Saturday, August 30, 2008

Chicks with Sticks: It's a Purl Thing

Title: Chicks With Sticks: It's a Purl Thing
Author: Elizabeth Lenhard
Pages: 272 
Dutton, 2005
Genre: Chick lit/Contemporary fiction
Recommended for: Crafty teens, ages 13-17
Rating: B

Meet Scottie, Amanda, Tay, and Bella: four very different girls with one thing that they love in common. Scottie, the 15 year old daughter of Jewish artists who live in a former bread factory in Chicago, is very different from popular, outgoing, and wealthy Amanda, who is always clad in designer clothes from Paris and constantly has a throng of people following her. And Amanda contrasts with Bella, an upbeat hippie who is nothing like Tay, a tomboy and a punk. Yet all four are the best of friends, and all four like to spend their free time at KnitWit, a funky, tucked-away knitting store where the girls participate in many a "stitch n' bitch"; befriend KnitWit's kind owner, Alice; discuss their problems (boys, learning disabilities, high school, parents, friends...); learn about each other and their differences, and create close bonds between one another.
 I found Elizabeth Lenhard's lovable knitting novel to be a warm, exceptionally well-written, and very clever, creative story for teenagers about how any problem can be solved by a bunch of compassionate friends and a good knit. Lots of novels out there these days have so many innappropriate aspects that are advanced and sometimes too complex for younger teens, but Lenhard manages to keep it simple and sincere in her first YA novel. I thought it was home to a lot of great themes and values, including loyalty and always being there for your pals in their times of need. I'd easily recommend it to any teen girl who likes a sweet, straight-to-the-point read.

The Clique Summer Collection: Alicia

Title: Alicia
Author: Lisi Harrison
Pages: 112
Poppy, June 2008
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Recommended to: Tweens and teens, ages 12-14
Rating: A-
Heads up for a spoiler! If you haven't checked out Alicia, read no further!

Olé! Alicia Rivera, of the Westchester, New York, Pretty Committee, is headed to sunny Barcelona, Spain this summer to spend time with her hawt Spanish relatives; avoid her thieving, lying cousin Nina; and become a Euro-cool Spalpha (Spanish alpha) that will make Massie green with envy. After this summer, no one will dare call Alicia fake Spanish anymore! Lucky for her, a perfect opportunity to become a Spalpha appears when super-famous Spanish pop star ¡i! announces he's looking for a "real Spanish beauty" to guest-star in his latest music video. Too bad that Alicia will have to compete against her gorgeous European cousins for the position...But when Alicia and Nina accidentally wreck a Spanish heirloom, they're stuck with a job as a maid (complete with dis-gusting ewniforms) at the hotel where ¡i! is shooting his video, the same place where Alicia's two older cousins (who weren't supposed to ditch her with nasty Nina) get to lounge around in gold bikinis by the pool. In between doing laundry, cleaning the hotel's legendary peacock pen, picking up dirty towels from the poolside cabanas, and being ordered around by her short, stout, and demanding new boss's orders, Alicia realizes that her future as a Spalpha is looking pretty bleak...Until she and Nina team up (gasp!) to take down the twins and pursue Spanish stardom. Maybe this summer won't be so bad after all...
   I really enjoyed Alicia, which is, for those of you out there who aren't readers of The Clique series, the third book in the summer collection. It had plenty of color, generous descriptions, realistic characters, and a throughly enjoyable plot. I loved getting into Alicia's head, all of the new Spanish clique lingo, the new characters (the twins were probably my favorites-their characteristics were so well-developed), and especially how [spoiler] Nina and Alicia, enemies ever since the fourth book (Invasion of the Boy Snatchers), when Nina steals the Pretty Committee's crushes, finally team up against the twins, and (sigh) get along. All in all, I felt like while I was reading the breezy, fast-paced 112 pages, I was actually in Spain with Alicia, getting frustrated over a pointless summer job and let down when she thought that she didn't have Spalpha potential. I ah-dored this Clique book (Lisi Harrison is on a roll!), but Dylan would still have to be my favorite, with Alicia in a close second place.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Outsiders

Title: The Outsiders
Author: S.E. Hinton
Pages: 180
Speak Platinum Edition, 1967 (revised 1995)
Genre: Classic
Recommended to: Teens of both genders, 13 and older
Rating: A+

