by Maureen Johnson
First sentence: “So this was how it ended.”
Ingredients for a fun YA romance:
1 kick-butt heroine (this one’s named Joan)
1 best friend in trouble (Allison)
1 not-so-hot ex-boyfriend
1 interesting new friend who may be trouble
1 new guy who may or may not be a love interest
Mix in some adventure, interesting family members, a curious conflict, and some swoon-worthy romance.
Have Maureen Johnson stir it up, and bake and enjoy for an afternoon or so.