A Good Idea by Cristina Monarcho

Available At: DCC (HS), Rampart

Categories : Anti-Religion, Cursing, Drug Abuse, LGBTQ+, Sexual, Violence

Description: A girl returns to her small hometown in Maine seeking revenge for the death of her childhood best friend.

YA Label?: No

Notes: This book contains sexual content, LGBTQ, anti-religion, violence, cursing, and drug abuse.

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

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Page 29: So I knew Rebecca had lost her virginity last spring at a party.

Page 34: Sensing my urgency, he dispensed with the formalities and got down to the awkward business of trying to pull my jeans off over my sneakers.

Page 46: The same boys who fucked her in the backseats of their cars, late at night after they’d dropped off their unwaveringly chaste girlfriends, always ignored her in the halls the next day.

Page 67: I guess it was as close to romance as either of us had ever gotten, which is pretty pathetic considering we’d never met. And then my mom found the letters. I think they’d always suspected, but once they had proof-that was it, off to church camp.” She shrugged. “How much did Betty tell you about that place?”

Page 98: I joined the dozen or so kids oscillating between the den and the back deck, grabbing a beer from a cooler and wishing I had one of Serena’s blue pills to get me through this.

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