Manny

Manny

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Despite the fact that most nannies are girls, Justin Blakewell sees the job as a great opportunity to work in a fun location and meet many lovely girls, but a series of mishaps and a relationship with a strong-willed girl quickly teaches him that life isn't always one big game.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Microfilm | 181 pages
  • 147.3 x 210.8 x 20.3mm | 294.84g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0525474137
  • 9780525474135

Review Text

What's a great way for a high school boy to meet girls and make good money over the summer? Become a nanny, or, as Jeremy puts it, a "Manny." Shrugging off the derisive laughter of his friends, Jeremy nabs a job taking care of four-year old Aspen. He finds himself making $150 per week, a fortune, and living in luxury at an exclusive beach resort. Jeremy does meet girls and even finds an exotic, beautiful, rich girlfriend, but becomes real friends with Liz, a plain, poor girl. When some impulsive choices shatter both relationships, Jeremy must decide what's most important to him. Veteran author Thomson's flowing writing style keeps her reader interested throughout, as she finds humor with well-developed characters placed in realistic situations. The story remains insightful and very funny, making for a real winner of a comedy-drama. First class. (Fiction. 13-15) (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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66 ratings
3.33 out of 5 stars
5 15% (10)
4 27% (18)
3 36% (24)
2 18% (12)
1 3% (2)
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