Dana's world is happily complete, with a steady boyfriend, good grades, and a horse for weekend riding, when a handsome transfer student arrives from France, steals her heart and then tragically meets his end
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
The author of Leave It to Christy returns with a new book that begins as many formula romances do: a girl, Dana, solidly happy in her love for her steady boyfriend Paul, is rattled by the arrival of a new boy, Jared. Jared and Dana hit it off right away; they have a special rapport and share a love of horses. But Paul--and Dana's best friend Lynn, who has a crush on Jared--is hurt by their growing attachment. A turn of the page takes away all the emotional complications in that line of plotting, for Jared is conveniently killed off in an auto accident. Dana has to sort out her feelings alone, which she demonstrates by choosing the less-conventional behavior (like riding her horse after dark) that Jared touted. Drily presented, the story's most involving aspect is Dana's confident way of handling herself, e.g., not letting Paul's jealousy influence her actions. But even that falls away by the end, when it seems as if Dana goes where the wind blows. Neither relationships nor the grieving process are genuinely probed here; this never rises above its formulaic beginnings. Ages 13-up.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G0399215611I5N10
Book Description Putnam Juvenile, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Withdrawn library item in good condition. Shows moderate wear. Bookseller Inventory # BK0103635
Book Description Putnam Juvenile. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0399215611. Bookseller Inventory # FV-0310769
Book Description Putnam Juvenile, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0399215611