Talk to Me by Carol Dines

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Buoyant, poignant, absorbingly real, Carol Dines writes with humor and unflinching insight in six stories and a novella that capture many voices, among them Lise, 15, whose Dad's marriages mean too many mothers; Wes, who escapes the eyes of his small town for the glories of Paris; Pete, a decent kid who learns that locker-room talk can have painful repercussions; and Holly, who brings her own special meaning to the term "boy crazy."

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CAROL DINES is the author of two previous young adult novels, Talk to Me and Best Friends Tell the Best Lies. She lives half of each year in Rome, where she discovered and researched Angelica's story, and the other half in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Published May 12, 1997 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 240 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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An intoxicating trip to Paris opens Wes's eyes to the human depths of his lesbian parents in ``Lezboy.'' The powerful novella, ``Locker-Room Talk,'' is a disturbing look at the act of sexual harassment from the boys' perspective: Mary Fortunato, called Fat-U-Know, has enormous breasts, and the te...

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Using a cast of well-defined, sympathetic characters caught in engrossing situations, Dines presents a thought-provoking commentary on this decade, delineating in quietly poetic prose the ups and downs of expanded opportunity and free choice.

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