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Keeping Christina

Bridgers, Sue Ellen

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ISBN 10: 073510042X / ISBN 13: 9780735100428
Published by Replica Books, 1998
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Title: Keeping Christina

Publisher: Replica Books

Publication Date: 1998

Book Condition:Good

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When she befriends Christina, the new girl in school, Annie does not suspect that there is more to her than meets the eye and that Christina will have a huge impact on Annie's family and her oldest friends

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Grade 7-10-- When Annie Gerhardt is inexplicably moved to help a new girl by inviting her home after school play rehearsals, events start to spiral out of control. She is at first drawn to Christina, who is not affluent and seems somehow different from the other kids at Whitney High, but the friendship begins to turn unexpected corners. Christina insinuates herself into Annie's family, relationships with best friend Jill and long-time boyfriend Peter, and subtly influences the course of school events, throwing Annie's predictable, stable world into disequilibrium. Christina's family history and personal life are hard to pin down. Talented and attractive, vulnerable yet dangerous, the girl remains an enigma throughout, which may be disconcerting to some readers. Is she trying to seduce Greg, Annie's older brother? Has she involved younger sister Martha in shoplifting? She becomes a catalyst for unwanted changes that Annie cannot seem to control and is not comfortable with. Rehearsals for the school production of "Taming of the Shrew," an English class debate over the authorship of Shakespeare's plays, and flying Peter's hawk on the weekends provide additional context. A near tragedy finally throws things back into focus for Annie. This story is in part an examination of the nature of friendship and loyalty, as well as the responsibility and danger inherent in choosing relationships. It is also a complex portrait of a disaffected, unstable teenager unable to deal with reality, and trying desperately to create her own. --Corinne Camarata, Port Washington Public Library, NY
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