Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Cycler by Lauren McLaughlin

Name: Cycler

Author: Lauren McLaughlin

Brief summary: Everyone hates "That time of month", right? Jill has a different reason than most girls to hate her period. For four days every month, Jill turns into Jack, a rebellious teenage boy. With the help of her "anti- Jack" mother, everytime Jack turns back to Jill, she meditates on the fact that she is "All Girl" and forgets everything that Jack did during his visit. With the help of his yoga loving father, Jack is able to be a normal teenage boy, complete with sneaking out, food and porn. Her friends all think that during those four days when she's out of school and can't see or talk to any of her friends, that she's getting blood transfusions. When Jill developes a crush on a cute bi-sexual boy, she is determined to go to prom with him. The only problem? Jack will be visiting.

Grade/Age level: 14 and up

Cautions: Jack sleeps with a girl, Jack asks for porn (and gets it), A boy is bi-sexual, Jill and her friend kiss on the lips, just as a joke though.

If you like this book, you will also like....I have no idea! This book is so unique...

Personal Opinion: When my cousin gave me this book and told me what it was about, I laughed. A girl who turns into a guy during her period? FUNNY! Makes my period seem alot easier. :P But as I randomly started to read it, I was mesmorized. I meant just to read a chapter or two, but instead I stayed up all night reading it. It was funny, touching and WAY different than any book I've ever read.

The only thing I really had a problem with was the porn. It made me uncomfortable, and that's probably the only reason I'm not letting my sister read it.

Rating: 9/10