derrierloisirs.fr
» » To Be Mona

Download To Be Mona ePub

by Kelly Easton

Download To Be Mona ePub
  • ISBN 1416900543
  • ISBN13 978-1416900542
  • Language English
  • Author Kelly Easton
  • Publisher Margaret K. McElderry Books (November 25, 2008)
  • Pages 224
  • Formats doc docx lrf mobi
  • Category Teenagers
  • Subcategory Literature and Fiction
  • Size ePub 1860 kb
  • Size Fb2 1698 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 652

Sage Priestly is seventeen, and she longs to reinvent herself -- to strip away the fat, the past, the crazy mom, the unpaid bills. She longs to be her own version of the gorgeous and popular Mona Simms. Sage starts dieting and exercising. She gets blond highlights and throws away all of her black clothes. Bit by bit she transforms herself. This is deeply troubling to her best friend, Vern, who is secretly in love with Sage just the way she is. But the boyfriend Sage wants -- the popular jock Roger -- suddenly notices her. And when they start dating, Sage thinks her life is turning around. So why isn't Sage happier? Yes, Roger is a little too controlling and pushy, but isn't that what boys are like when you date them? What is it about the image Sage has created that just doesn't fit? Smart, honest, and tough, Sage is a teen with more going for her than she thinks, but she still has a lot to learn.

To be Mona by Kelly Easton is a book about friendship, family, and relationship issues that can turn down a bad . I loved the book To be Mona

To be Mona by Kelly Easton is a book about friendship, family, and relationship issues that can turn down a bad road, and may even become vicious. In my opinion, this book is a great read for young adults so they can learn about issues others might be going through. I loved the book To be Mona. Author Kelly Easton takes a young girl who lives in a difficult, dysfunctional family who wishes she was someone else - actually she wishes she was Mona. Mona is the popular girl - and Sage would givea anything to be her. To be Mona is an honest and sometimes painful book to read.

Kelly Easton is the author of Walking on Air and The Life History of a Star, which was a Teen Readers Book Sense Top Ten book and a Golden Kite Award Honor winner

Kelly Easton is the author of Walking on Air and The Life History of a Star, which was a Teen Readers Book Sense Top Ten book and a Golden Kite Award Honor winner. Kelly Easton lives in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Библиографические данные.

They think that they're not good for anything so they act like other people

They think that they're not good for anything so they act like other people. The author of this book, Kelly Easton, expresses the feelings of kids who have bipolar parents very well because of her own experiences. Apr 24, 2009 Elaina rated it it was ok.

To Be Mona - Kelly Easton. If you purchased this book without a cover, you should be aware that this book is stolen property. It was reported as unsold and destroyed to the publisher, and neither the author nor the publisher has received any payment for this stripped book. Margaret k. mcelderry books. An imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division. 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020. This book is a work of fiction

Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Mothers and daughters - Fiction, Manic-depressive illness - Fiction, Mental illness - Fiction, Self-confidence - Fiction, Identity - Fiction, Dating (Social customs) - Fiction, Single parent families - Fiction, High schools - Fiction, Schools - Fiction. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Books for People with Print Disabilities. t on November 30, 2011. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

0 5 Author: Kelly Easton. Sage Priestly is seventeen, and she longs to reinvent herself - to strip away the fat, the past, the crazy mom, the unpaid bills. She longs to be her own version of the gorgeous and popular Mona Simms

0 5 Author: Kelly Easton. She longs to be her own version of the gorgeous and popular Mona Simms. Sage starts dieting and exercising. She gets blond highlights and throws away all of her black clothes. Bit by bit she transforms herself.

Sage Priestly is seventeen, and she longs to reinvent herself - to strip away the fat, the past, the crazy mom, the unpaid bills.

She longs to be her own version of the gorgeous and popular Mona Simms. Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (February 1, 2010).

Full recovery of all data can take up to 2 weeks! So we came to the decision at this time to double the download limits for all users until the problem is completely resolved. Thanks for your understanding! Progress: 8. 4% restored.

