Saturday, July 16, 2011

Coming of Age

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!

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