Ponyboy Curtis has had a pretty hard life for someone who's just 14 years old. His parents passed away when he was just a kid, and he lives with his two brothers, the handsome high-school dropout, Sodapop, and tough, angry Darrel who's constantly trying to protect him. Even though he no longer has parents, Ponyboy has friends and brothers that he can count on. His gang will always be there for him, no matter what happens. Together, with their other friends Dallas, Two-Bit, Johnny, and Steve, the boys are unstoppable and nothing can get in their way, not even the vicious upper-class Socs who'd like nothing more then to see "greasers" (kids of a poorer, working-class) like Ponyboy's gang get beat up or even killed. But then the boys' friendship is put to the ultimate test when one of them gets fatally injured, and they'll have to realize that they'll always be together in soul....even if they are apart.
   I found The Outsiders to be a frank, realistic, and truly terrific novel. It amazes me how S.E. Hinton was only 15 years old-only a year or so older than her protagonist-when she wrote her first novel, yet she has such an adult-like perspective of the world: sincere and truthfully told, not leaving any of the dangerous, difficult, and violent aspects out. This novel really made me open my eyes and see that not all of the world is a happy place, and lots of kids really do have a rough time. This is a story of friendship, brotherhood, love, and belonging that I think people of all ages, genders, and races can relate to, a true classic.
   There's about a zillion copies from lots of different publishers of The Outsiders that you can pick up, but I chose the Penguin Speak Platinum edition (picture above). At the back of the book is an interview with the author and a book-club-directed discussion guide with questions that I definitely think will help you understand the novel more after you're done.

Amazing Grace

Title: Amazing Grace
Author: Megan Shull
Pages: 256
Hyperion Books for Children, 2006
Genre: Chick lit/Contemporary Fiction
Recommended to: Teenage girls, 13 and up
Rating: A+ 

Meet Grace Kincaid: at nearly sixteen, she's a multimillionaire teen tennis phenom who is used to constantly being followed by the press everywhere she goes, be it on the court or shopping on Madison Avenue. Constantly attending press conferences, appearing on television, and booking interviews, Grace (nicknamed "Ace" by her fans for her incredible talent and skill) has never experienced a normal childhood or teenage life, and she's tired of it. Then three words change everything. Three words, and she's freed from a life of perfect images, crazed paparazzi and screaming fans, freed from tennis-"I want out". In a single night, Grace changes her name to Emily O' Brien, disguises herself with a new hair color and attitude, and leaves behind the life she no longer wants, heading somewhere far, far away with former FBI agent Ava Grady where no one will find her...
   Welcome to Medicine Hat, Alaska, where Grace begins her new life in a log cabin with Ava complete with freezing cold showers and an outhouse practically a mile away from where she sleeps. At first Grace isn't so crazy about her new habitat, but then she's rescued from a crazy moose by a gorgeous native, and realizes that with this new romance heating up, a therapist who will listen to her, and a possible friendship with a girl who likes her for who she is, Grace discovers that a life lacking fame might not be so bad after all...
   I absolutely adored Megan Shull(author of the award-winning Skye O' Shea books)'s debut YA novel. I felt like I was actually in the story as I pictured Ava's perfectly-described cabin, the gorgeous (but cold) Alaskan wilderness, and all of the crazy things that Grace experiences in Medicine Hat. This novel is beautifully written, with well-described, realistic characters, a flowing, fast-paced plot, and a wonderful ending that will have readers hungry for more. Words cannot even explain how much I enjoyed this creative novel, and I can't wait to see what's next from the seemingly-talented chick lit author Megan Shull!
  (Sorry it took me so long to post the review; what with summer ending, it's been pretty busy!) 

