Contents Under Pressure by Lara M. Zeises

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A fresh, honest look at the difficult choices and unexpected joys in a girl’s life under pressure.

Lucy Doyle is about to explode. She’s sure her name might as well be Loser because she‘s never, ever been kissed. To make matters worse, nearly all of her friends have left her behind for boys. Even Lucy’s favorite brother doesn’t seem to have time for her anymore. He’s just moved home from college with a distant new attitude and a big-haired girlfriend Lucy can’t stand. Freshman year is definitely not off to a good start.

So when Lucy attracts the attention of Tobin Scacheri, the junior everyone wants to date, she can barely believe her luck. Tobin’s cute and funny, and he might like Lucy as much as she likes him. But Lucy’s brother has a secret that will turn her already mixed-up world completely upside down. Now, Lucy must figure out how far she’s willing to take her relationship with Tobin—and how to deal with a brother who’s not as perfect as she thought.

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About Lara M. Zeises

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Lara M. Zeises has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. This is her first novel.
Published December 18, 2007 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 258 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Fourteen-year-old Lucy comes to terms with change in a conventional but likable coming-of-ager.

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While Hannah and Jack's mystery is obvious (she's pregnant), and some of the dialogue seems unlikely, readers will appreciate the frank and open sex talk ("If you feel like you're ready, I hope you feel like you can talk to me," Lucy's mom tells her).

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