ME AND THE BLONDES
- Finalist, Governor General’s Literary Award, 2006
- Finalist, Ontario Library Association White Pine Award, 2006
- OLA Best Bets: Young Adult Fiction: Overall Top 10 2007
- Shortlisted, Canadian Library Association Young Adult Canadian Book Award, 2007
- Canadian Children’s Book Centre Starred Our Choice Award
Auntie Eva Says…
“Life is too short, be creative, mix your hair dye colours.”
“You must find a practice boy and be kissing him because kissing is like skating.”
[A] clever new novel about gaining admission to the pack… The dialogue is smart and the story dextrously plotted. Toten provides several interesting twists and turns. We might expect the blondes to make a false turn themselves, but there again Toten surpises us.
— Quill & Quire
Teresa Toten’s new young adult novel is filled with both humour and heart. It is delightfully original, peopled as it with uniquely hilarious characaters and a quirky, down-to-earth protagonist.
— Canadian Children’s Book News
Wonderful, zany characters, laugh-out-loud humour, and common adolescent concerns make this a book to be passed from one friend to another until all have enjoyed it.
— Brandon Sun
Teresa Toten has a gift for mixing hilarious dialogue with poignant situations. This title more than deserved its recent nomination for a Governor General’s Award.
— City Parent
Sophie is a fabulous character whose self-deprecating wit, adoration of her seriously over-the-top amusing aunties and her insightful critque of mid’70’s high school life will have readers rolling in the aisles with laughter and the nervous tension of painful growing up can be.
— CM Magazine