Blue Plate Special
By: Michelle D. Kwasney
By: Zakeiria D. Davis
Michelle D. Kwasney
Madeline, Desiree, Ariel
In the book Michelle had three main characters that were girls, so I decided to find three girls that might fit the character traits.
Here is a little look at each girl's story. Madeline is a young girl that is a little over weight and she doesn't like that about herself.Her mom drinks all the time so Madeline has to be the grown up most of the time. Desiree story is written like a poem. Her mom has different boyfriends all the time;an old saying is she changes boyfriends like she change her underwear, and in this case its true. Ariel is one of those sweet girls that has a mother that works all the time while her dad is in jail. Ariel has a boyfriend that gives her the attention she needs, but through out the book he begins to change. What will these girls do? Will they meet each other?
I liked school, but was far too introverted to even come close to being popular. I preferred hanging around with one close friend to being part of a crowd, and always felt a bit out of step with the masses. In high school I started keeping a journal and writing poetry.
Kate rated it 5 of 5 stars
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading BLUE PLATE SPECIAL. After the first chapter, I had pretty much decided that I was reading a typical, if particularly well-written, teen problem novel. But this book is just so much more than that. Much more.
Kimberly Bower (gladeslibrarian) rated it 4 of 5 stars
You've heard the old adage "you can choose your friends but you can't choose your family," right? Well, that's the premise behind Michelle D. Kwasney's young adult novel, Blue Plate Special. The title comes from the name of a special low-cost meal that could be ordered from a small town diner as early as the 1920s. This no-substitutions meat and veggie combo plate is sort of like your family - you get what you get