YA FIC KWI
Minx (2008), 176 pages
Shira, a 15 year old teenager whose best friend is a bawdy 8 year old, turns to shoplifting when her father starts dating his secretary. When Shira gets caught by a dark-eyed, streetwise boy from Spain, they become more than just friends.
The usual Minx title was a coming-of-age story in which a teenage girl discovers love and makes the first steps towards her own identity. While Token fits that mold, it provides a more mature, subtle take on things.
LibraryThing member elmyra
One of the things I really like about the Minx imprint is the emphasis on diversity. The books have main characters from all sorts of class, ethnic and religious backgrounds, and I think that's great. Token was enjoyable though alittle too much of a typical teenage romance for me.
LibraryThing member mrsdwilliams
Shira is totally uncool--she wears retro fashions and dreams of old-style Hollywood glamour and romance. The mean girls at school make fun of her, her best friend is a chain-smoking 80 year old, and she's never been kissed. Ever since her mom died, Shira and her dad have been very close. When he
Show Morefalls in love with his secretary, Shira chooses a destructive way to cope with her feelings of loss. When sexy Spanish bad boy Rafael enters her life, things get even more exciting for Shira.
Original publication date
176 p.; 7.95 inches
1401215386 / 9781401215385