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Kicks

Fitch, Janet

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ISBN 10: 0395696240 / ISBN 13: 9780395696248
Published by Clarion Books, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed. First Edition. First editiion. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine copy in fine dust jacket in a mylar protector. Though not marked, from the collection of Mel Waggoner, host of the public radio program "Profiles" which interviewed authors. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000087478

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Title: Kicks

Publisher: Clarion Books

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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It was supposed to be their perfect summer-beach, boys, the Boulevard. Friends since childhood, Laurie Greenspan and Carla Moore, fifteen years old, couldn't be more different. Wealthy, reckless Carla is always looking for the next thrill: everything she does has to be wilder, faster, more on the edge. Studious, more conventional Laurie vows that this summer, she'll finally be able to keep up-to be as daring and cool as Carla. It's not until Laurie rescues her best friend from a bikers' party, and an overdose, that she understands how Carla has always used her to make herself feel better. There is no happy ending for Carla, but for Laurie there is a better understanding with her family, and a promise of a real relationship with a boy.

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LAURIE THINKS CARLA IS THE LUCKIEST KID IN LOS ANGELES
After all, Carla has parents who let her do anything she wants. Laurie's mother keeps her on a short leash, demanding that she keep the house clean, cook for her sick father, and stay out of trouble. Still, at Carla's instigation, they manage to keep things on the street exciting. Sometimes it's shoplifting, sometimes it's hitching a ride, sometimes it's smoking and flirting on the beach with older guys. If Laurie could only be as brave and daring as Carla, she knows her life would be a lot more interesting.
But Laurie also knows that Carla sometimes takes crazy chances. And one night when Carla is in trouble only Laurie can help her--only Laurie and one other person, someone who loves Laurie more than she realizes, someone who would do anything to be with her. . . .
"Capture[s] the dark underside of growing up . . . Teens will empathize with Laurie's desire to be free from familial rules and responsibilities, and the realism of some scenes will horrify yet fascinate them."
--School Library Journal

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