First French Kiss by Adam Bagdasarian
and Other Traumas

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Growing up male - funny, touching, and as unexpected as life itself!

This collection of finely crafted stories from the acclaimed author of Forgotten Fire zeros in on the moments of comic confusion and tender transformation that make up one boy's wild ride through childhood and adolescence. Whether it's struggling up a godforsaken mountain with other miserable campers, tossing aside all scruples to scramble to the top of the school social heap, searching for the true path to romantic love, or trying to meet the expectations of a father whose high standards seem impossible to live up to - these funny and affecting tales of triumph, humiliation, love, loss, competitive kissing, and laxatives will touch readers and have them laughing out loud as Will, a boy with an overactive imagination, grapples with "what it takes to be a man" and "what kind of man will I become?"

First Serial Seventeen Magazine
 

About Adam Bagdasarian

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Adam Bagdasarian's first novel, "Forgotten Fire," was a National Book Award Finalist and an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. He lives in New York City.
 
Published September 30, 2002 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 144 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books. Fiction

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An autobiographical short-story collection from Bagdasarian (Forgotten Fire, 2000) chronicles his childhood and adolescence.

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This volume of brief, sparely wrought stories encapsulates significant moments during a boy's youth. Writing alternately in the voice of the boy, Will, and in third person, Bagdasarian (

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This volume of brief, sparely wrought stories encapsulates significant moments during a boy's youth.

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