My Review: Here's what I have to say: Wiseman is the author of the nonfiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes...and it shows. Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials is actually a pretty good chick-lit book. It's light and easy to read, it's funny, it's not totally mind-numbing, and the main character actually has a brain and a moral compass. And, contrary to the cover and the name of the book, it's not actually ALL about boys and romance, etc, etc. So, on the whole, as a fluffy chick-lit book? Yeah, it's good. But then Wiseman will slip some random sentence in here or there---narrating from Charlie's perspective---that makes no sense. A 15-year-old girl wouldn't be thinking in the terms of a sociologist who is an expert of the social relations between girls...and that's what Charlie did pretty frequently, she would say some sort of sentence that did NOT seem normal for a teenager to say. But that's my only tiny complaint. Otherwise, this was a solid and harmless book.
Cover: I don't think much of it. It's nothing.
Overall Grade: B+