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Young Adult Fiction Runaways

Don't Think Twice

by (author) Alison Lohans

Publisher
Your Nickel's Worth Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2009
Category
Runaways, 20th Century, Literary
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781894431675
    Publish Date
    Nov 2011
    List Price
    $9.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781894431354
    Publish Date
    Sep 2009
    List Price
    $14.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12

Description

1967
Shy 17-year-old Jan Carlson lives in Sierra Vista, California, a conservative farming town. The Vietnam War rages. Friends' brothers get drafted and the daily pledge of alliegiance becomes a test of conscience.

1997
Thirty years later she's living in Canada. Worried sick about her runaway daughter, Jan writes a long letter in a desperate attempt to reach out to her. She describes falling in love with brothers Tim and Rob, a tumultuous time when irrevocable choices are made.

About the author

Alison Lohans is an award-winning, internationally published author of many books for young people, most recently "River Rat" and "This Land We Call Home," which won the 2008 Saskatchewan Book Award for Young Adult Literature. She has also worked as a writing instructor and a music teacher, and served as Writer in Residence in addition to doing hundreds of author talks across Canada. Born and raised in central California, Alison immigrated to Canada during the Vietnam War years. She has two grown sons and gets great enjoyment from her passion for music, playing cornet, recorder and cello in several amateur groups in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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