Monday, June 27, 2005

I am the wallpaper

The heroine of I am the Wallpaper by Mark Peter Hughes is 13-year-old Floey Packer. She is always hoping for something exciting to happen to her but usually winds up embarrassed. First she trips and falls on top of a cute guy she's dancing with at her sister's wedding. Then her cousin puts her diary on a website. Finally she dyes her hair violet in order to get noticed but people keep saying she looks like an eggplant or a blueberry!

This book has a lot of references to Rhode Island in it. The author grew up in Barrington so he talks about different places in the state. Tell me what you think when you have a chance to read it!