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Jun 09 2017

Alex, approximately by Jenn Bennett

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Simon and Schuster, 2017. ISBN 9781471161537
(Age: 14+) Recommended. The novel Alex, approximately shows that you can know someone behind the computer screen and also face-to-face yet not know that it is the same person. The book, written by Jenn Bennett, explores a story of summer, first love, hidden identities and friendship. After moving in with her dad on the other side of the country, 17-year-old Bailey goes on a hunt for a great guy she knew from online, who happens to live close by. Alex is a film geek and not nearly as irritating as her hot workmate at the local cinema. But Porter is also keeping secrets.
Bennett's female character goes through a thrilling summer into school. On the way, she tests her strength, loyalty and trust against those around her. The book is a wonderful read and Bennett has a great sense of humour making you laugh at casual jokes.
Alex, approximately will show that falling in love can happen, even when you think it is with the wrong person.
Cara F. (student)

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