|Author: Laurie Faria Stolarz|
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|During one summer day, the lives of ten teenagers intersect in the most surprising and unexpected ways, from a girl who finally meets the convicted felon she has been corresponding with to a drifter who is searching for a place to call home. Reprint. *Author: Stolarz, Laurie Faria *Publication Date: 2008/04/22 *Number of Pages: 225 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25|
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During one summer day, the lives of ten teenagers intersect in the most surprising and unexpected ways, from a girl who finally meets the convicted felon she has been corresponding with to a drifter who is searching for a place to call home. Reprint.A collection of interconnected short stories chronicling one day in the life of ten teenagers.Over the course of a single summer day, ten teenagers in Salem, Massachusetts, will discover important truths about themselves and each other. ||There is Nicole, whose decision to betray her best friend will shock everyone, most of all herself; Kelly, who meets the convicted felon she has been writing to for years; Maria, whose definition of a true friend is someone who will cut her. Then there is Sadie, a chubby eleven-year-old whose mother forces her to wear a ?please don't feed me? sign stapled to her shirt; while Joy, a fifteen-year-old waitress hoping for true intimacy narrowly escapes a very dark fate. Derik discovers that his usual good looks and charm won't help him hold onto the girl he wants, while nineteen-year-old drifter, Mearl, is desperately looking for a place to call home. Sean is torn between his loyalty to his girlfriend and the possibility of finding something more with her friend, while Ginger's single-minded pursuit to bring down her nemesis only proves that they may be more alike than she thought.||Seamlessly woven together, this incredibly powerful and compelling collection of stories chronicles the very real trials of today's teen experience.|