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Children's Fiction Adolescence

Cross My Heart

Young Adult Fiction

by (author) Jocelyn Shipley

Three O'Clock Press, Sumach Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2004
Adolescence, Girls & Women, Multigenerational
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2004
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The youngest of three sisters, Jill Summerfield is coming of age in southwestern Ontario in the turbulent decade of the Sixties. Her oldest sister is way too perfect; her middle sister is eccentric and dreamy. As the world around her changes, Jill moves from square to cool, from Bobby Vinton to the Beatles, and from cowgirl suits to push-up bras. And as Jill matures, she struggles to understand her sisters, parents, friends and boys, as well as her own emerging sexuality. In these stories of friendship and betrayal, Cross My Heart offers readers a vivid portrayal of the timeless passions and stresses of growing up female.

About the author

Born in London, Ontario, Jocelyn always knew she would be a writer. She has attended The Humber School for Writers, and writes for both children and adults. Her award-winning stories have appeared in anthologies, newspapers and magazines. Her books for teens include Getting A Life, Cross My Heart and Seraphina's Circle. Getting a Life and Cross My Heart were Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" selections. Seraphina's Circle was nominated for the 2007/2008 BC Stellar Award, listed in Resource Links Best of 2006, and featured in the Anne of Green Gables Book Club.

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