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A to Z Challenge and Giveaway: E is for Easy A

This month is all about discovering new blogs, meeting new friends, and spreading the word about the launch of my young adult novel, MY SOON-TO-BE SEX LIFE, (Bloomsbury Spark, June 2014) by participating in this mega, 26 posts blog challenge.

Since Charlie, the main character in my novel, is an aspiring screenwriter who has plotted her own devirginization campaign - one that doesn't go as scripted - I thought an appropriate theme for this month would be: an alphabetical romp through the good, the bad, the ugly, and the downright scary representations of virginity in film. Warning - be prepared for adult content / strong language if you follow my posts this month.

Join me over the next 26 days for some swoonworthy and/or cringeworthy cherry popper moments on the big screen. Check out the multitude of amazing A to Z bloggers via the challenge main page, HEREAnd don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY at the end of this post!

E is for Easy A (2010)

One of my favourite films from 2010, this movie is the closest in genre / tone to my novel, My Soon-To-Be Sex Life. If you liked Easy A, chances are you'll think MSTBSL is a laugh-riot. 

The premise: "A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing."

Best monologue: "Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in 80's movies? I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window. I wanna ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me. Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason. But no, no, John Hughes did not direct my life."


Overall thoughts: The odes to John Hughes endeared this film to me.  Plus, Emma Stone is brilliant as Olive - vulnerable, yet snarky and tough as she sets out to profit on everyone's obsession with giving up the V. There are many lessons to absorb: peer pressure, tolerance, social media, the popularity trap, lies, rumours, etc in this funny, yet mercenary tale.


  1. My daughter will absolutely love your book. She is a big time Easy A Fan, among other things. Just love what you're creating here. I was also thrilled to read about your use of my The Bold Writer prompts in your WIP. Made my entire day!

    Julie Jordan Scott
    A to Z Challenge Participant/2011,12,13,14.....
    The Bold Writer from A to Z

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