We have a multitude of obstacles to overcome here.
When LaVaughn was little, the obstacles in her life didn't seem so bad. If she had a fight with Myrtle or Annie, it would never last long. If she was mad at her mother, they made up by bedtime. School was simple. Boys were buddies. Everything made sense.
But LaVaughn is fifteen and the obstacles aren't going away anymore. Big questions separate her from her friends. Her mother is distracted by a new man. School could slip away from her so easily. And the boy who's a miracle in her life acts just as if he's in love with her. Only he's not in love with her.
Returning to the characters and language she explored so profoundly in Make Lemonade, Virginia Euwer Wolff rises to the occasion in this astonishing second of three novels about LaVaughn, her family, and her community.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing
I read the first book in this trilogy as a library school student in a young adult literature class. At first I couldn't place where I recognized the characters from but as I continued to read I ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - joeydag - LibraryThing
The year before turning sweet sixteen written from her point of view - an interesting look at a young Afro-American woman's mind in a pivotal year. I had not known of the other book in this trilogy, but I had read a good review and the book lived up to it. Read full review