Honey Baby Sweetheart by Deb Caletti
Honey Baby Sweetheart by Deb Caletti was one of the most empowering love stories I’ve ever read. Ruby McQueen spent sixteen years being the Quiet Girl at school, but when she meets mysterious, rich, bad-boy Travis Becker, her persona changes- and not necessarily for the better. Ruby’s struggle to find her true identity apart from Travis’ influence is mirrored by her mother struggle to finally let go of the long-time love she kept for her ex-husband (Ruby’s father). Of course, the pair gets help along the way from the members of their kooky book club who collectively call themselves the Casserole Queens. This book was surprisingly funny, touching, and insightful (and worth your time, I promise!). I recommend it to anyone who has a free Saturday, and is looking for a book with a hopeful message. B+ (at least B) material- if you’re an action/adventure kind of person, it might get slow in the middle, but it’s still worth reading till the end.
Written by Elisa Class of 2009