviews from School Library Journal and Kliatt
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New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
Texas Tayshas State Reading List
Maryland Great Books for Teens 2006
Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List
Nominated for ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and ALA’s Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
"brave and beautiful…honest and nonjudgmental" - Megan McCafferty, New York Times best-selling author
"Sure to be the new Forever." - Award-Winning Author Cynthia Leitich Smith
"…the kind of tell-it-like-it-is wisdom that comes from your best girlfriends."
- Libba Bray, New York Times best-selling author
"every high-school age girl in the world needs to read this book…a story of self-discovery, broken hearts, and renewed spirits…a wake-up call." - Teens Read Too!
About the Author:
Tanya Lee Stone is the author of more than 80 books for young readers. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl is her first Young Adult novel. She has a degree in English from Oberlin College and a Master in Education degree from Southern CT State University. In addition to her books, publication credits include VOYA and the New York Times.
She loves chocolate-covered pretzels and Wild Berry Skittles. She hates the word tasty.