Addicted to Her by Janet Nichols Lynch

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Monique is as beautiful and unobtainable as an Aztec goddess. Or is she? When Rafa sees Monique burst out of her boyfriend's truck during an explosive fight, he offers to drive her home. However, it is Rafa who is in for the ride of his life. Soon he is basking in Monique's attentions, but at a cost. To keep her Rafa must quit the wrestling team, blow off family responsibilities, join her in her risky behavior, and worst of all lie. How can Rafa let everyone, including himself, down? But how can he say no to the mesmerizing Monique?

In this absorbing youg adult novel set in California's San Joaquin Valley, a Mexican American teenager must choose between what he desperately wants and what he knows is best.

About Janet Nichols Lynch

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Janet was born in Sacramento, California to William Nichols, a refrigeration engineer, and Lena Graifenberg Nichols, a homemaker. She attended Loretto High School in Sacramento, and graduated in 1970. She attended California State University, Sacramento and graduated with a degree in music and a minor in drama in 1974. She went on to graduate school at Arizona State University where she obtained a masters degree in piano performance in 1976. Janet later obtained a masters of fine arts degree at California State University, Fresno in 2002. She currently resides in Visalia, California with her husband Timothy, a professor of music at College of the Sequoias, her daughter Caitlin, and her son Sean. She teaches English at El Diamante High School and College of the Sequoias.
Published April 1, 2010 by Holiday House. 220 pages
Genres: Young Adult. Fiction

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Superior writing propels this engrossing story forward as high-school junior Rafa just can’t tear himself way from his no-good, gorgeous girlfriend.

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Set in the San Joaquin Valley, Lynch's (Messed Up) gripping story is told from the candid and heartfelt perspective of Rafael "Rafa" Montoya, who is responsible, hardworking, and hopelessly in love with fellow high school junior Monique.

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