Kissing Tennessee: And Other Stories from the Stardust Dance
Mason and Carrie Marie can't get up the courage to ask each other to dance. Russ's girlfriend has died, and now he's just trying to live without her. Peggy Lee has grown up with Tennessee--how can she ever think of him as more than a friend?
In these moving tales and others, Kathi Appelt captures the sometimes amusing, sometimes touching missteps of some unforgettable students, who come together one last time for the most memorable night of their young lives.
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Review: Kissing Tennessee: and Other Stories from the Stardust DanceUser Review - Alissa Bach - Goodreads
UPDATE 4/2/14: Just finished. This one wasn't nearly as awesome as the author's later novels (I think, at the time of writing, she still had yet to find her groove as a writer), which is not to say it ... Read full review
Review: Kissing Tennessee: and Other Stories from the Stardust DanceUser Review - Emily Huffman - Goodreads
I was completely charmed by this book. I picked it up to prepare for my upcoming stint at VCFA, where Appelt is a faculty member in the Writing for Children and Young Adults MFA program. It was close ... Read full review