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Clique Summer Collection: Dylan

Title: Dylan
Author: Lisi Harrison
Pages: 117
Poppy/Little, Brown 2008
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Recommended for: Tweens, 11-13
Rating: A+
Dylan Marvil is prepared for a summer of great change as she and her mom Merri-Lee (the host of famed TV talkshow The Daily Grind) pack their bags with designer summer apparel, board the show's private airplane, and jet off to Honolulu, Hawaii in time for the Aloha Tennis Open. While her mom sees the trip to interview hotheaded super-famous teen star Svetlana Slootskyia, Dylan takes the vacation as an opportunity to become the new her: fabulous, thin, and to possibly discover a new crush to erase all memories of being dumped by-not just one, but two-Briarwood hotties last year. Lucky for her, Dylan manages to find a tennis-crazy, Svetlana-loving grand slam cutie. Too bad that the only way to get him is to put down her fork, get off of the massage table, and learn the art of tennis (even if it means wearing frumpy white outfits!)...But then Dylan realizes that the ever-grouchy Svetlana holds the key to Dylan's summer romance. If only Dylan can convince Svetlana to teach her how to play like a pro. Luckily, Dylan has a few trick á la Massie up her sleeve, but will Svetlana keep her promise?
   From start to finish, I found Dylan to be a whopping A+ novel. Lisi Harrison excellently describes each scene vividly and with amazing amounts of color and detail. I must admit, I enjoyed Dylan much more than I did the first book in the collection, Massie. Something about this one makes it much more enjoyable than the previous. Maybe it's how I felt like I was experiencing the whole rollicking story, or how well-developed the characters were. Maybe it was the thoroughly engrossing plot or the near-perfect ending that made it so hard to put it down. I think what made this novel so special was Dylan's character. We don't hear much about her in the regular Clique series (Harrison focuses more on the two main characters, Massie Block and Claire Lyons), and her character is also so fun and realistic. I felt like I could really relate to her throughout this fast-paced summer read. If you're bored and sitting on the couch in need of some exotic and tropical adventure, then all you have to do is pick up Dylan and you'll be submerged into an exciting whirlpool of summer romance, kick-butt athletes, Hawaiian sun, self-image, and secrets...

Friday, August 15, 2008

Confessions of a Teen Nanny: Rich Girls

Title: Rich Girls
Author: Victoria Ashton
Pages: 208
Parachute Press, 2006
Genre: Chick lit
Recommended for: Teenage girls, 13 and older
Rating: A

Welcome back to the glittering, glamorous world of the Manhattan A-list in the second book of the "Confessions of a Teen Nanny" trilogy. Adrienne Lewis is still a nanny for the wealthy Warner family, including seventeen-year old debutante-to-be Cameron, who gets anything she wants and rules her private high school with a gem-studded fist. She and Adrienne have never gotten along, but when Cam steals Adrienne's lovable boyfriend Brian, that's the last straw for this teen nanny. So when Mrs. Warner, upset about Cam finding a "suitable" date for her debutante ball, pays Adrienne to try and push Brian away from Cam in time for the event, she jumps at the opportunity to get her boyfriend of two years back. But Cam is harder competition than Adrienne thought....From planning a disastrous debutante tea to figuring out how to crash the ball, Adrienne's got her hands full...and the clock's still ticking.
   Meanwhile, her best friend, Liz Braun, has her own problems. First off, she's stuck as a nanny for a psycho psychiatrist whose daughter is always on the verge of a nervous breakdown and whose son is bugging her practically to death with his obnoxious invisible friend-which his mother encourages! That's not the only thing on her plate, however. Her new boyfriend, wealthy socialite Parker Devlin, may or may not be also dating the talented and beautiful Isabelle Schyuler...
   I discovered this series at the library one day, and haven't been able to put them down since! Imagine a much-modified version of Gossip Girl: if Serena and Blair were nannies! Packed with galmorous parties, big secrets, cute boys, and haute fashion, Rich Girls could very well be the next "big thing". I think that Victoria Ashton has a real voice that truly calls to young girls. Her stories are glittering, likeable, fun, and very, very realistic. It's nice to read about real girls with real jobs who have real problems. Although I found the ending to be a little disappointing, I thoroughly enjoyed Rich Girls and can't wait to read the final third story, Juicy Secrets!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Clique Summer Collection: Massie

