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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Flux (September 8, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 073871139X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738711393
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 4.9 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,790,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Chicklish
This is a fabulous feel good book, full of humour and engrossing twists. The characters are brilliant, especially Suzy and her best friend from home Maddie, and you quickly feel as if you know them. It was great to see Suzy adapting to her new environment. I loved her honesty - her descriptions of her classmates as Stepford students, the way she admitted to being unable to recognise herself and 'missing the kicks' even when she was desperately trying (and largely managing) to fit in with the new crowd. There were loads of page-turning intrigue and some sad moments, too.

 

About the Author

Sara Hantz started writing when she ran out of degrees to study and decided it was much more fun to make things up than to comment on dry academics. Born in England, she moved to New Zealand a few years ago and then onto Australia. The Second Virginity of Suzy Green is Sara's first novel.

More About the Author

Sara Hantz originally comes from the UK and now lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Australia (via 10 years in New Zealand). She writes young adult fiction and her debut book The Second Virginity of Suzy Green made the prestigious list 'New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age'. Sara lectured for many years before deciding to devote more time to her writing and working in the family hospitality business. She has two grown-up children and when not writing, working, or online with her friends, she spends more time than most people she knows watching TV - in fact if TV watching was an Olympic sport she'd win gold.

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Recommended reading for adults and teens.
im1rarebird
It was a very enjoyable read, though it was very predictable in times.
Hope LaGrois (from Hope's Bookshelf)
This is a witty, fun story with some good supporting characters in it.
Jan Heart

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TwinMom on June 23, 2013
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It's a good book for the YA set. I wasn't enamored with it, but I did read the whole thing. I think if I were in my teens, I'd have eaten it up! The whole virginity club thing was a little far fetched with how far they took it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristine on May 26, 2013
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Unfortunately, Suzy's story just fell flat for me. I understood where her character was coming from emotionally, and absolutely fell in love with Ryan and the past they shared together; I just would've liked to see that evolve more. And also to see Suzy grow out of the shadow of her sister.

Instead, it seemed as though the majority of the book was just one giant build-up leading to an ending that was virtually nonexistent. It was as if right when things started taking a turn for the positive, the story abruptly ended without so much as a good-bye or "to be continued". Another strike was Hantz's use of British dialect in a story with a California setting and American characters.

I would love to see the author rework this story. I think a change in dialect, as well as a continuation of Ryan and Suzy, would go a long way. It wasn't a horrible read by any means; simply an unfinished piece. The message was good, just in need of fine tuning.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Blencowe on May 19, 2013
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I thought this book had potential but fell short. The main character, Suzy, was apparently a totally different person at her old school, but we don't really get to know much about her former personality except for generic references through the book. It would've been nice to have more of a comparison between the two personalities. Also, the issues with her sister's death could have been incorporated a little better with the storyline. There were a few times towards the end where Suzy references her ultimate goal of being like Rosie. Maybe I missed it, but I was kind of like, "where did that come from?". Too much time was spent on the wrong details, in my opinion. Not sure of the intended target age for this book, but I found the tone of the book too bubblegum for my taste.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TeensReadToo on September 23, 2007
Format: Paperback
Suzy's changed her tune. Gone is the former wild child who dressed all in black and got into trouble nearly every day. Instead, she's trying to become more like her sister, Rosie, who just died. She doesn't want her parents to worry anymore.

A change in location lets Suzy start over. Soon she's made friends with popular girls, but things here are very different from back home. For one thing, it's popular to belong to the V-club. Technically, Suzy's not a virgin, but what her new friends don't know can't hurt her, right?

Just as soon as her life is starting to settle down and she's accepted into this new and strange world, her past catches up with her. Can she still be accepted for who she really is, or will she lose herself in this new town?

With THE SECOND VIRGINITY OF SUZY GREEN, author Sara Hantz has written a moving novel about a girl trying to make over her soul without losing herself in the process.

Reviewed by: Jennifer Rummel
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By nan12 on October 13, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Why shouldn't we lie ? Because the truth is bound to show up in the form of your ex-boyfriend and make you feel a tad uncomfortable. Well that's what happened the Suzy, at least.
Seriously, everybody lies. Small lies, big lies, medium-sized lies. Lying isn't the problem, but getting caught is and this story is somewhat of a cautionary tale in a very entertaining way. I thought this story was incredibly funny.
Not only is Suzy's point of view hilarious, but Maddie, Suzy's best friend who knows her rebel past adds to the comic situation as well.
But best of all : Ryan.Thank God, Ryan was there ! Not only is he incredibly sweet, but he is also full of insight, honesty and is totally unpretentious. Guy, Suzi's official crush, isn't mean, just a tad boring.
I thought the story's presmisses were interesting and realistic as well. The idea that the death of a sibling can bring on the desire to change radically one's personality is perfectly plausible, and coherent. It was a solid foundation to a solid novel.
Which is why I gave this story :

3.5 stars
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By Elisabella on July 20, 2013
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This book was awesome... I wish there was a second book cuz it ended openly... and I chose 5 because it was able to visually explain things but it didn't spend to much time explaining... but there were a lot of misspelled words.. and incorrect grammar issues... but it was still good...
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Format: Paperback
This book was not well written. The thought process of the main character is very one dimensional and much too simple to keep a reader interested.
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By Kansas Katniss on June 23, 2013
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It was great . Awesome interesting and everything I looked for in a book if only there were a sequal I would read it in a heartbeat
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