What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones: 4/5

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She knows what it's like to want to be with someone every minute, and what it's like to crave a kiss. She knows friendship, and the love for family that transcends disappointment. But has she ever really been in love? Sophie is about to find out. [Image shows a girl sitting on a bench looking at a famous painting (Renoir's Le Bal a Bougival)]

Challenged for: “sexism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group.”
As far as I can tell, people who challenge books think “sexually explicit” means “the author admits sex exists and that teenagers sometimes think (very vaguely) about having it.”

Good for: People who like young adult romance. I have a number of friends who would really like this book, I think! It’s very cute and quite powerful for such a short thing. I wasn’t actually expecting to like this at all, as I usually find books-in-verse to be kitschy, but this little story really won me over.

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