Saturday, August 17, 2013
Anatomy of a Single Girl (Anatomy #2) by Daria Snadowsky (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2013, 240pp.)
A year after she’s dumped by her first boyfriend, Dominique Baylor, now a pre-med major at Tulane, is officially single—and not at all sure how to feel about it. Then she meets Guy, an attractive physics student who's as nerdy about science as she is. When they decide to have a summer fling (each agreeing to go their separate ways in the fall), Dom finds out just how complicated “no strings attached” relationships can be.
Anatomy of a Single Girl is the follow-up to Anatomy of a Boyfriend, a novel that deals with first-time relationships (and all the baggage that comes with them). Single Girl, on the other hand, debunks more advanced issues like sexual health and non-traditional girl/guy relationships. Although the novel works as a whole, there are some scenes that read more like a primer on sexual health and gynecology visits than as a work of fiction. Despite this, however, the novel's message itself is enough reason to check it out: it’s perfectly okay for a guy to remain a friend. Recommended for Ages 16-18 for sexual content.