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Young Adult Fiction Dating & Sex

Hello Groin

by (author) Beth Goobie

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Sep 2006
Category
Dating & Sex, General, LGBT
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554696321
    Publish Date
    Sep 2006
    List Price
    $14.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 12 to 18

Description

When Dylan Kowolski agrees to create a display for her high school library, she has no idea of the trouble it's going to cause -- for the school principal, her family, her boyfriend Cam and his jock friends, and her best friend Jocelyn. And for Dylan herself. If only her English class had been studying a normal, run-of-the-mill, mundane book like Lord of the Flies instead of Foxfire things wouldn't have gotten so twisted. Then the world wouldn't have gone into such a massive funk. And then Dylan wouldn't have had to face her deepest fear and the way she was letting it run her life. Hello, Groin presents a compelling, realistic and refreshing look at teen sexuality and one girl's struggle to make the difficult choices that face her.

About the author

In high school Beth Goobie studied and taught piano, wrote stories, and was the recipient of academic and citizenship awards. She worked for a year as a nanny in Holland, then moved to Winnipeg where she studied English literature at the University of Winnipeg (receiving the gold medal) and religious studies at the Mennonite Brethren Bible College. She has worked for many years with physically and sexually abused children and is concerned with issues surrounding the anger and powerlessness of those under legal age. Addressing these issues in her writing, she has published several novels for young adults, including Born Ugly, Mission Impossible, The Lottery and Before Wings, as well as poems and short stories for an adult audience in anthologies and magazines such as Fiddlehead, Malahat Review and Quarry. She lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Beth Goobie's profile page

Excerpt: Hello Groin (by (author) Beth Goobie)

"Anyway, why does that part of your body have to be treated like a wild animal that should be caged and controlled? Why can't it be about decency and honor, and what's true and good? And wise," I added defiantly, crossing my arms over my chest.

Editorial Reviews

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."

Quill & Quire

"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."

School Library Journal

"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."

Resource Links

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