Title: Massie
Author: Lisi Harrison
Pages: 123
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Beach Read
Recommended to: Girls, ages 11-14
Rating: A-
It's summertime, which means one thing to OCD alpha Massie Block: her elite summer riding camp at Galwaugh Stables, where she's been collecting blue ribbons from the camp's show for the past six years. And this year, she's ready to dominate again. Too bad that she's stuck with Fall-a Abdul on her team, showing that desperate times really do call for desperate measures when she goes too far to win. Before Massie knows it, she's packing up her Louis Vuittons, bidding her horse good-bye, and heading back to her family's Southampton summer home to her less-then-thrilled parents and a boring summer of hanging out with frizzy-haired LBRs. But instead of her parents being sympathetic and soothing, they do the unmentionable: take away her Visa and force her to get an actual job (gasp!). But then Massie discovers her dream jobby (A hobby that is also your job! Hooray!)- a position selling fabulous makeup at an ah-mazing cosmetics line, working to make totally unattractive LBRs into supermodel-gorgeous beings through kindness and compassion, which may be much harder then it sounds...especially when Massie's got a sharp tongue and an even sharper eye...Can Massie become one of the cosmetics elites, keep her patience, and not misrepresent Be Pretty while trying to achieve inner beauty all the while? Whew. It's going to be one busy summer!
   Having a Clique summer collection was a great idea, and I, being a major Clique fan, thought  it was cool to see how each girl act separated and out of school. Each book (there are 5, Massie being the first) highlights every Pretty Committee member's summer escapades. Some of the characters that are seem sort of minor in the actual series (such as Kristen and Dylan) get to shine in their own little mini-volume. The covers are colorful and enticing; the books are kick-butt, easy little reads packed with juicy summer fun; and The Clique is as fabulous as ever. If you're looking for a short-but-fantastic beach read, Massie is perfect for you. I absolutely ah-dore the author, Lisi Harrison's writing, what with the neat similes, the perfectly thought-out dialogue, and the realistic and likeable characters (Plus her blog is really fun to read, she updates it every Wednesday). I can't wait to read the second book in the summer collection, called Dylan (it's on my bookshelf right now!). Apparently she goes to Hawaii so her mom can interview a hotheaded tennis star. But more about that later...(:

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Title: Chiggers
Author: Hope Larson
Pages: 171
Genre: Graphic novel
Recommended to: Tweens and teens ages 11-15
Rating: B
Abby is going back to summer for camp for what seems like the billionth summer. There, she'll meet up with her best camp pals: Rose, who is an assistant counselor and Beth, who is a black and rock music lover. But this year, things have changed. Rose is acting like she's too good to be Abby's friend, and Beth has found a new, seemingly better sidekick. So when the new girl, Shasta, arrives at camp with her bags and a mysterious secret (or two) and clings on to Abby, Abby's happy for the friend (even if her other former chums despise Shasta). Combine all that drama with a spooky campout, an odd and creepy light that seems to be attracted to her new best friend, a cute boy named Teal who shares the same interests with Abby, and Shasta's life possibly being in danger...
OK, I admit it: I guess I was kind of assuming that Chiggers was going to be like any other "comic book": kind of shallow, maybe, with funny jokes and an easy-to-follow plot. If you think that this novel is just a light, breezy little book of pictures, think again. You'll be surprised. The illustrations are gorgeous, the plot has a whole other side to it which makes it deeper then just a novel about camp, and the whole storyline makes sense.
Even though this "graphic novel" was a quick read, I found myself thoroughly impressed with Hope Larson's beautiful and expressive art that seem to light up every page. I felt like I myself was sharing the mystical camp experience with Abby and her pals. Engrossing, artistic, and fun, Chiggers isn't your ordinary novel: it's practically a work of art!
   Many thanks to Hope Larson for sending me a copy of her book!(: I loved it! Click here and here to view a page from Chiggers.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Popular Vote

Title: Popular Vote
Author: Micol Ostow
Number of Pages: 210
Publication Date:  September 2008
Genre: Contemporary fiction
Recommended to: Teens and tweens (definitely for girls), ages 12-15
Rating: A-

Erin Bright basically has the perfect life: a perfect father, who is the mayor of their small Illinois town of Plainsboro; a cute, smart, well-liked and perfect boyfriend name Logan who has been student council president for every year that he's been at Plainsboro High; totally awesome and supportive BFFs; and a good school. Even Erin herself is the model First Daughter (not to mention First Girlfriend). But when a conflict involving a historic Plainsboro site that Erin feels very strongly about surfaces, the residents of Plainsboro realize that all of this is going to change. Erin's about to take matters into her (well-manicured) handsand stand up for what she thinks is right. So she decides to run against Logan in the high school's student council elections, much to everyone (especially Logan's) shock (not to mention the fact that she's practically going against all of her father's beliefs). Now her best friends are totally snubbing her, she and Logan are breaking up, and her family isn't talking to her. Luckily, she's got a supportive campaign team, a good cause, and a lot of will and determination that might just get her what she wants...Can Erin rock the vote?
   I adored Micol Ostow's fun, well-written novel. Her style is so fresh and clear, and each paragraph is packed with purpose and to-the-point. I loved getting inside Erin's head and devouring her juicy blog posts. Athough Popular Vote is simple, I thought it was entirely a blast to read, keeping me engrossed for the whole 210 pages. My opinion? Well, I'm not rating this amazing novel 5 stars for nothing...

