One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this novel won the "Guardian" Children's Fiction award. Maggie is shy and awkward, and feels she'll never get a boyfriend, and only Liz, good-looking and self-assured, ever tries to boost Maggie's confidence. Yet Liz has problems of her own.
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As senior year rolls around, two unlikely couples find themselves caught between desire and the fear of intimacy. Liz and Sean, misunderstood by their parents, confused but certain they are in love, have an affair that ends shatteringly. Maggie and Dennis, just as confused, take their first steps toward understanding the demands life makes on everyone. Faced with real-life dilemmas that have no easy answers, Maggie, Dennis, Liz, and Saen must make choices that will affect the rest of their lives.About the Author:
Paul Zindel (1936-2003) was born and raised on Staten Island in New York. After teaching high school science for several years, he decided to pursue a career as a playwright. His first play, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Shortly thereafter, he wrote his first novel for young adults, The Pigman, which has gone on to sell millions of copies. Mr. Zindel wrote more than fifty books over the course of his life, including the popular My Darling, My Hamburger; The Pigman’s Legacy, a sequel to The Pigman; and the autobiographical The Pigman and Me.
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Book Description Tracks, 1980. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6718000