Are we starting young girls with romance books too early? Not according to some.
"This G-rated, nascent, not-quite-romance novel . . . is squarely aimed at preteen girls and ends on a feel-good note that should please and satisfy . . . Lauren’s personal evolution is welcome and feels earned. The story has a lesson worth learning." - Kirkus reviews
The series from Simon and Schuster starts out with LAUREN'S BEACH CRUSH. These books are targeted for 8-12 year old girls. Granted, it is a simple way to get girls back to reading in this high tech world that we live in. And who could resist those covers. The artwork is really sweet.
I was looking through magazines at the grocery store and there was this book. Naturally, I was sure it was going to be a graphic novel.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Angela Darling was nicknamed “The Love Guru” by her friends in school because she always gave such awesome advice on crushes. And Angela’s own first crush worked out pretty well… They have been married for almost ten years now! When Angela isn’t busy reading romance novels, she works as an editor in New York City. She knows deep down that every story can’t possibly have a happy ending, but the incurable romantic in her can’t help but always look for the silver lining in every cloud.
The question now is..would you buy one for a niece or your own daughter?