This Full House

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HarperCollins, Jan 27, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 496 pages
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Each discovery disturbs the arrangements of the known world, and it is our job to stay alert to all possibilities.

LaVaughn believes she is keeping alert to all possibilities. She has made it through the projects, she's gotten over heartbreak, she's grown up, and now she's been admitted to the Women in Science program that might finally be her ticket to COLLEGE. But the discoveries she makes during her senior year in high school--two girls pregnant, with very few options--disturb everything in her known world. And in an effort to bring together people who should love each other, she jeopardizes the one prize she has sought her whole life long.

When do you know whether you're doing the right thing? What happens when you can't find a way to make lemonade out of lemons? Virginia Euwer Wolff takes on the biggest questions--about life and love, certainly, but also about girls and women, sacrifice and compassion--and has something quite rev-elatory to say about them in this full house.

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

I'm emotionally invested in LaVaughn & Jolly. I wanted to love this book, but I only like it. It's achingly contrived in parts, although it retains the emotional immediacy of the earlier books. I just ... Read full review

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User Review  - abbylibrarian - LibraryThing

LaVaughn has had one goal on her mind for years now: escape her poor inner-city neighborhood and go to college. Now she's a senior in high school and she's in a Women in Medical Science group... she's ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
27
Section 2
33
Section 3
57
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About the author (2009)

Virginia Euwer Wolff is the distinguished author of six books for young readers. Her books have won the National Book Award, the Michael L. Printz Honor, the Golden Kite Award, the International Reading Association Children's Book Award, the Jane Addams Book Award, the PEN-West Book Award, and the Oregon Book Award, among many other honors. Critics have called make lemonade and true believer, the previous two books in this trilogy, "triumphant" (School Library Journal), "transcendent" (ALA Booklist), and "groundbreaking" (Publishers Weekly). Virginia Euwer Wolff lives and works in Oregon City, Oregon.