Number 6 Fumbles by Rachel Solar-Tuttle

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In this powerful novel, an accomplished young woman, suddenly seized by self-doubt, falls headfirst into a fervent exploration of the merits and pitfalls of being good.
Rebecca Lowe is an upbeat coed, the one who gets straight A's, the one friends and teachers count on. But when she sees No. 6 fumble the football at the Penn-Cornell game, Beck begins to question what would happen if she "fumbled the ball" in her own life. Suddenly filled with uncertainty, she begins to devolve, indulging in a personal odyssey of hard drinking and casual hookups, staying out all night as she tries to find the real Rebecca. But somehow the truth keeps evading her.
Gritty and passionate, Number 6 Fumbles is an irresistible story for anyone who has ever feared failure only slightly more than success.

About Rachel Solar-Tuttle

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Rachel Solar-Tuttle graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. She also received her law degree from Penn. This is her first novel, although she has had pieces published in several publications including The Boston Globe, In Style, and The National Law Journal.
Published April 12, 2002 by MTV Books. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Beck sees Number 6 fumble at the big game, she feels the magnitude of other people's expectations and the irksome weight of having to “sit down and think about things.” “I'm like this cliché fall-apart girl crying under the vines,” reads a typical breast-beating passage of this adolescent di...

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For much of the book, barfly Beck (equipped with fake I.D.) busies herself taste-testing such potential new boyfriends as the elusive Ryan, who lies about his age and never calls;

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