Thursday, April 21, 2011

Review of Flirt Club by Cathleen Daly

flirtIf you love Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, this is the book for you.  Flirt Club consists mostly of letters back and forth between Isabelle and Annie (also known as Cisco and the Bean), with a few journal entries thrown in for good measure.  Cisco and the Bean share the hilarious disability of being unable to flirt with boys. As Bean (Agent #66) writes to Cisco (Agent #88) “SO, I think our next undercover, secret-agent-girl operation should be learning how to FLIRT!  What do you think, No. 88? …let’s see if we can adopt identities that don’t clam up, blush, stutter, sputter, and basically run away and die around boys…Write me back if you can, my little pork chop.”  The writing is very funny, and of course, the voices of the two girls are much too clever to be the voices of two actual girls, but that’s ok because it’s so darn funny.  At the end of the first meeting, here’s what the girls wrote:

“In Conclusion/Things we have learned at Flirt Club:

1.Smiling,questions/showing interest are a good start. (The worst thing that can happen is that someone feels cared about.)

2. Hair flipping is not a good approach for either of us.

3. I am considering throwing things (that don’t hurt) at an ADT (Actual Designated Target).

Review by Stacy Church