New Reviewing Style!

Hi, readers! It's a new month (August, obviously), and I'm going to introduce a new reviewing style called NAPPR (what the first letter of each word spells out) to Bookworm Readers. Here's how it's going to be from now on (unless I decide otherwise):
Name of book
Publisher, Publication Date
Who it's recommended to
Grade (like A, B, C, D, F...)
Also, please feel free to submit your own reviews. I'd love to hear from you!
Happy reading,

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Interview with Daphne Grab

Hello, Readers! I hope you enjoy this month's interview with the fabulous author of Alive and Well in Prague, New York: Daphne Grab!

Bookworm: What/who inspired you to write Alive and Well in Prague, New York?
Daphne: When the story idea first came to me, I was at New School getting my MFA in writing for children. I'd just finished a mediocre manuscript and was trying to come up with some new ideas. One of my teachers was talking about writing from a life experience and I suddenly thought I'd like to write about the experience of having a parent with a degenerative illness that is ultimately fatal. Fun idea, right? But really, I wanted to have a character who deals with that, which is such a huge and life changing thing, but to be coping with it along with the rest of her life: friends, guys, evil cheerleaders, etc. 

Bookworm: How long have you been writing?
Daphne: It's strange but although I always knew in the back of my mind that I wanted to be a writer, I didn't really write until I started the program at the New School back in 2004.

Bookworm: What are you going to write next?
Daphne: I have an MG novel called Halftime coming out in spring 2010. It's about a boy who is a huge football fan and one of the kids who gets teased at school. The book starts with him learning that the baby his mother gave up for adoption 21 years ago is the best college football player in the country and the story is the ups and downs that follow that discovery. I'm a huge football fan so this was a fun one to write.

Bookworm: What are your favorite things to read?
Daphne: My main love is contemporary realistic fiction and within that I will read about almost anything. Dairy Queen (by Catherine Gilbert Murdock) is one of my favorite books, even though dairy farms were never a big interest of mine. But I can get into any book that tells a story well. And there are some books I love that fall outside that category, like right now I am in agony waiting for Breaking Dawn to come out on Saturday!

Bookworm: Do you feel like you can relate to Matisse, the protagonist of your novel?
Daphne: I relate to the feelings she has, especially her sadness and fears around her dad's illness. But she is much more confident than I ever was in high school. She says what she thinks and could care less how people might judge her for it. I was a bit of a wimp, always worried about what people thought of me and concerned about being seen as cool. It was pretty fun to write about someone so different!

Bookworm: What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Daphne: I have two kids who keep me pretty busy, and we do lots of fun stuff, especially now that it's summer. Yesterday we went to Coney Island, which is such a neat place. I also read a lot, do yoga and I love to travel, though that's a little harder these days with two kids!

Bookworm: What is your advice for kids and teens who want to be writers?
Daphne: The most important thing is to keep at it! Tell the story that is in your heart, work on it until it is as good as you can possibly make it, see if you can find a critique group to help make it even better and then send it out in the world. Don't let rejection take the wind out of your sails-just use it to make your work even better.

Well, many thanks to Daphne for the awesome interview. If you haven't already, check out her debut YA novel, Alive and Well in Prague, New York-I adored it! And watch out for her next novel, Halftime, premiering in spring of 2010!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Likely Story Contest Winner!

Hey, everyone! Thanks to all who participated in my (very first) contest, in which I gave away an ARC of David Van Etten's "Likely Story"! I've finally gotten the results (through a random drawing), and the winner is...(drumroll, please)

Nicole B!

Congratulations! I'm emailing you right now so I can send you the ARC as soon as possible!

