For anyone who grew up in the 70's, JoAnn Beard's "In Zanesville" will resonate. It's a coming of age story about a 14 year old girl who is a late bloomer and firmly ensconced in the role of side-kick.
The story takes place over the course of a year in a small mid-western city. There's the clique of popular girls, a new interest in the opposite sex and all the changes that happen as new experiences unfold. Moving from the cusp of girlhood into womanhood.
A great read!