Out of Control by Norma Fox Mazer

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have been best friends since elementary school, but when artistic outsider Valerie stands up to Brig's taunting, their world is turned upside down. By the author of After the Rain.

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Norma Fox Mazer was born in New York City on May 15, 1931. She studied at Antioch College and at Syracuse University. Before her first juvenile novel I, Trissy was published in 1971, she contributed first-person articles to pulp magazines like True Confessions and True Story. She wrote more than 30 books during her lifetime including Dear Bill, Remember Me? (1976), Summer Girls, Love Boys, and Other Short Stories (1982), Silver (1988), Out of Control (1993), and Good Night, Maman (1999). She won numerous awards including a Newbery Honor in 1988 for After the Rain, an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1982 for Taking Terri Mueller, a Christopher Award, and an ALAN Award. From 1997 to 2006, she taught writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She died of brain cancer on October 17, 2009 at the age of 78.
Published April 1, 1993 by HarperCollins Publishers. 217 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Meanwhile, though the other boys persist in thinking the incident was ``no big deal,'' Rollo worries and tries to open communication with Valerie.

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An incident of sexual harassment occurring in a high school corridor dramatically alters the lives of two of the students involved. Of the three youths accused of assaulting sharp-tongued Valerie Mich

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Other prime players include an assortment of teenaged girls who also have experienced various forms of harassment, and the school administrators, whose chief concern is ducking any publicity surrounding the assault.

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