Runaround by Helen Hemphill

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In this Booklist Top Ten Romance Book, everything eleven-year-old Sassy knows about love comes from the magazine Love Confessions. But now that she has her eyes on her handsome neighbor, Boon, she wants more details. Only nobody will talk to her, not her widowed father or her never-married housekeeper or, worst of all, her gorgeous sister, Lula, who has more boyfriends than she can shake a stick at. When Lula sets up Sassy for an embarrassing moment, Sassy vows revenge: she will make Boon her boyfriend and show Lula a thing or two in the process.

About Helen Hemphill

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Helen Hemphill grew up in Texas and now lives in Austin and Nashville, Tennessee. She is the author of the novel Long Gone Daddy, which was published to considerable critical acclaim. The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones is her third book.
Published September 9, 2009 by namelos. 117 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Miss Dallas, her babysitter, advises her, “A boy don’t want some wild girl that might want to get after him with a weeding knife.” Still, the tension between being a young lady or “a hillbilly holy terror” remains, as Sassy yearns for someone to love her more than anything on earth, like a mama—i...

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In Hemphill's (Long Gone Daddy) often humorous coming-of-age novel, 11-year-old Sassy Thompkins cannot forgive her older sister Lulu for ruining her first kiss.

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