"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

16 March 2013


Adams, S.J. Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie. Flux, 2011.

Debbie has been best friends with Lisa since elementary school, and she's always done whatever Lisa wanted, including watching reruns of Full House ad nauseum. But now Lisa's dating Norman, and Debbie is forced to face the fact that 1) she likes Lisa as more than just a friend and 2) she doesn't know who she is apart from Lisa.

Enter Emma and Tim, the only two members of the Church of Blue, an invented religion that Emma is using to keep her around Tim and to keep them both on the somewhat straight and narrow. Debbie embarks on a holy quest with the Bluddhists, hoping to run into Lisa and tell her the truth before she hears it from someone else. Hijinks ensue.

I really enjoyed this book, in spite of my skepticism after reading the title. It is a really quick read and filled with plenty of funny moments to counteract all the emotional drama that comes when teenagers interact. This book is on the Stonewall list for this year, and I can see why it won the award.

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