[Ebook] ➨ Good Girls Author Laura Ruby – Ivogue.co.uk

Good Girls Some People Would Say This Is The Story Of A Photograph How It Was Taken And What Happened To Me After The Whole World Saw It And It Is But It S Also The Story Of A Lot Of Other Things.So Look At The Picture All You Want.I Am So Much Than What You See.


10 thoughts on “Good Girls

  1. says:

    Also appears on Lissa WritesI really liked this book.There are a few parallels with Forever, and in fact this book even references Forever, but unlike Forever I wasn t reminded of the awkwardness and quite frankly horrible memories of my ex boyfriend, but instead I was actually reminded of my fianc e.So, win for this book already.When someone takes a photo of Audrey, the school s resident good girl otherwise known as a spock, swot, or general nerd in a compromising position with a boy at a party and spreads it around her school, Audrey has to deal with the fallout of a tarnished reputation, a broken relationship with the boy in question, the friendships of other good and bad girls, and her parents.And the biggest question is, who took the photo and destroyed her reputation Was is a friend of the boy Was it Audrey s ex boyfriend, the guy who couldn t handle being dumped Was it another girl jealous that Audrey was casually hooking up with the hottest guy in the school It doesn t shy away from uncomfortable issues The scene with the doctor had me cringing The reactions of almost everyone in the novel is completely horrib...


  2. says:

    an interview in the back of this book suggests this book be required reading for all teenagers, their parents, and teachers That will make lots of readers squirm Ruby is a unflinchingly honest about teen sexuality as any YA author I ve read She examines the double standard we all know exists between girlsand boys getting caught in compromising situations She puts it all out there and makes her characters and us wrestle with it.Audrey and Luke hook up at parties all fall, until someone with a camera snaps and sends an incriminating picture of them in the act to everyoneincluding the school principal and Audrey s parents Audrey gets hate mail and Luke gets but does not return high fives She s a slut and he s a playeror are they Someone they know, someone at the party, took the picture and sent it to everyone ...


  3. says:

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.comAudrey Porter is a good girl The kind that works hard to keep up her grades, spends weekends working in her dad s store, manning the cash register, and basically just being a good daughter and a good friend Things change, though, when she falls for Luke DeSalvio, a guy known around Willow Park High School as a player Audrey s best friends, Ash and Joelle, had warned her from the beginning not to lose her heart to Luke But unlike her dedication to schoolwork and good grades, there s something about being with Luke that turns her brain to mush and her normal level headedness to idiotic levels After Audrey hears that Luke has been with another girl as if all of his constant flirting wasn t bad enough , she decides to call off their friends with benefits, not really boyfriend and girlfriend relationship Unfortunately, she decides to do this after one last hurrah with Luke, one last make out session at a party that puts her in a very compromising situation A situation that someone captures on their cell phone camera and proceeds to distribute among the student body She could have ignored the millions of instant messages on her compu...


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    I guess it s kind of a theme in YA books that a super smart, high achieving girl who has an intense need for control might sometimes fall for a guy who is either out of her league, or moves in a different social circle he s a player, The Duff, he s a jock, Not That Kind of Girl, he s too old and taking advantage of her, Story of a Girl also the Duff, or a stoner, At the Party They have a relationship that mostly consists of secret hook ups, in order to assuage her anxiety about various issues revolving around parents, school, or self esteem The reason this works for her is because when they are kissing or whatev she is so caught up that she escapes her overthinking, overanalyzing mind for a while, and just feels the moment Far be it from me to question whether this works in real life or happens , because there must be something elemental and powerful about this idea in order for it to be so prevalent and popular.So, obvs, this book is in that genre, and it s a good one The MC is mixed up than troubled, and seems to just find it unbelievable that the boy could actually like her beyond wanting to hook up, so she breaks off the limited, secretive relationship they do have, without explanation, without thinking about him or his feelings or that boys even have such things So when that sexy times photo someone surreptiously snapped of the two of them makes the rounds at school, it s maybe even humiliating, overwhelming than might ot...


  5. says:

    GOOD GIRLS is a gem of a good read Super smart Audrey does something completely out of character for her before school starts she hooks up with Luke, the well liked, athletic playboy Party after party, they hook up, yet hardly ever speak in school Audrey feels for Luke than she s felt for any other boy, but as she watches Luke talk to other girls, she can t help but draw back from a possible romance between the two of them.Then someone takes a picture of Audrey hooking up with Luke, and the picture is passed around to everyone Even Audrey s teachers and parents see it Audrey goes from having a fairly decent reputation to being labeled as a slut The consequences of the photo are far reaching Luke isn t talking to her and her parents don t know how to act around her.However, some of what happens in the picture s aftermath surprises Audrey She befriends several girls she had always considered as slutty before, and she l...


  6. says:

    This deliberately incorrect title contains absolutely disgusting descriptions of hookups, and that s just a small part of its problems Basically unlikable girl makes stupid decisions, is completely unsympathetic as a result For instance, here is a list of things that I feel like it is incredibly obvious are bad decisions 1 Performing oral sex on a guy who isn t even your boyfriend and who therefore has no obligation toward you or implied sense of trust 2 Performing oral sex at a party with tons of other people on the other side of the door3 Performing oral sex at a party without bothering to make sure the door is locked and or barredAre we actually surprised when this results in negative consequences Because I feel like if you are okay with casual sex encounters and don t take any precautions whatsoever to keep it private, you should be okay with everyone knowing about it and not be all that bothered by whatever names they call you This is no...


  7. says:

    I visited with Laura Ruby for about 20 minutes at the NCTE conference in New York 2007 I appreciate her writing style and candor when it comes to teen sexuality I have recommended this book to many students and they agree that Ruby has the teen life nailed down In the book, Audrey has her picture taken with a cell phone, during a certain sexual act The picture goes around to everyone and she is labelled My students say this is a common occurance and they ar...


  8. says:

    I ve liked Ruby s middle grade books so much,and I ve been meaning to give this a read since a decade or so back when it came out, but my library didn t have a copy and somehow I just never got around to it Pity I quite liked the nuanced characters and story Although all the stuff about the camera phone from when it was new is kind of awkwardly amusing now that they are ubiquitous and native to folks of a certain age who use them for all kinds of things I never think of, like as a mirror, and for shopping advice from friends who can t actually be present and in l...


  9. says:

    DNF Great concept, horrible writing.


  10. says:

    When a photograph of Audrey in a disturbing position gets sent around the school, the gossip mill starts churning In one night, her good girl, always gets top grades, does the right thing, image is ruined Now, she s in Slut City with Pam and Cindy, the other school proclaimed sluts Her life goes downhill from that her parents are conflicted and disappointed her teachers are turning into judgmental freaks, and her classmates are either hooting or whispering behind her back Ah, stereotypes just never go away, does it In other novels, you have the protagonist facing off the male lead s bitchy girlfriend, who also happens to be a slut I ve always found that situation really unrealistic and too overused Just because Girl A likes Boy, who already has Girl B, the authors have to make Girl B either a dumb blonde not worthy of Boy s attention, or into a slut with nothing to do but snatch up guys Why can t Girl B be nice, you know Or, why not just make Boy not have a girlfriend Anyway, I m just trying to say that this is kind ...