Suzy Green has always been a party girl with wild friends, bad grades, and goth clothes. The story begins with her fighting another girl for the dregs of a bottle of vodka, most of which she has already vomited all over herself. When Suzy’s dad gets transferred to a new city, she grabs chance to create a new identity, vowing to get better grades and stop partying. At her new school, she decides to join the clean-cut popular crowd. Only one problem: at this school, everyone in the in-crowd belongs to a virginity club. Suzy really wants to be accepted… but she doesn’t qualify. She decides to tell one little lie, figuring no one will ever know the truth. Then her ex shows up in town and Suzy has to find a way to keep her new life from falling apart.
The Second Virginity of Suzy Green is an interesting book. It’s set in Australia, so some of the slang and phrasing may be difficult, but it’s worth it. The relationships between Suzy and her mom and Suzy and her best friend from home are great, and there is depth to the reasons that Suzy has been such a wild child and why she is turning a new leaf. Give it a try, especially if you like books about people finding themselves.