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Imaginary Enemy (Paperback)

Author:  Julie Gonzalez
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0440240700
ISBN-13: 9780440240709
Sku: 210542775
Publish Date: 7/14/2009
Pages:  241
Age Range:  16 to UP
 
Although her impetuous behavior, smart-mouthed comments, and slacker ways have landed her in trouble over the years, sixteen-year-old Jane has always put the blame on her "imaginary enemy," until a new development forces her to decide whether or not to assume responsibility for her actions.
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“Entrancing.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred

Jane White goes by the pen name Gabriel when she writes letters to Bubba, her imaginary enemy. She’s been writing to Bubba (short for Beelzebub) since second grade, blaming him every time something in her life goes wrong. It’s never her fault! She doesn’t want to admit that her impetuous behavior and smart-mouthed comments often land her in trouble. And now that she’s a teenager, Jane’s slacker ways exude an I-don’tcare attitude. But Jane does care. She cares about fitting in at school; she cares that Sharp deMichael and his brothers next door think of her as normal and start excluding her from their offbeat plans; and she definitely cares the day she receives a letter from Bubba. How can an imaginary enemy write back?

★ “Readers will get a kick out of Jane’ fumblings and successes, both imaginary and real.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred

“The rich details and large cast of characters simultaneously give Jane’s perspective on events and allow glimpses between the lines. Gonzalez shows how a myriad of plot lines click together in a satisfying and deceptively lowkey resolution.”—Kirkus Reviews

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"Though Jane is clearly the center of (her own) attention here, this is a richly textured family and friends narrative where everyone's participation makes a difference, and Jane's character development reflects her embeddedness in a community that accepts and values her less admirable traits and is willing to wait for her to outgrow them." 4/1/2008

"Readers will get a genuine kick out of Jane's fumblings and successes, both imaginary and real." 3/24/2008

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeMinimum Age:   12
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0241
Product attributePublisher:   Laurel Leaf Library
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