MEET THE AUTHOR.
Sonya Sones is a very talented author. What My Mother Doesn’t Know, What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know, One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies, and Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy are four very popular, emotional, and touching books that she has written. Born in Boston, Sones first liked to draw pictures, and animated film strips. She
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then stopped doing that, and got a job at Harvard University. Then, she enrolled in UCLA where she met her professor Myra Cohn Livingston. This professor sent her on her way to writing her first book, Stop Pretending: What happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy. A successful writer, Sonya Sones is living happily with her two children Ava and Jeremy.
By: Sonya Sones.
I believe that the theme in this
The author‟s purpose in this book is
book is that you should never
to simply entertain you. This book is
judge a book by its cover. In this
told in the point of view of a 14 year
book, Sophie eventually starts to
old girl names Sophie Stein. It goes
like Robin Murphy, or as people
through the many things that go on
call him “Murphy”. He‟s the
through her 8th grade year, summer,
dork of the school, and no one,
and the first day of high school. From
not even Sophie, ever imagined
not getting along with her mother, to
a beautiful, nice, popular girl
boy drama, Sophie describes her
like her would be attracted to a
feelings and what goes on in her life.
weird looking guy like Murphy.
I think the author wrote this book to
Once Sophie starts to get to
teach multiple lessons to teenage
know him…she really likes him.
girls from age 13-15. Not only that,
This was so unexpected, and she
but it is also here to just entertain
knows that if anyone found out
you. It contains all sorts of feelings.
about this, her reputation would
Happiness, confusion, regret,
be down the drain. It just shows
sadness, fear, and hope, the author
that even though he was really
really makes a point to lead you into
dorky looking and weird, on the
the heart of Sophie Stein and show
inside he had an amazing
you what being a 14 year old girl is
really all about.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT. The book, What My Mother Doesn’t Know is told in the point of view of your typical 14 year old teenage girl, Sophie Stein. Sophie and her mom don‟t exactly have the perfect „Mother-daughter relationship‟. Ever since Sophie‟s parents have been fighting, every time her mom gets mad or sad, she goes in the basement, watches her soap operas and eats Hershey kisses. Good thing Sophie has her best friends, Rachel and Grace. Sophie, Rachel, and Grace have been best friend since the 5th grade. They‟ve been there for each other through everything; boys, parents, and just your typical every day problems. Sophie builds a relationship, and grows to like Murphy, the weirdest kid in school. She has no idea how to tell Rachel and Grace…but shouldn‟t best friends not judge you on who you like? That‟s how it should be, but it seems the opposite in this situation.