Sophie has a distant father and a mother who seems more interested in her soap operas. Aside from that, she's pretty much a normal teenage girl. After dating dark, gorgeous Dylan and chatting with dangerous Chaz, she realizes that she needs to stop trying to hide her crush on the school nerd, Murphy. In this book, Sophie distinguishes the differences between love and lust, and becomes comfortable with being herself. Sonya Sones writes What My Mother Doesn't Know with a very kind yet exciting plot, that makes you smile and blush every once in a while. I recommend this book to all young adults and teenagers because it is very easy for someone to relate to Sophie. Sophie doesn't know what she wants and is very confused, and that makes it easy to put yourself in her shoes. It's an easy going book that is highly recommended.
- Reviewed by Ina, grade 9.