Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt
Uses for Boys is the story of a young lady just trying to achieve that storybook life her mom has always chased. After step family after step family and a mother who seemed to forget she existed Anna finds that she can look for her story in boys. Going from one boy to another convincing herself that each boy is her story, she finds nothing but more and more loneliness. She never seems to fit in with anyone around her. All she wants to do is find herself and figure out her story.
This book is uniquely written in pose. It is a quick and uplifting read. Anna's character can embody so many teenage girls. She is always telling her story to herself in her head. She is always comparing herself and relationships to her best friend's romantic life with her boyfriends. She wants that happily ever after, but just cannot ever seem to get it right.
This is a story of a young girl making mistakes while trying to find her own place in life after a childhood of loneliness. It is heartwarming and devastating all at the same time.