Talk about To Be Mona


inetserfer
To be Mona by Kelly Easton is a book about friendship, family, and relationship issues that can turn down a bad road, and may even become vicious. In my opinion, this book is a great read for young adults so they can learn about issues others might be going through. This book touches on many social issues such as disorders, abuse, and sexuality. Knowing this, this book might be for a more mature/older reader who is comfortable reading such context. Although other reviews say that the author tried to make these points, but failed, I don’t agree. I think Easton did a very good job at explaining what it's like to have a bipolar parent or be in an abusive relationship in high school. Another one of my reasons for liking this book is that there we four different points of view, Sage, Vern, Wal, and Roger. These POVs helped me to have a better understanding of what was going on in the book and why it was going on. I also liked the style of writing and how it had a diary-like style of it. Throughout the book, my favorite character would have to be Vern because he stuck with Sage even when she was having rough family problems and his family really helped her when her mom was in the hospital. Even though he loved Sage while she was in her abusive relationship with Roger, he had no idea that she was going through, but I believe that he would try and help her. My favorite quote from the book is, “...all I feel is relieved” (195) This shows that Sage did not need Roger and finally realized that she was in a toxic and abusive relationship.
GoodLike
Sage wants to be Mona, she has it all - the looks, the friends, the money. Sage's mom has pretty much been crazy since her dad left them many years ago. Her next door neighbors the Goldburg's have been looking out for her and her mom for about that long. Sage wants the jock, Roger, to be the one who loves her even when Vern Goldburg so openly does. She just wants a better life, with more money and more hope. Told in alternating viewpoints between Sage, Roger, Vern and Vern's friend, Walter this story tells the tale of trying to fit in when maybe being on the outside isn't that bad.

This story was alright. I enjoyed the random hypothetical questions that are interspersed throughout the novel. I think that was the highlight however. The characters were vague and forgettable. It seemed in the beginning of this novel that Mona was this popular snotty girl that Sage envied and wanted to replace. Really Mona seemed like just an ordinary girl, like all the other girls in the school except Sage. Sage was really only different because her mom was wacky and they didn't really have any money. Sage seemed very full of herself. She starts dating Roger and it's evident that he is a real jerk, he's controlling and possessive and never really nice to Sage. He is also really stupid. I'm not sure why their relationship lasted so long because he didn't really have any redeeming qualities. I feel like Sage just wanted him so badly that even when it turned out he wasn't a catch she just kept dating him to prove that she wasn't wrong about him. The other relationships in this story also seem odd and out of place. Maybe people act like this, but I don't feel that they were authentic. This book touched on a few good points about mental illness and domestic abuse, but all in all, this book was a dud. It was a fast read but not a really good one.

First Line:
"Consider yourself a color."

Favorite Line:
"Consuming a diet of Pop-tarts, Twizzlers, and Neco Wafers can alter your sexual orientation and give you bad dreams."
bass
I loved the book To be Mona. Author Kelly Easton takes a young girl who lives in a difficult, dysfunctional family who wishes she was someone else - actually she wishes she was Mona. Mona is the popular girl - and Sage would givea anything to be her.

To be Mona is an honest and sometimes painful book to read. Sage, who has not had a luck of happiness and joy in her life is overlooked by almost everyone around her - she feels invisible and as she focuses more and more on her insecurities, she focuses more and more on the "wonderfulness that is Mona". It seems to Sage that Mona's life is so wonderful and easy.

Easton does a great job of contrasting the reality of Sage's life with the imagined wonderfulness of Mona - someone once told me "not to compare my insides with someone's outside" and I kept thinking about this as I read this book.

I also enjoyed the fact that Sage does have some friends in her life and they seem quite dedicated to her - and that ultimately, Sage will come to discover that maybe, after all, she is not the "LOSER" that she thinks she it.

This book is a must read for all teenagers who are comparing themselves to the "popular girls" (I think that covers about 90% of the girls in high school).
Ffyan
Sage just wants to be a normal seventeen-year-old girl. But that's kind of difficult when she has an eccentric mother who can't keep a job. This means they have hardly enough money to get by, and she has clothes from the Salvation Army.

Then she decides to change. She wants to be more like Mona, the popular girl. She wants popularity. She wants Roger Willis to notice her. She wants her mother to be normal.

Can she get what she wants? Or will she lose her friends in the process? And in the end, will she know what it's like "to be Mona?"

This book was pretty amazing. I was hooked from the very beginning. Sage was funny and I really liked her. I loved how, by the end of the story, Sage knew she couldn't pretend to be something, or someone, she wasn't. So the story also has a good lesson in it.

I definitely recommend TO BE MONA. It was a fast and fun read, and you'll really enjoy it!

Reviewed by: Ashley B