Darcy Walker! You’re my hero!!! Finally a female protagonist who actually eats…and not just an apple slice and a few lettuce leaves. While every other female protagonist out there is a skinny health food fanatic, Darcy Walker is gobbling down corn dogs and chocolate milk like there is no tomorrow. Sigh. A girl after my own heart.
Okay, okay. I get it. No one cares about her eating habits – on to the actual book review….
Grade A Stupid is a witty murder-mystery that fifteen year-old Darcy Walker climbs into and refuses to back away from. Obsessed with saving her friend from a life behind bars, Darcy is so busy impersonating public defenders, chasing down gang members, and gnawing on Jesus cookies to notice two different guys fighting over her.
The only negative thing I have to say about this book is that when the author is describing her characters it sounds like she’s reading their physical descriptions off of a Most Wanted poster – A very, very minor flaw. This book is well written, funny, captivating and anything but Grade A Stupid.