These Are the Rules by Paul Many

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Introducing a new author to Knopf Paperbacks in a hilarious, fast-paced story of a tortured summer romance--from the guy's point of view.  "In this debut novel, Many adroitly captures the nuances and ironies of teenage ups and downs with irreverent humor and contemporary dialogue.  The book is well crafted and nicely layered with metaphors...Many is an author to watch."--School Library Journal. "Laugh-out-loud funny, Many's story is the archetypal YA first-person narrative of the sensitive, bumbling teenager trying to figure out the `rules': about dating, and girls, and driving, and where he's going. It will move teens and engender wry recognition."--Booklist  
 

About Paul Many

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Paul Many is the author of one picture book, The Great Pancake Escape, and three young adult novels, Walk Away Home, My Life, Take Two, and These Are the Rules. My Life, Take Two was named one of New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age. Paul lives with his family in Toledo, OH.
 
Published June 1, 1997 by Walker & Co. 149 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Colm, whose parents have recently separated, is forced to spend the summer with his mother and much younger siblings at their lakeside summer cottage.

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Such pearls of wisdom as ""Keep your eyes on the stars, but don't be surprised if you step on a banana peel"" and ""It's hard to steer when you don't know where you're going"" correlate with his (mostly unsuccessful) attempts to learn how to drive a car from his hard-nosed ""ex"" father, recently...

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