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About The Book

We have a multitude of obstacles to overcome here.
We'll begin.

When LaVaughn was little, the obstacles in her life didn't seem so bad. If she had a fight with Myrtle or Annie, it would never last long. If she was mad at her mother, they made up by bedtime. School was simple. Boys were buddies. Everything made sense.
But LaVaughn is fifteen and the obstacles aren't going away anymore. Big questions separate her from her friends. Her mother is distracted by a new man. School could slip away from her so easily. And the boy who's a miracle in her life acts just as if he's in love with her. Only he's not in love with her.
Returning to the characters and language she explored so profoundly in Make Lemonade, Virginia Euwer Wolff rises to the occasion in this astonishing second of three novels about LaVaughn, her family, and her community.

About The Author

Virginia Euwer Wolff is also the author of Probably Still Nick Swansen, The Mozart Season, and Bat 6. She is now at work on the third and final book about LaVaughn. Ms. Wolff lives in Oregon City, Oregon.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 1, 2001)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689828270
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99

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Awards and Honors

  • National Book Award Winner
  • ALA Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book
  • School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • California Young Reader Medal Nominee
  • Horn Book Fanfare
  • Bulletin Blue Ribbon
  • Booklist Editors' Choice
  • Children's Literature Choice List
  • ABA Pick of the Lists
  • Publishers Weekly Best Books
  • Jane Addams Children's Book Award Honor Book
  • ALA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults

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