By: Carrie Firestone
Location : FIC FIR
This novel combines
humour, romance and wisdom while taking on timely issues including teen
drug abuse, bullying, ethnic discrimination, and the importance of being
kind and doing good.
After high school
senior Sadie helps a baby in distress, she becomes an internet sensation
and is introduced to other 'hometown heroes'. Despite all their
differences, the five teens hatch passionate plans to secretly right
local wrongs. But when they breach the boundaries of their world, they
discover that there might be truth in the saying 'no good deed goes
is a high school junior who hung out with the seniors, as her own class
was full of losers. The summer after she said goodbye to them all,
including her bestie, she goes to work at a local fruit and veg
stand--at least, she starts the summer doing that. Then comes the
Incident. Which changes everything.
"Sadie is our narrator,
fiercely observant, full of big questions, full of heart. She ends up at
a community lunch where she meets some other local teens. The group of
them get together, and then decide to form a secret organization that
does random acts of kindness.
The story involves them all--goals,
setbacks, motivations, promises. Problems, such as one girl's horrible
descent into heroin addiction. Misunderstandings. Along the way, parents
slowly become human beings, with pasts and problems of their own.
a fast-paced, vivid book full of typical teen humor, passion, grim
things and good things. A dash of wish fulfillment, but in the best way.
I found the book nearly impossible to put down."- Sherwood