Girls, girls, girls

by Black, Jonah.

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Braddock Carnegie Library Teen Fiction YA F SERIES BLA
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
Collection  Teen Fiction
Call Number  YA F SERIES BLA
Dormont Public Library Young Adult YA BLAC
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA BLAC

"Not since American Pie has there been a more honest portrayal of the American teenage boy and his desires."

-- Honor Elspeth "Honey" Black

"Fantasy and reality are all the same to Jonah Black. Freud would have had a field day."

-- Dr. Leonard Larue, Ph.D.

"And all this time I thought Honah didn't even like girls. The man's a Casanova!"

-- Thorne Wood

"Jonah Black has no idea what a stud he really is."

-- Posie Hoff

Volume I details Jonah's crash-and-burn reentry into the high school society and family he left behind two years before.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 8-12. Intelligent, sensitive Jonah, the author-narrator of The Black Book diary, has returned home to Florida to repeat his junior year in high school, following a never fully explained expulsion from private school in Pennsylvania. Through his writing, readers find out about his overachieving younger sister; his wacky mother; his father, who has remarried and lives in another state; his mysterious girlfriend from private school; and his crush on his longtime friend Posie Hoff. The quirky fantasies invading Jonah's thoughts distinguish this from the usual stories about a lonely boy's misadventures, as does the clever, witty writing that displays a realistic sense of the way teens talk. The plot twists will leave readers eager for the second installment of Jonah's "adventures." The subtitle and cover photo (the torso of a teenage girl in a bikini leaping out of the water) will attract some kids, but they're so flippant that they may put off readers who would otherwise be mesmerized by Jonah's thoughtful perspectives and his sardonic tone. --Debbie Carton"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Through his journals, Jonah Black (who's listed as the official author) narrates this engaging, if offbeat, first installment, chronicling his return to Pompano Beach, Fla., after he's booted out of his Pennsylvania boarding school. He's forced to repeat his junior year, listen to his mother, a self-appointed "sexpert" and author of the bestselling Hello Penis! Hello Vagina! host a shallow radio call-in show, and watch the best friend he's crushing on fall in love with a worthless womanizer. These often painful doses of reality are overlaid with surreal sexual fantasies, the majority of which involve the girlfriend he left behind (in one, Sophie does a striptease in a classroom). Readers willing to navigate these unannounced imaginative episodes will race through this fast-paced read to collect clues about the cause of his expulsion and to see if Jonah's breaks from reality mean he's crazy or just creative. Regardless, he's instantly likable, and his vulnerabilities, acute description and tenuous hold on reality make for gripping and often humorous reading. Some readers may be frustrated by how many strings are left untied, even as they eagerly anticipate Jonah's next book. Ages 9-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Black, Jonah. Black book ; 1.
Subjects Teenage boys -- Fiction.
Florida -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Avon Books,2001
Edition 1st Avon ed.
Language English
Description 233 pages ; 18 cm.
ISBN 0064407985 (pbk)
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