I read cover to cover I WAS A NON-BLONDE CHEERLEADER as well. The flight attendant thought the cover and title were intriguing, mistaking this for an adult novel I am certain. I did nothing to correct this and gave her the ordering info. The book was a quick read that absorbed me totally. It is a fish-out-of-water story, a coming of age tale, combined with a healthy dose of romance, sibling annoyance, and don't try to pigeon hole me. Sounds interesting, I hope. I enjoyed the story immensely and will nominate it for Quick Picks later this week.
BORIS by Cynthia Rylant is my latest favorite. It is a novel in verse about a new cat in the house named Boris. It is slim and powerful and full of terrific language. In short, an English teacher's dream (and I am never too far away from my roots as a former middle school English teacher).