BOOK NAME: Shug
AUTHOR: Jenny Han
I just finished a really good book called Shug. This book is about a girl named Annemarie, only her family calls her Shug. There are two reasons why she is called Shug, one because it is short for sugar, two because of a book called The Color Purple. That is her mom’s favorite book. There is a character named Shug Avery in it.
Shug is a very outgoing person and demanding. She comes from a small town and everyone loves her. She has two best friends, Mark and Elaine. She says Mark is her guy best friend and Elaine is her girl best friend. She and Mark have been best friends since forever, and they are neighbors. Then when she gets to junior high everything changes. Mark prefers his guy friends over her, and Elaine starts hanging out with other girls. That makes Shug feel bad because she doesn’t like the other girls that Elaine is hanging out with.
To make things worse, Shug’s sister Celia is the prettiest girl in town and all the boys love her. Shug thinks of herself as too tall, too freckled and not pretty. She also has to tutor a boy that she hates. She thinks her life is going down the drain. I really enjoyed this book and I think a lot of other girls would too. I liked how you could actually relate to it and that this could happen to a real person. The author described things very well so I could see how everything looked. I think the most interesting part of this book was when she gets her first kiss at the end of it. How exciting!