Dare Truth or Promise by Paula Boock

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When Louie and Willa first meet, they don't know their lives will soon be changed forever. Self-assured Louie is gearing up for another successful year in high school, starring in a production of Twelfth Night and running the Comedy Club. Kicked out of her last school and still stinging from a past relationship, Willa wants only to get through her final year at school quietly so she can graduate and become a chef. More than anything, she wants to be left alone. But each girl unexpectedly finds that plans mean nothing when it comes to love. Louie discovers that everything she was sure of-acceptance, faith, and identity-are not what they had seemed. And Willa finds herself suddenly willing to take another chance.

 

About Paula Boock

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Award-winning author Paula Boock lives in Dunedin, New Zealand, where she works as a writer and publisher. She has written four books for young adults, including DARE TRUTH OR PROMISE, the winner of the New Zealand Children's Book of the Year Award. She has also published poetry and plays, and has written for television.
 
Published March 2, 2009 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 181 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Gay & Lesbian. Fiction

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The course of true love hits the rapids again in this steamy, brilliant, girl-meets-girl romance from New Zealander Boock.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Dare Truth or Promise

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New Zealand author Boock traces the developing lesbian romance between two high school seniors in an ultimately uplifting novel. The two are from different social strata: Louie quotes Shakespeare and

Oct 04 1999 | Read Full Review of Dare Truth or Promise

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