cover image Boys Wanted

Boys Wanted

Sharon Dennis Wyeth. Yearling Books, $2.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-440-40224-4

Palmer, Shanonstet , Amy and Lisa, new to the Alma Stephens School for Girls, run an ad in the newspaper published by Ardsley Academy, an all-boys school. They soon hook up with ``The Unknowns,'' four roommates at Ardsley, and their adventures begin. As with most of today's series, the four heroines are a predictable blend of ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles, of personalities and looks. But Wyeth writes with considerable humor, which adds depth and interest to the story. The four girls, and the reader, can see the funny side of potentially embarrassing situations. This first book in the Pen Pals series is a pleasant--and welcome--surprise. Ages 10-14. (Sept.)