Flirt Club

by Daly, Cathleen.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA F DALY
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA F DALY

When two self-professed middle school drama geeks--Isabelle and Annie (a.k.a. Cisco and The Bean)--fail at their attemps in romance, they start Flirt Club, an after school support group for similarly afflicted friends who decide to take decisive and strategic action with hilarious and touching results.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Eighth-grade BFFs Annie and Izzy secret nicknames Bean and Cisco, respectively are clueless about how to get boys' attention, so they start the top-secret Flirt Club to study methods, covertly observing classmate Jeanne's successful techniques and brainstorming their own. From trying conversation starters on Annie's cat to accidentally bumping into prospective flirting targets, the girls practice their techniques with varying results. Meanwhile, both audition and get parts in the school musical, where they find new club members and flirting ideas and try to determine their place in the social strata. Through fluctuating crushes, romance angst, misunderstandings, and reconciliations, Annie and Izzy learn the challenges and rewards of embracing new opportunities in love and life and, most importantly, the value of friendship. Told through the girls' locker notes, lists, and journal entries, this entertaining read features peppy prose, humor, and on-target issues, such as dealing with insecurities, heartbreak, mean girls, and physical-relationship pressures. Although the characters' narratives occasionally blur, this is an enjoyable debut.--Rosenfeld, Shelle Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Eighth-graders Annie (aka the Bean aka Secret Agent 66) and Izzie (aka Cisco aka Secret Agent 88) are best friends, and they share an exciting, mysterious, if at times aggravating interest: boys. Neither has much experience with the male species, so they start Flirt Club, a two-person group (at first) devoted to mastering the art of boy catching ("[L]et's see if we can adopt identities that don't clam up, blush, stutter, sputter, and basically run away and die around boys," writes the Bean). Told through very funny notes to each other, journal entries, and minutes from Flirt Club meetings, Daly's debut sparkles with wit, and her protagonists brim with enthusiasm and heart. This duo will endear readers with their nonstop goofball humor and boisterous personalities as they suffer being cast as "corn" in the school production of Joseph, among other theater-related slights, and struggle to hang onto each other as boys finally do enter and shake up their worlds. It's refreshing to see these girls counter middle-school drama with silliness rather than angst and hand-wringing. As Cisco and the Bean would say, "Thank God for being weird." Ages 12-up. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Best friends -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Clubs -- Juvenile fiction.
Best friends -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Middle schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Clubs -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Roaring Brook Press,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes "A Neal Porter Book."
Description 281 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781596435728 (hardcover)
1596435720 (hardcover)
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