Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com
When you're both innocent and a perfectionist, the one thing that you would never want, at least if you're Jade Haddock, is change. Jade was used to being the one that her parents could depend on. She was used to being in the shadow while her best friend, Stephanie Simmons, was in the spotlight. And she was used to having a normal family.
But everything started to change. Her brother started having problems, both at school and at home. He started drinking and lying to their parents, causing Jade to be in the middle of the chaos. Jade's life changed when her best friend introduced her to the new guy, Rob. Sure, her best friend liked him, but Jade couldn't help feeling something toward him, too. Everything changed when problems started to rise up for Jade--and for once she did not know what to do or how to solve them.
Julie A. Gorges writes JUST CALL ME GOODY-TWO-SHOES to perfection. A fast-paced, well-developed quick read, this book will make us think about choices we have to make. Gorges creates a character where everyone feels her pain and wants to help her solve her problems. For her first novel, Gorges captivates the real teen angst that will move the reader. Don't let the size of the book fool you, because inside are some of the best words and sentences and paragraphs that you will ever read.