Item description for Crazy in Love by Dandi Daley Mackall...
Overview Determined to hold on to her virtue until she is married, high school senior Mary Jane finds it nearly impossible when the cutest boy in school, Jackson House, begins to flirt with her.
Publishers Description From a bestselling author comes a fun, flirty look at first love
High school senior Mary Jane Ettermeyer has been the good girl for a long time. To date, she's proud to say she's been able to keep her pledge of abstinence (not that anyone has challenged it). But when the cutest guy in school starts flirting with her, she suddenly finds herself crazy in love, even though her inner Plain Jane tells her he can't possibly think she's cute, while her inner Sexy M. J. is questioning her vow to keep herself pure until marriage. Not to mention that hot Jackson House shouldn't even be talking to her, because he already has a girlfriend There are a ton of good reasons why she should never speak to Jackson again, except that every time she sees him, all of her resistance seems to melt away. . . .
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.1" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.52 lbs.
Release Date May 15, 2008
Publisher Penguin Group USA
ISBN 0142411574 ISBN13 9780142411575
Availability 0 units.
More About Dandi Daley Mackall
Dandi Daley Mackall is theauthor of numerous books for children, includingLarger-Than-Life Lara. She lives in West Salem, Ohio, with her husband and their three children.
Dandi Daley Mackall currently resides in West Salem, in the state of Ohio.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Crazy in Love?
A great Read! Feb 11, 2008
Mary Jane Ettermeyer has a big dilemma.She has a huge crush on Jackson House who happens to already have a girlfriend. Mary Jane makes the mistake of being too friendly with him at a friends house. She is evenutally accuse by the boy's girlfriend friends that she was flirting and is trying to take him away. Mary Jane starts this battle in her head the good girl mary jane versus the hot m.j who challenges her to go after jackon house and dont care about what no one says. The battle line begins thereafter with the girlfriend of Jackson House Star Simons spreading rumors about Mary Jane to the jocks. Her friends Cassie, Nicole and the gang are ganging up on her saying she is doing a horrible thing. It gets to a point where Mary Jane feels trapped and alone. Jackon House does finally admit his feelings to Mary Jane and breaks up with Star. Mary Jane and Jackson finally get together and its all the wonderful bliss she thought it would be. Then comes a moment of truth does she break her rule of abstinence or keep it. I truly enjoyed this book and could not put it down.
Courtesy of Teens Read Too Jul 2, 2007
Can four minutes really change your life?
When Mary Jane leaves a party for four minutes with a boy to grab more soda, rumors start flying out of control. The boy in question is the school hottie, and boyfriend to Star, a very popular girl, not to mention Mary Jane's friend. She can't believe that people are talking about her and acting as though something major happened during that short time.
Now Star's bent on revenge and boys are phoning Mary Jane's house day and night asking for special privileges. As for the boy in question, Jackson admits wanting to date Mary Jane, but isn't sure if he can end it with Star.
Does Mary Jane have the gumption to straighten out the rumors?
How far will girls go for the right boy and is the cost worth it in the end? Devour this book along with A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone and kick girl power up a notch.
Reviewed by: Jennifer Rummel
CRAZY IN LOVE is fun and fluffy Jun 1, 2007
Plain Jane is every parent's favorite: a smart, sensible and brutally honest rule-follower who always thinks of others before herself. Given the choice, she'd take broccoli over ice cream because she could definitely stand to lose a few pounds.
M.J., on the other hand, is adventurous, sexy and always has just the right witty comeback on hand. When looking in the mirror, she sees someone hot and dateable (especially by cutie Jackson House).
Plain Jane and M.J. don't often agree. But no matter what they do or think, they're stuck with each other because they both live in Mary Jane Ettermeyer's head. They bicker over what to wear, who to sit with at lunch, and, of course, Jackson.
Unfortunately, Jackson is dating queen mean bee Star Simons. Star has a certain level of paranoia when it comes to her relationship with Jackson. So you can imagine the rumors that fly when Jackson and Mary Jane leave a study party together, even if it's only for a four-minute run to the gas station for some pop. Mary Jane soon finds out that not only is Star on a mission to keep her as far away from Jackson as possible, but that Star will stop at nothing to make her life miserable. Coke is (intentionally) spilled, rumors are spread and Mary Jane's phone won't stop ringing with calls from boys who hear she performs quite well on dates. This would be the perfect time for Mary Jane to ask for advice from her best friend, but Alicia, who graduated early, is miles away at Southern Illinois University.
In spite of Star's crazy stalkerish behavior, Jackson starts hanging out with Mary Jane; soon they're officially dating. They decide to spend the Friday after Thanksgiving together, but as the big day approaches, Mary Jane worries that Jackson is in their relationship for sex, which she isn't ready for. Her friends all have ideas for what Mary Jane should do --- but how much can she trust someone who just broke up with her boyfriend and another who's been with her boyfriend forever?
To do it, or not to do it? This is an eternal question, one that Mary Jane tries to answer with humor and honesty. Her constantly fighting "angel vs. devil" voices are something all of us have, even if we haven't named them. CRAZY IN LOVE is fun and fluffy, and if you can't get enough of books with pink sparkly covers, then you won't be disappointed.
--- Reviewed by Carlie Webber
Outrageously funny & so true! Jan 28, 2007
I loved this book from the first line--laugh-out-loud funny. And the story manages to have depth in characters and plot, without giving up an inch of wit and humor. You'll identify with Mary Jane, love her, agonize with her, and tell all your friends about her.