How Far Would You Have Gotten If I Hadn't Called You Back? by Valerie Hobbs

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After moving with her family from New Jersey to California in the late 1950s, sixteen-year-old Bron discovers the world of drag racing.
 

About Valerie Hobbs

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Valerie Hobbs is the author of several middle grade and young adult novels, such as "Letting Go of Bobby James," an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.
 
Published October 1, 1995 by Orchard Books (NY). 306 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the late 1950s Bron Lewis sees her life as over when her family, nearly broke, moves from New Jersey to the sleepy California town of Ojala after her father's failed suicide attempt.

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This first novel, about a 16-year-old New Jersey girl's move to California in the late '50s, stands out for its author's invariably canny insights, said PW. Ages 12-up. (July)

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This accomplished first novel, set in the late '50s, brings uncommon depth to what at first glance seems a conventional plot--16-year-old Bron Lewis moves with her family from New Jersey to Ojala, Cal

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This first novel, about a 16-year-old New Jersey girl's move to California in the late '50s, stands out for its author's ""invariably canny insights,"" said PW.

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