Monday, February 14, 2011

Poser; Sue Wyshynski

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (June 8, 2010)


Tallulah Jones makes a huge splash at her new high school when the popular It Girl invites her to go surfing. The only problem? Tallulah can't surf. After a humiliating near-death experience, her little lie backfires completely and the in-crowd labels her a poser. Only a miracle can save her from outcast hell—one that arrives in the form of a frizzy-haired, nearsighted, completely unhip surfing phenom who takes Tallulah under her wing and teaches her to surf. When an enticing phone call tempts Tallulah to risk her new best friend's trust, Tallulah must prove once and for all that she's no poser; she's the real deal—- as a surfer and, more importantly, as a friend. Full of authentic surfing situations from an author who's caught a wave or two, readers will be hooked by the surf, sun, and teen drama.

My Review

I have not read many surfing related books. I can say surfing is extremely hard and I have no talent for it. Poser was a fun book but it also had a hidden message underneath. It showed you to be yourself.  The lingo was spot on and it showed exactly how exclusive the surf world is.  Tallulah was a annoying brat until she finally figured it out.  When she started acting like a real person Tallulah shined. I also thought the bullying in this book was excessive and with no real punishment.  My mouth hung open while reading it. Yes I was shocked that these girls got away with so much.

   As far as the guy's go.. Does a relaxed hot surfer do it for you?  Corey was a great addition to Poser. I would and do plan on reading more of Sue Wyshynki's books in the future. Though I do believe this is her Debuting book.

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Shannon O'Donnell said...

I bet my students would LOVE this one. :-)

Juju at Tales of said...

Sounds like a perfect summer read :) Great review.

PS You cracked me up with "real person" ;)

Blodeuedd said...

Hm, I do not think I have read any surfer books either

jackie b central texas said...

As far as surfer books have not read one yet, love the movie with Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze "Point Break" though... It showcased some cool wave action as well as a nice mystery thriller for the plot line!

I think you have a point though about this book and any to follow being something worthwhile to read if for no other reason than for me to enjoy some silly teenage shenanigans that I never got to indulge in personally...