03 December 2011
Benduhn, Tea. Gravel Queen. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2006.
Aurin and her friends Kenney and Fred spend a lot of time doing the things Kenney wants to do. Aurin and Fred are happy to follow in Kenney's footsteps until Neila arrives. Aurin quickly develops a crush on Neila, and they begin spending more time together. Kenney cannot understand why she's been thrown out of the driver's seat and she lashes out at Aurin. Soon Aurin finds herself in the middle of a mess: how can she continue to pursue her relationship with Neila while maintaining a friendship with Kenney?
This was an interesting book, and I enjoyed watching the dynamics between Aurin and her various friends. I found Aurin's relationship with her parents to be an interesting one. She was grounded during part of the story, but somehow her parents still allowed her friends to come over and visit her. Nonetheless, this story was worth checking out of the library.