A NON-BLONDE CHEERLEADER IN LOVE by Kieran Scott

A NON-BLONDE CHEERLEADER IN LOVE

Age Range: 14 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

The continuing saga of Annisa Gobrowski, the only brunette in her beachside Florida high school, becomes a Mars-vs.-Venus battle when the award-winning cheerleading squad adds guys, including Annisa’s now-official boyfriend, Daniel. The boys protect their masculine pride by refusing to participate in a bake sale, for example, but the girls are having none of that, as warring pranks get out of hand, threatening to break up both the squad and the formerly happy couple. This episode remains as breezily well-written as the original, but doesn’t quite plumb the same emotional depths. Scott focuses on the escalating war between the sexes, and then has to rely on a pat, sudden-insight conclusion to get out of the jam. However, the conflicting personalities and pranks will trigger plenty of laughter and eye-rolling recognition from young readers. Still plenty of fun, especially for the rah-rah crowd. (Fiction. YA)

Pub Date: June 21st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-399-24494-0
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Putnam
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 2007




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