Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Crazy in Love by Dandi Daley Mackall
Mackall, Dandi Daley. 2007. Crazy in Love.
"Okay, so I do hear voices in my head, but they're all mine. And before you go dialing Psychiatrists-R-Us, consider the fact that I'm going to need all the help I can get just to have a fingers-crossed, fighting chance of getting through today" (1).
Mary Jane is a girl with problems. Not life-threatening problems, but problems nonetheless. These problems concern her reputation. You see, at a class get-together—a Julius Caesar film-watching get-together—Mary Jane was seen chatting with Jackson House. No big deal, right? Wrong. Jackson House is the boyfriend of one snooty Miss Popularity, Star Simon. When Mary Jane and Jackson leave the party to go pick up a case of diet coke, the rumors start flying. Though they were only gone for four minutes and did in fact return with the aforementioned diet coke, the rumor going round is that Mary Jane knows how to have a good time.
Is Mary Jane smart enough to deal with Star, Jackson, and what's left of her reputation?
Read the rest of my review in The Edge of the Forest. If a new edition has been posted already, check the archives.