Better Than Blonde

Better Than Blonde

Book - 2007
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The enthralling sequel to Me and the Blondes , shortlisted for the Governor General's Award

Life is almost ... well ... potentially perfect for Sophie Kandinsky. As it turns out, the Blondes were as dazzled by her as she was by them, and Sophie enters grade ten at Northern Heights smack in the centre of the power grid. There will be no more cascading lies and secrets from her, but the Blondes--now that's another story. And her eccentric Aunties are still peppering Sophie with their eccentric advice on life, love, and how to land the elusive Luke Pearson. But in the end, the best and biggest news is also the worst. After seven years, Sophie's beloved Papa is finally out of prison. Papa is home. Trouble is ... he's supposed to be dead. No more lies? No more secrets?

"[Teresa Toten] writes with insight and compassion about the complex moral universe of adolescence."
-- Quill & Quire

"Toten captures perfectly the easy camaraderie of girls who trust each other enough to play Truth or Dare and challenge each other to develop into good people."
-- CM Magazine

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin, 2007
ISBN: 9780143053149
Branch Call Number: YA PB Toten 3558ya 1
Characteristics: 212 p


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Feb 12, 2010

A sequel that lived up to the original book (Me and the Blondes)! Finally, we get to meet Sophie's famous Papa, for better or for worse. More Aunties humour, Blonde drama, and - could it be? - some possible romance with a certain senior named Luke...but I won't spoil the ending!

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