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Publisher: Delacore Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, 2004
Material: hard cover
Summary: This book describes how the main character, a fifteen-year-old girl deals with pressures that include jealousy, betrayal, and being embarrassed by family and friends. This is the first of a trilogy about life as a teenager. This is a high interest / low readability option.
Type of Reading: independent reading
Recommended Age: read together: 12 and up; read yourself: 10 and up
Young Reader Reaction: This book is good for younger teenagers to read. Many people go through the changes and heartbreaks experienced by the main character in this book. It has many real-life experiences within it and keeps you wanting to read more and more.
Adult Reader Reaction: none offered
Pros: Teenagers can relate to the story and events that befall the protagonist.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. You can't live a person's life more than once and not get bored.