Happy reading!

The Clique: Sealed With A Diss

*SPOILER WARNING*: Do NOT read any further if you haven't read the previous seven books of the ah-mazing Clique series!
   The Pretty Committee (Massie, Dylan, Kristen, Alicia, and, yes, Claire) have finally found the key to the coveted secret room beneath OCD, granting them as the official eighth-grade alphas to-be. But now sneaky eight-grade alpha Skye Hamilton has another job for them if they want to hang onto their ruling status next year: she's asking Massie to hook her up with LBR Layne Abeley's hawt (but grieving) older brother, Chris (Massie's former crush!) as the date to her styling costume party, which may be harder then it seems because Chris seems to still have feelings for Massie...Can Massie snag dates for the rest of the PC and make Chris fall for Skye in time for the party without looking like a total LBR? Luckily, with a new kind of ESP, it might be easier than it seem, especially when this ESP tells her everything she needs to know about how boys think.
   Meanwhile, Kristen's got herself a Goth hottie, Dylan's packing on the pounds when she finds out that two certain boys like girls who eat, Alicia is all set with her mega-crush Josh Hotz, and Claire finds out that Cam may or may not be hiding something very important from her (like another girl)...
   I LOVE Lisi Harrison's fun, bubbly writing and all the hilarious Clique lingo (Ehmagawd!). She truly knows how to writes for preteens and teens, making great summer reads. They're light, they're fun, they're easy, but they're also deeply satisfying. I can't wait for the next!

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Hello, Readers!
I know that you're probably waiting to hear the results of the Likely Story contest that was supposed to end August 1, but I've been so busy and behind-schedule that I haven't picked the winner yet. To all of you who entered: I'm really sorry. I'm currently tallying up the entries and doing a random draw and the results will be up on my blog tomorrow! Also: a review with Daphne Grab is coming in the near future!

Thanks for your patience,


Many thanks to Kyle of the awesome blog Book Review Maniac for nominating me for the Brilliante Weblog Award! I feel so honored. Thanks again, Kyle. (:
Here are the rules for those who I am nominating:
1) Put the logo on your blog.
2) Make a link to the person who nominated you (see above).
3) Nominate at least seven (7) other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on your own blog.
5) Leave a message to your fellow nominees on their blogs.

And, now (drumroll, please), here are my nominees:

Kyle from Book Review Maniac because he always does really great reviews and his blog is totally awesome.

The Book~Adorer because she has lots of great contests and her blog is really fun to visit.

Liv over at Liv's Book Reviews because her reviews are so detailed and well-written.

And Another Book Read. I love all the great interviews!

Mrs. Magoo of Mrs. Magoo Reads because she's one of my best blogging buddies and her blog's totally rockin'.

Kristi, aka the Story Siren. Her blog is one of my absolute favorites. J'adore the contests, reviews, and interviews!

Em from Em's Book Shelf. She's a great reviewer!

Kitty Kitty

Witty, big -haired Jasmine Callihan (aka Jas) is anything but thrilled when her father (aka Dadzilla) uproots her from LA and decides to move to Venice in a plot to "keep her out of trouble". Yes, Venice. As in Italy. As in, another country. Hey-how would you feel if you were forced to move halfway around the world from you kick-butt BFFs, super-hot boyfriend, and everything else that you loved? That's ex-actly how Jas feels. So she's forced to go to the Dark Side and become a Model Daughter in a plot that might send her back to California if she's good enough. Instead, she gets a surprise visit from the Evil Hench Twins (her cousin Alyson and Alyson's pal Veronique), finds out that her only Venetian friend is in grave danger, and then discovers that the same friend winds up dead in one of the canals the very next day, sending Jas into a rollicking adventure involving a way-too-hot gondolier, who may or may not want to kill her; a greedy heiress with a grudge, pizza galore, a House that Kills, and the search to find the truth...with her loyal friends (they came! hooray!) by her side. Can Jas find the killer without being ousted herself? much for Model Daughter. (:
   I adored Michele Jaffe's second novel, the sequel to Bad Kitty. If you're craving more danger, at-the-edge-of-your-seat suspense, and a kick-butt protagonist, then you've met your match in Kitty Kitty! You really won't be able to put it down, and will be craving more of Jaffe's hysterical storytelling by the time you're finished with it!