When offered a chance to write an anonymous column for the school paper chronicling Dunfield High’s efforts in Chicago’s citywide literacy. Girl V. Boy by Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout – book cover, description, publication history. All’s not fair in love, war, and high school journalism Sixteen-year-old Luisa Perez is not looking to win any awards for school spirit. In fact, she.

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She was exceedingly average in the beginning of the book, at least she thought she was. Since the competion is boy versus girls, she will be sharing the column with an anonymous male writer who’s opinions differ gifl for her own.

There will be an anonymous writer for the girls’ team, and another one for the males. This then causes a writing battle between the two columnists which draws in a lot of readers in their school.

Used to being pigeonholed as the reliable b.boy with her friends and at home, she’s never really had a chance to step into the limelight and explore her own interests until she gets a shot at writing a column for the school newspaper. It’s an incredibly good time. For a story set in Chicago, at a high school where there are nine other girls named Luisa Perezes, the models are not as I imagined them to look like.

Steph Su Reads: Review: Girl v. Boy by Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout

Dog-owners, you know what I’m talking about here. When I saw it on Paperback swap, I knew it was going to be one of the first books I ordered.

The prize for which group raises the most money for literacy awareness? She and scoop have very different options and they soon develop a hatred for each other. Rideouy finally snoops around and finds out who she thinks Scoop definitely is.


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Girl v. Boy – Yvonne Collins, Sandy Rideout – Google Books

Principal Alvarez decides that it will be a girl versus boy battle at Dunfield, and the team that shows the most initiative will receive three bonus days off over the spring holiday. Open Preview See a Problem? At first it starts out as a little banter between Newshound and another anonymous columnist named Scoop. And let me nad say that there’s no way the city of Chicago would ever sponsor a contest as awesome as this one. And the romance had absolutely no chemistry, or actual, you know, romance.

Thao March 28, at She has no defining talent to help distinguish herself from the others. They both like to see the sunset when it is down then up. Sep 18, Brittany rated it liked it Shelves: There’s a plot about trying to win the contest and how hard it can be for kids from working-class families to stay in school, but really this book boils down to snady relationship story.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. In fact, she and her friends make it a point to avoid all activities considered “extra-curricular. I laughed so many times reading this book and the whole time, I just had this incredibly happy, feel good vibe going on, and I know I was grinning like a fool for a long time after reading t Originally reviewed on gjrl blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing along with two others.

It goes something like this: Dec 13, Penny Leidecker rated it it was amazing. Plus I did not enjoy how the main character Luisa had the mindset that she was better than her, yet didn’t stand up to her in any way until the end of the novel.


Everyone is there and it’s fun and I can’t imagine not being in any clubs. And what did I get? English Choose a language for shopping. I like how the story is continually tied to the columns, especially when they start revolving around relationships. Chicklish March 29, at 8: For me, though, it was just all right. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

This lovely book is about two people who do not seem to be socially interactive get assigned by their English teacher to write an anonymous column in their school newspaper.

She has the same name as over 5 other girls at her school. This book turned out to be a lot different than I expected.

Anyway, this book ended up be a little more grittier than I expected, in ways that I could not have foreseen. Feb 05, Karyn Johnson rated it really liked it. The pink fluffy pen? They both liked doing everything fun and not stupid. I might have skimmed.

Family life is relatable on a lot of different levels whether it be siblings, divorce, having to work hard for very little, having trouble in school, and having a child at a young age.

Girl V. Boy

Did not have very many expectations going into this book. I also liked it being set in Chicago and dealing with a struggling school that rallies to fight against illiteracy. Dec 13, Jude rated it really liked it.

She works at a fastfood restaurant to help support her family. This gets in the way of Luisa’s love life because she thinks that every boy she dates is scoop.