BOY PROOF, by Cecil Castellucci
Interest Level: Upper Grades
Victoria is an incredibly gifted high school senior, living in Hollywood, California with her mother, a fading TV star. She is only sixteen years old, but is in the running to be Valedictorian of her exclusive prep school. She is a huge fan of science fiction and movies in general. In fact, she even goes by the name of “Egg,” after her favorite character in the movie, TERMINAL EARTH. She models everything about her personality after this character, who is a strong, independent woman who needs no one. Victoria considers herself “boy proof,” meaning she completely shuts herself off from the possibility of becoming vulnerable. That is, until Max Carter comes to her school. Max is also incredibly gifted, and gives her intellect a run for its money. I loved this book!