Readergirlz August Pick: Kendra by Coe Booth

august_kendra.jpgThis book is fantastic. I read it on my honeymoon and probably neglected Dave because I was so engrossed. It's the readergirlz pick for August, so we'll be discussing it with author Coe Booth all month long--check it out and join in the chatter.Here's a summary: Kendra's mom, Renee, had her when she was only 14 years old. Renee and her mom made a deal -- Renee could get an education, and Kendra would live with her grandmother. But now Renee's out of grad school and Kendra's in high school . . . and getting into some trouble herself with a hot guy at school who moves pretty fast. Kendra's grandmother lays down the law: It's time for Renee to take care of her daughter. Kendra wants this badly - even though Renee keeps disappointing her. Being a mother isn't easy, but being a daughter can be just as hard. Also, this book totally reminds me of my new favorite show: 16 and Pregnant (realistic, raw, sometimes hard to watch in a good way). Did you guys see the adoption episode? I cried through like the whole thing.