Cici Reno: #MiddleSchoolMatchmaker by Kristina Springer -- A modern take on Cyrano de Bergerac. Cici's best friend has a crush on a guy, but is too shy to actually talk to him. Cici comes up with a plan: she will pretend to be her friend and chat with the guy online. Complications ensue as Cici realizes that she also likes the guy.
Cyrano is my favorite
play, so I gravitate toward retellings and riffs on the theme. This one
is cute and fluffy -- fun for the target audience, but not something I'd
recommend across the board.
(Reviewed from an advance copy, courtesy of the publisher.)