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Megan Meade's guide to the McGowan boys

by Brian, Kate, 1974-

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Teen Paperbacks P/YA BRI
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Teen Paperbacks
Call Number  P/YA BRI
When she was nine, Megan Meade met a group of terrible, mean, Popsicle-goo-covered boys, the sons of her father's friend -- the McGowan boys. Now, seven years later, Megan's army doctor parents are shipping off to Korea and Megan is being sent to live with the little monsters, who are older now and quite different than she remembered them.
Living in a house with seven boys will give Megan, who has never even been kissed, the perfect opportunity to learn everything there is to know about boys. And she'll send all her notes to her best friend, Tracy, in...
Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys
Observation #1: Being an army brat sucks. Except that this is definitely a better alternative to moving to Korea.
Observation #2: Forget evil, laughing, little monsters. These guys have been touched by the Abercrombie gods. They are a blur of toned, suntanned perfection.
Observation #3: I need a lock on my door. STAT.
Observation #4: Three words: six-pack abs.
Observation #5: Do not even get me started on the state of the bathroom. I'm thinking of calling in a hazmat team. Seriously.
Observation #6: These boys know how to make enemies. Big time.
Megan Meade will have to juggle a new school, a new family, a new crush -- on the boy next door, as in next bedroom door -- and a new life. Will she survive the McGowan boys?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 8-11. Army brat Megan Meade does not want to leave the States to follow her parents to South Korea, so, she agrees to stay with the McGowan family, where she will be the only girl among seven sons. Naturally, this causes more than a little disruption: she's accused of hooking up with Evan, makes an enemy of Doug, and falls for Finn. Brian's well-rounded story hits some interesting notes, including Megan's efforts to make friends with Miller, Doug's twin, who has Asperger's syndrome. A few situations are stock (jealously, sibling rivalry), but strong characterizations lift this above formula. Some realistic language (read swear words), and a scene (not explicitly portrayed) in which drunken Doug sleeps with Evan's girlfriend, may give some pause, but fans of Brian's The V Club (2004) will want to read this. --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Self-confidence -- Fiction.
Brothers -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2005
Edition 1st edition.
Language English
Description 266 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 1416900306
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