Title: Uses For Boys
Author: Erica Lorraine Scheidt
Genre: YA Fiction
Published: January 2013, St. Martin’s Griffin
Purchase: Amazon, MacMillan
Main Characters: Anna, her mother, Toy
Synopsis: Anna is alone. She has a mother, sort of. She has no father. She never has. She’s trying to grow up on her own, desperately searching for a place to belong or some sort of sign that she’s on the right path, that where she is now is where she’s supposed to be. Every time she makes a new decision– a new apartment, a new friend, a new boy– she hopes it’s the one that will finally make her life make sense. “Tell me again,” she says. Will she ever find a reason to smile?
Review: This book reminds me of the way I felt when I was a teenager. Our situations were nothing alike, but I can identify with the overall feeling– not knowing where you’re going, where you belong, if you’re lovable…
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