Freshman Fourteen


Young Adult - Action
246 Pages
Reviewed on 09/24/2015
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Author Biography

Beth Rodgers is an author, editor, and college English instructor. She started writing as a little girl and never gave up on her dream of one day being a full-fledged author. Besides her love of writing, she is an avid TV and movie watcher, and she loves to hunker down with a great young adult novel any chance she gets. She lives with her husband and son in Michigan.

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Reviewed by Gretchen Jawurek for Readers' Favorite

Do you remember when you were fourteen, trying to find your own style and your own way of doing things? Do you remember what it was like to be fourteen, trying to find new friends and keep old friends, and parents who just don’t get it? Margot takes us with her as she traverses the hallways of Kipperton High, handling bullies, cute boys and honor classes as a freshman. Her best friend Ashley has moved away so now Margot must either go it alone or try to make new friends. What will she do?

I loved Freshman Fourteen by Beth Rodgers! The plot was well thought out and the characters are delightful. If you have ever had someone in your life that made your life a misery or had someone in your life that made it worth fighting for, or if you have been fourteen and struggled to make friends, keep the friends you have, or both, you will love this book.

Margot and her friends, new and old, are funny and smart. Anyone reading this book will instantly recognize someone from their own life that they have met or is friends with now. You will love how Margot and her circle of friends solve their problems and in the process discover their own style of doing things; how there is more than one way to get the job done and that having your own style is a good thing. Margot and her friends realize the truth about cliques, that different cliques can get along together (sort of), but being your own person is the best thing.