I really liked these short stories. This anthology is the type of book that you could get for the teenager who is not really sure what type of books they like. I wish that I had gotten a book like this when I first started reading for fun. It has a little paranormal, a little romance, etc. So it is the perfect young adult sampler!
I have to say that my favorite story was The Missing Ingredient by Paul Heinz. Alex's band overrule him and decide to invite a chick to sing lead in their band. But as she takes on a larger role in the group, Alex begins to question his abilities as a writer and musician in comparison to the new girl. Will he be able to find his inspiration and get reach that next level of musical greatness.
Sucker Literary – Volume 2
When Alex’s bandmates invite a girl to sing lead, a battle of the sexes becomes a battle over something unexpected. . . A girl tells her friend about hooking up with longtime crush Fred, but his kisses are not what makes that night in his car memorable. . . A therapy session with Doug might just make Jason go insane again. . . Wallflower Aubrey hooks up with Gordon after the cast party, which would be fine if he weren’t the most forbidden fruit of them all…Savannah certainly doesn’t sound like a convict’s name, so maybe hanging out with her isn’t all that dangerous. Miki is committed to getting over Dex, yet she can’t get him off her answering machine—or her doorstep. In between puffs of cigarettes and attempts to smear lipstick on her face, Allie’s grandmother dishes out advice that maybe Allie should take. . . And finally, what’s a girl to do with Satan as both her boss and father? Nine short stories pose the questions we obsess over whether we’re growing up or all grown up: Who should I love? Am I doing the right thing? Is there ever an end to heartbreak? In its second volume, SUCKER continues to showcase the very best emerging talent in young adult literature and give (some of) the answers to Life’s Big Questions along the way.
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