Curtis Piperfield's Biggest Fan

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Cecily Caruthers ("C.C."), a ninth grader at a Catholic girls' school, has a mad crush on would-be rock star Curtis Piperfield, an eighth grader at the public school. Meanwhile, Gilbert "Cluck" McNally, C.C.'s best friend since childhood, has a crush on her! C.C. pours out her frustrations in sensual poetry, which gets unexpected reactions from Sister Jude, her teacher. Full of hilarious and insightful observations about Catholic school life, "Curtis Piperfield's Biggest Fan" presents a memorable protagonist and a humorous take on a common teenage situation.

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Lisa Fiedler, a graduate of Skidmore College, has won several prizes for her poetry and fiction. She lives with her family in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Grade 6-8-Infatuation has engulfed Cecily Carruthers, 14, otherwise known as C.C. She fantasizes about the passion and the glamour that will be hers if neighbor Curtis Piperfield, a cool, guitar-playing eighth grader and aspiring rock star, notices her. She does not lack admirers, having been loved for years by her great friend Cluck, a handsome, muscular fellow whose affection, unfortunately, she does not return. They talk frequently about their interest in the opposite sex, an interest seemingly heightened by the fact that they attend single-sex, suburban Catholic schools, while C.C.'s best friend, Natalie, attends public school with Curtis. Through Cluck, C.C. meets Patrick O'Connell, and after going for a romantic midnight walk with him, she decides to confess the resultant kissing to Father Mario Bertolli, who kindly assures her that feelings of temptation and confusion are normal-that the real task is self-control. She happily accepts Patrick's invitation to the spring formal, and the evening offers all of the glamour she has craved. In the end, she has matured and begins to understand the challenge of being both Catholic and a teenager. Despite a rather rapid transformation from shallow, self-absorbed fan to insightful young adult, C.C. is an appealing character who faces issues that will strike a chord with many a teen-romance reader.
Susan W. Hunter, Riverside Middle School, Springfield, VT
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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