Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Teen Tuesday: Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney Stevens
Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney Stevens. 340 p. HarperTeen/ HarperCollins Publishers, August, 2017. 9780062398512. (Review from finished copy courtesy of publisher (AASL17).
Our Teen Tuesday book is Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney Stevens and features a winning narrator with a circle of friends she calls the hexagon. Elizabeth McCaffrey prefers to be called Billie. She's a creative, free spirit who definitely does not fit the preacher kid mode in her small Kentucky town. Still, she loves her small town and her religion and, unlike her best friend, Janie Lee, who is counting the days until she can legally flee, Billie wants to stay. But she wants to be her true self and wishes her father and the townsfolk would understand and accept her. At turns hilarious and poignant, Dress Codes for Small Towns is an engaging story of identity.