Monday, March 9, 2009


Baldini, Michelle and Lynn Biederman. Unraveling. New York: Delacorte Press, 2008.
[Book cover credit:]

When Amanda starts making out with Rick, a hot senior with a girlfriend who just happens to be Amanda's arch-nemisis, Amanda will do just about anything to make their relationship real and be accepted by her peers, even if her mother, The Captain, might kill her for it.

Amanda Himmelfarb, known as Himmelfart at school, has fights with her mother, The Captain, that are so epic they warrant their own names. Looking for distraction and acceptance elsewhere, Amanda starts to make out with Rick, the hottest senior, in his car after school. When he offers her The Deal, he'll take her to Homecoming as his honest-to-God girlfriend if she'll sleep with him, she agrees right away. Now Amanda has to figure out how to get to the dance and through the night without The Captain figuring out what's going on and without losing herself in the process.

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