Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sex Kittens and Horn Dawgs Fall in Love

Sex Kittens and Horn Dawgs Fall in Love by Maryrose Wood

14-year-old Felicia and her pals call themselves the Kittens--supposedly the "Sex Kittens", although they admit that they aren't very experienced in the "sex" part yet. Felicia and the other Kittens attend the Manhattan Free Childrens School, and spend much of their school day skipping class, (supposedly) in order to work on independent and original learning projects. For example, Felicia writes poetry...endless reams of haiku poems mostly focused on the "Horn Dawg" (boy) of her desires, Matthew.

Matthew doesn't dream of poetry OR Felicia...he dreams of science. By making her science fair project a study of the "thing that makes the one you love love you back," Felicia hopes to finally capture the scientific heart of the Dawg of her Dreams.

Together Felicia and Matthew research, interview, hypothesize, and test their theories of love attractiveness: The Romeo/Juliet thing, the Romantic Setting, the Mutual Rescue, and the Opposite Attraction. But could it be possible that sometimes "Love Just Happens"? And why isn't Matthew falling in love with Felicia?

Light, fluffy, and fun, the racy title is the only racy thing about this book. There are no scenes of violence, no drugs, and no sexual situations--but there are many giggle-ful moments and a few sweet but unexpected kisses in the lives of the Kittens.

Recommended for girls ages 12 and up who enjoy The Princess Diaries and other tales of modern adolescence.

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