Perfect Family

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Houghton Mifflin, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 196 pages
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Welcome Marie O'Neal is finally starting to enjoy her 15th year and can't wait to turn 16. She meets Nicholas Canton and, though her parents don't approve, the two start dating. Soon Welcome is head over heels in love and she can't believe it won't last forever. But the romance ends with the summer and when things fall apart, Welcome finds herself confused, heartbroken, trouble. There aren't many people Welcome can turn to for help or advice in her small Southern town in 1955, especially not in her "perfect" family. The decisions Welcome has to make will change her life forever.

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User Review  - ArielDean - LibraryThing

I really loved this book. It was hard to put down. I did not like that the main character's name is Welcome but that isn't important. Her "perfect" family is torn apart when she becomes pregnant at 15 ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

It's 1955 in the town of Lily, North Carolina. Unwed teen mothers are shuttled off to far away cities; girls are going crazy over James Dean; and "porch setting" is a viable pastime. The illusion of a ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Jerrie Oughton has written several novels for young adults. Her first, Music From a Place Called Half Moon. was awarded the Bank Street College Children's Book Award. She lives with her husband in Lexington, Kentucky.

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