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My Parents Are Sex Maniacs

A High School Horror Story

by Robyn Harding

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Sixteen-year-old Louise Harrison is insecure about a lot of things—amongst them: her hair, her fashion sense and her “big-boned” build. At least her social status is secure because of her BFF, Sienna Marshall, a certified member of the mega-watt crowd. But all hell breaks loose when Louise’s brother walks in on their father, Len, and Sienna’s mother, Sunny, in a flagrantly compromising position. Soon after, Len and Sunny move in together.

When Sunny decides to return home to her family, everyone lays blame for the entire fiasco on one guy, and Louise calls him dad. Louise instantly loses her BFF and is ostracized by the “it” girls at school. Just when it appears things couldn’t get worse, Louise’s mom announces she’s pregnant—and the baby’s father is Louise’s math teacher!

Wry and melodramatic, smart and spirited, Louise is a typical girl who just wants to fit in. This fun and upbeat novel will captivate readers as they enter Louise’s wildly topsy-turvy world.

About the Author
Robyn Harding’s novels include The Party, Her Pretty Face, and The Arrangement, and she has written and executive produced an independent film. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband and two children.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
14 to 18
Grade:
9,10,11,12
Awards
  • Short-listed, Next Generation Indie Book Award
Editorial Review

“... some very funny moments ...”

— School Library Journal, 04/09

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Canadian Children's  Book Centre
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Drama-Filled and Funny

Louise is an appealing protagonist, fragile and resilient, self centred and caring. Over the course of the story she learns about the nature of friendship, loyalty, achievement and maturity in an imperfect, but still enjoyable, world.

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My Parents Are Sex Maniacs: A High School Horror Story

Louise and her best friend Sienna aren’t exactly two of a kind. Sienna is one of the popular girls; Louise is more interested in art and theatre. They plan to open a fashion design business together as soon as they finish high school, move to New York and get noticed. That’s before Louise’s dad and Sienna’s mom are caught cheating – in Louise’s basement during a party.

Suddenly the normal angst of being the slightly frumpy, nerdy kid on the fringes of an in-group is complicated by – what else? – parents. While the romance between Louise’s dad and Sienna’s mom is short-lived, the effects are long-lasting. Suddenly Sienna no longer wants to be friends with Louise – and then Louise’s mom starts dating the algebra teacher! To complicate matters, Louise’s handsome co-worker at Orange Julius just wants to be friends, but Louise hopes for more.

Harding obviously remembers well what it’s like to be a teenager, and she writes with a firm grasp of the adolescent voice. Louise is an appealing protagonist, fragile and resilient, self-centred and caring. Over the course of the story she learns about the nature of friendship, loyalty, achievement and maturity in an imperfect, but still enjoyable, world.

Source: The Canadian Children's Bookcentre. Fall 2009. Vol.32 No.4.

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