True Believer

True Believer

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We have a multitude of obstacles to overcome here. We'll begin. 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 more

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  • 12-17
  • CD-Audio
  • 126 x 152 x 28mm | 158.76g
  • Listening Library
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0739382276
  • 9780739382271
  • 2,111,439

About Virginia Euwer Wolff

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. "From the Audiobook Download edition."show more

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Read by Heather Alicia Simms Approx. 3 hrs. 45 mins. 3 cassettes What's new in LaVaughn's life is Jody--a boy she knew as a child who's come back to the housing project where she lives. Jody is like a miracle: He smells like chlorine, he calls her "little buddy," he goes with her to the dance. It's just as if he's in love with her. Except not quite. As LaVaughn puzzles over Jody, as her best friends struggle with belief and acceptance, and as Jody wrestles with questions about his own identity, Virginia Euwer Wolff rises to the occasion with this astonishing and powerfully moving novel, the second in the "Make Lemonade trilogy. Heather Alicia Simms received an MFA from Columbia University in acting. She has made appearances in various television series, such as "Third Watch, Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order and" As the World Turns. She also narrated "When Kambia Elaine Flew in from Neptune and "Shayla's Double Brown Baby Blues available from Listening more

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