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ISBN#9780763639495
BIB ID#1369998
Call# FIC Knowles

Jumping off swings

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Publisher
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009.
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Description
230 p. ; 21 cm.
Summary
Tells, from four points of view, the ramifications of a pregnancy resulting from a "one-time thing" between Ellie, who feels loved when boys touch her, and Josh, an eager virgin with a troubled home life.

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Summary/Annotation ->  One pregnancy. Four friends. It all adds up to a profound time of change in this poignant, sensitively written YA novel. Ellie remembers how the boys kissed her. Touched her. How they begged for more. And when she gave it to them, she felt loved. For a while anyway. So when Josh, an eager virgin with a troubled home life, leads her from a party to the backseat of his van, Ellie follows. But their "one-time thing" is far from perfect: Ellie gets pregnant. Josh reacts with shame and heartbreak, while their confidantes, Caleb and Corinne, deal with their own complex swirl of emotions. No matter what Ellie chooses, all four teenagers will be forced to grow up a little faster as a result. Told alternately from each character's point of view, this deeply insightful novel explores the aftershocks of the biggest decision of one fragile girl's life -- and the realities of leaving innocence behind.

Availability

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Hollis - Young AdultFIC KnowlesAdult Trade Paperback0228563071148Due 7-30-2014
Elmhurst - Young AdultFIC KnowlesAdult Trade Paperback0228563040606Available
Fresh Meadows - Young AdultFIC KnowlesAdult Paperback0228555233698Available
Bayside - Young AdultFIC KnowlesAdult Hard Cover0228532175566Due 8-6-2014
Bayside - Young AdultFIC KnowlesAdult Hard Cover0228532175582Available

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