Yearbook

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iUniverse, Aug 26, 2000 - Fiction - 268 pages
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Somewhere off the Southern State Parkway in Nassau County, NY is the thown of "Waterfield" and in it is Waterfield High School, attended by, among others: Ro-Anne Sommers, crowned Little Miss Eastern United States, now ponytailed and prettiest-girl-at-school-best-cheerleader, at fifteen making out in a Chevy backseat with...Corky Henderson, his father's little man since age three, now star quarterback, king of the jocks, with only those between-game nightmares threatening his future perfect, the subject of the special dreams of...Amy Silverstein, not-so-lovely to look at, smart, the flip side of Ro_Anne, a born late-blooer, partner in spirit of...Guy Fowler, brainy, pint-sized, the flip side of Corky...or so it would seem...

Five years later, at the class of '59's reunion, you can hardly tell the players by their names. What happened, how and why is the story of Yearbook. It is also the story of anyone who has ever been young, who remembers his or her senior prom with its "shining, mirrored ball, spinning, fragmenting rality." It is a story of growing up in America.

 

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Back in 1958, in a small town on Central Long Island, Yearbook's four main characters at Waterfield High are quintessential teenagers whom we all knew back then.

There's Guy Fowler, the rail thin, hopelessly short sophomore who eagerly seeks approval from Corky Henderson, the school's charismatic and wildly popular quarterback. Corky's girlfriend, Ro-Anne Sommers, is the popular head cheerleader whose shallowness is easily overlooked thanks to the magnet that is her youthful beauty. By sharp contrast, Amy Silverstein is a sadly unattractive ace student who makes up in brains what she lacks in appearance. These four fully-drawn characters form the story of Yearbook, a former Literary Guild Selection of the Month that perfectly captures just what it was like to grow up in suburban America in the late 1950's.

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