Author: Catherine Clark
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen (May 3, 2000)
From the back of the book:
This is the journal of Courtney Von Dragen Smith: middle child, product of divorce, would-be vegetarian. She writes the first mega-negative page the day after her boyfriend, "such a Dave," breaks up with her because he's heading off to college. Angry and humiliated, Courtney vows to survive senior year on the anti-guy plan. But can she really give up guys and focus on friends, school, and her job at the hip cafe Truth or Dairy? Or will a stint in student goverment, an epileptic dog, and a guy named Grant ("like-the-lake") Superior turn her world upsided down and prove her jounal right?
There is something about reading someones diary that really tickles my fancy. I like to know what people are really thinking, and what they are really feeling. So being privy to their most private thoughts is a real big favorite of mine. Reading Courtney's journal was a pleasure. She was your typical teenage girl. She had best friends, a crazy mom, a little brother and a whole slew of boy problems.
Truth or Dairy, starts off when Courtney's boyfriend Dave, dumps her because he's going off to college. As the story progresses, Courtney obsesses over Dave, gets elected to Student Government where she is hit on by the Tom. And realizes that she might have a thing for one of Dave's friends, Grant. Pretty normal girl stuff. All the while Courtney has to deal with her mom wanting to go to her grandparent's house for Thanksgiving, even though her grandparent's are thinking about splitting up.
This book was full of well rounded characters, which is unique for a book that is supposed to be someones diary. I felt like I knew all of Courtney's friends, like they were my own.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5