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Jenny is fourteen when she moves from her mom's house in Florida to her dad's in New York. It's hard starting over -- new family, new school, new friends.
Then Jenny meets Pete McCaffrey, the mysterious boy next door. Stay away from him, everyone warns her, he's trouble. He's already got a girlfriend. And he deals drugs.
But Jenny needs someone to lean on, so she ignores their advice. Pretty soon, Pete's hooked on Jenny. And Jenny is hooked on drugs.
She knows she's in over her head. The question is, can she get out?
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Grade 7-9 Told by 14-year-old Jenny, this story relates a young girl's turbulent adolescence and her increasing use of and subsequent dependence on drugs. Shuttled between her divorced parents and their new families, Jenny experiences anger, rejection and insecurity. She becomes involved with a neighbor, Matt; they see adults around them who are dependent on alcohol and drugs. This, combined with personal pressures and the activities of their peers, allows them to rationalize their own drug use. Finally, faced with the tragic consequences of their actions, the pair are forced to change. The story, which reads like a TV movie, is direct and simply written, characteristic of much popular adolescent fiction. Unfortunately, the adults are simple and one dimensional. In spite of its superficial aspects, the straightforward style and the subject matter will make this a frequently requested title. Christine Gordon-Warren, North Lake School, Wis.
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Book Description Fawcett, 1986. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110449702014
Book Description Fawcett, 1986. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0449702014