"Pretty girls are like cars that need a lot of oil."
Alex Graven, 9, has had How to Talk to Girls
, the runaway hit of the Soaring Hawk Elementary School book fair, picked up by HarperCollins. How do you spot these oil-guzzling cars? ""It is easy to spot pretty girls," Alex writes, "because they have big earrings, fancy dresses and all the jewelry." [more inside]