Then some sort of (varying degrees of contrived/ improbable) stuff* happens. Opposites are tossed together. Arch rivals* are forced to cooperate. Hardships & madcappery reveal the nuances & quirks in each player. Stereotypes are crushed. Prejudice tossed aside. Unlikely pairings form, break apart, reform, etc. Sometimes, in the end, even the adults are more/less cool/dorky than everyone thought.
Here's a new Breakfast Club Phenomenon book that I really enjoyed.
The Improbably Theory of Ana & Zac
Just because there is a formula, that does not mean this book are formulaic! Not at all. Where everyone starts, where they end up, & all the hi-jinx in between make for a fabulous read. The plot, the setting, the epiphanies, & the individual growth - those are the core of a YA novel & a mirror of real life.
Along the way, our hearts are captured by these crazy kids because it's so very familiar. Growing up (& continuing to grow) is so much about finding out we are more than our talents & background. We push against & break out of the molds & shockingly, the people around us break free too - even free of the boxes that we put them in.
|de chicks can't handle de smoke. dat's what it is.|
Click on the original gang for other BCP books I like (when I get that list made)
* You know - stuff. (Do my impressive literary terms intimidate you? Make me less approachable?)
* What is the plural of nemesis? Apparently, it's "arch rivals". (My vocabulary is second only to my spelling)