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My Life as a Rhombusby Varian Johnson
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Homework plus strawberry ice cream equals a typical night for high school senior and math whiz Rhonda Lee. Angling for a full scholarship to Georgia Tech, the pressure is on. And dating isn't part of the equation. Teenage boys are only after one thing, right? She should know considering her last boyfriend left her heartbroken ... and pregnant. At the time, an abortion seemed like Rhonda's only option. If it was the right decision, why is she filled with anger and regret? Will she ever trust another guy? Or forgive her over-protective father? And herself? The last person Rhonda would ever expect to understand is Sarah Gamble, the richest and most popular girl at their South Carolina prep school. While tutoring Sarah in trigonometry, Rhonda discovers a secret about her that instantly draws them together. As Sarah's belly swells, a decision must be made. And Rhonda finds herself supporting a friend facing an all-too-familiar dilemma, even as Sarah makes an unexpected choice.
A 2009 New York Public Library Stuff for the Teen Age Selection
Boys + Love = Trouble Right?
Staying on track at school means a boy-free equation for Rhonda Lee, who spends most evenings doing homework and eating Chinese takeout with her dad. While Rhonda needs a scholarship for college, some kids at her private high school, like beautiful Sarah Gamble, seem to coast along on popularity and their parents' money.
When forced to tutor Sarah in trigonometry, Rhonda recognizes all too well the symptoms-queasiness, puking, exhaustion-that Sarah is trying to mask. On a sudden impulse, Rhonda shares her past with Sarah. Exchanging their secrets adds up to more truths than either girl would have dreamed.
Without a bit of preaching, this is] a story of two teenage girls who are faced with the consequences of unplanned pregnancies. Readers] will love the emotional peaks and valleys of the tale. -Ellen Wittlinger, author of Hard Love
A sensitive and powerful friendship story. Realistic and heartfelt. -Cynthia Leitich Smith, author of Tantalize
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