Blaze is tired of spending her life on the sidelines, drawing comics and feeling invisible. She's desperate for soccer star Mark to notice her. And when her BFF texts Mark a photo of Blaze in sexy lingerie, it definitely gets his attention. After a hot date in the back of her minivan, Blaze is flying high, but suddenly Mark's feelings seem to have been blasted by a freeze-ray gun, and he dumps her. Blaze gets her revenge by posting a comic strip featuring uber-villain Mark the Shark. Mark then retaliates by posting her "sext" photo, and, overnight, Blaze goes from Super Virgin Girl to Super Slut. That life on the sidelines is looking pretty good right about now...
Blaze is named after a comic book character, but lives a quiet life helping her hardworking mother and shuttling her brother and his friends to and from soccer and school. Spending her free time reading comics and creating her own superheroes, she wishes her life was more exciting. After Mark, her brother’s seventeen year-old soccer coach, shows an interest in her, Blaze thinks her wishes have been granted! Unfortunately, Mark’s attention is not as innocent as it should be...
Blaze is a great heroine with awful friends and a wicked sense of humor. Witty, loyal, and loving, Blaze is a blast to read about. Drawings and loads of geek-tastic references to superheroes make Blaze a fun read although some of the content deals with serious issues.
Laurie Boyle Crompton’s novel will help many girls make wise decisions about sexting, bullying, the rumor mill, and other ugly matters. Any teen girl would benefit from reading Blaze’s story.
*Reviewed by Kristin*
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