The Crazy Things Girls Do For Love by Dyan Sheldon

The Crazy Things Girls Do For Love by Dyan Sheldon

Release Date: December 13, 2011
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Rating: YA 13+
Format: eGalley
Source: NetGalley
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In a new comedy from the best-selling author of CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN, two popular girls vie to out-green each other to snare a boy.

Fashion-crazy Sicilee is a poster child for over-consumption. Her archrival, Maya, wears arty vintage clothes but hasn't a clue what's in the food she eats. So when drop-dead gorgeous new student Cody Lightfoot sets out to spread his eco-ways--and spur the Environmental Club toward an all-out Earth Day bash--Sicilee and Maya have their work cut out to attract his attention. What if Sicilee trades her fur boots for walking shoes (even if she can't find the school when she's not inside a car)? What if Maya dresses in plastic bottles and bags to preach in front of the supermarket (until security is called)? Or could it be that Cody isn't all he' s cracked up to be, and that saving the planet really is more important than impressing a boy? With her trademark quick-fire wit, Dyan Sheldon shows just what girls will do for love--and what earth-changing realizations they might have along the way.

I remember reading Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (after watching the movie) in the fifth or sixth grade, and I absolutely loved it. I was so excited when my request on NetGalley was approved for this book, and then started reading it around a month ago. I loved it! It was quirky, cute, and one of my "fluffy" type books– the kind I can read any day, in any mood.

Sicilee, Maya and (even though she's not mentioned in the blurb, which I think is a little weird, since she is a KEY character) Waneeda all fall for the same guy, Cody, which isn't surprising because he's extremely good looking and all the girls in school are after him.
Sicilee is the popular one, Maya is the arty person, and Waneeda is the loner and hangs out with, to be frank, the less popular people (at times). They couldn't be more different. I liked this because we could see a range of perspectives DESPITE the stereotypes, because typing it out just now I could see that it's a very cliché high school. 

But Cody was another story.

Cody (at first) was AWESOME. I practically thought of adding him to my ongoing-and-never-ending literary crush list. He had the look, the personality. But then from the moment he spoke, that dream kinda shattered. Like the blurb says, Cody is not at all what he's cracked up to be. You're just going to have to find out what that would mean.

What I didn't like though, was the whole focus was mainly on the environment. A nice message or moral in a book is always great but when there's a whole book on how to save the environment? It kind of made me feel that loads of information was just heaped on and on during the duration of this book. Felt a little stuffy in that way. But other than this, I found the book interesting, especially the parts where the three girls try to get Cody's attention.

Overall, The Crazy Things Girls Do For Love is different and totally goes with the title. Some of the stunts in here are pretty crazy, and really makes us wonder: how far do we go for a guy's attention? Where is the limit to that? I can tell you they're definitely pushing boundaries.
Dyan Sheldon has written a book which teenage girls will find to portray, maybe, the story of their life. Hilarious and cringe-worthy, your attempts to get a guy will seem mild and petty compared to the lengths that these girls go to.

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