Monday, April 18, 2016

Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales

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Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Books
Pages: 342
My rating: 3.5 stars
Ages: 15+

Arden has always been loyal and caring--the gardner to the flowers of the people around her. Then her mother leaves and Arden makes a sacrifice that could have lasting effects. So when she finds the blog "Tonight the Streets are Ours," she feels like there is someone else in the world who understands. One night in New York with a stranger could change everything.

This is a story about people not being the people you think they are, and how to find out what you need and what you can give. Arden also learns how to stand up for herself, how to forgive those who hurt you, and how to move on when you need to.

While this might seem too didactic for teens, the story actually presents all this things in a way that flows and makes sense to the characters and plot. The writing reminds me a little bit of Stephanie Perkins and Gayle Forman.

There isn't any language. Some sexual innuendos.

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