High school freshman Martine (Teenie for short) is a good student, with a bright future ahead of her. She’s desperate to be accepted into a prestigious study abroad program in Spain so that she can see what life is like beyond the streets of Brooklyn. She wouldn’t mind escaping from her strict (though lovable) parents for awhile either. But when the captain of the basketball team starts to pay attention to her after she’s pined away for him for months and Cherise, her best friend, meets a guy online, Teenie’s mind is on anything but her schoolwork. Teenie’s longtime crush isn’t what he seemed to be, nor is her best friend’s online love. Can Teenie get her act together in time to save her friendship with Cherise, save her grade point average so that she can study in Spain, and save herself from a potentially dangerous relationship?
Christopher Grant makes a stunning literary debut with this warmly told story about friends, family, and finding oneself.
From the Hardcover edition.
About Christopher Grant
Christopher Grant is the author of Teenie. He has worked as an equities trader, beverage salesman, amusement park ride operator, chauffeur, actor, and public speaker. He lives in Brooklyn, and spends his free time reading, writing, playing basketball, biking, and… More about Christopher Grant
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Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers Dec 28, 2010| 272 Pages| Young Adult| ISBN 9780375897795