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Thirteen (Kobie Roberts #03)

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Just thirteen, best friends Kobie and Gretchen are having too good a summer vacation to worry about Madame Zaza's warning of "dark days ahead." There are boys to watch, lipsticks to try, record albums to hear. And a lifelong friendship to keep them busy.

But when school begins, Gretchen starts making big changes. Suddenly she has the right looks, the right clothes, and all

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Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 1st 1986 by Scholastic (first published 1984)
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Erin
I had been looking for this book for years and was thrilled to get an unread copy from PBS...I had first read this when I was in the sixth grade and it really made an impression on me because it seemed to be set in the 60's, according to the Top $0 songs they listened to and the fashions that were "In"... however, it read as if it could be about teenage girls in any decade and was a great tale about two best friends and how one year changes their lives and how they cope. A must for any fans of t ...more
Marna
So, this is pretty dumb (or maybe just uninformed) of me, but reading these when I was ten, I never quite got that these books were supposed to take place in the sixties but if I had read this book, where the cultural context is pretty obvious, maybe I would have, but alas, I was entirely at the mercy of whatever people happened to feel like donating to the local thrift stores, so I never got entire series. Now that I am able to order books I am trying to remedy that and this has been a really f ...more
Anita
One of my favourites - I still re-read all the time. So funny.
Dawn
At 35 I am probably a little too old to read this now as I can identify with the parents as much as the teens, but it was a fun stroll down memory lane nonetheless. It did bring back many of the feelings of being a teen in junior high back in the eighties and some things made me cringe while others made me smile. I wish it was longer and look forward to reading the other books in the series. When I was twelve, "Going on Twelve" in this series was one of my favorite books and I didn't know at the ...more
Kristine Pratt
I picked this up out of a box of used books the other day and was pleasantly surprised. I think the author captured very well the essence of that confusing time of being thirteen very well. I wish that some of the supporting cast might have been fleshed out more, but as I learned their stories I came to really enjoy getting to know all of them. I would definitely seek out the rest of the series and read it.
Queenie Anne
I have read this book when I was still in 6th grade, just 12 years old. Way back then, I pondered on the scenes I've read on this book, wondered if it will ever happen to me if I turn thirteen myself. Luckily, it didn't. Thank God because I don't want a friend to get hit by a car. :) This is another example of a the-hottie-and-the-nottie story.
Sarah
Earlier this week, O. unearthed this from one of the boxes of my childhood books in the basement. We were running late for a long car ride yesterday, so I grabbed it on the way out the door. I was pleasantly surprised that it was held up to a re-read as an adult -- and not purely from nostalgia.
Calla Flower
I read this book at least 20 times when i was growing up. my copy has this same silly cover which at this point is completely falling off. this has a special place on my bookshelf.
Rustiana
This book reminds me of my highschool moment, I read it over and over. One of my friend borrowed it but never return it. I wanna read this book again..:(
Amanda
Read this book so many times as a kid that the cover fell off. Would love to find a copy to reminiscence.
Coco Mira
IYEAAAAHHH!!! I've been looking for this book for yearsssssss.
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Jul 12, 2007 Yusnia septiani rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
a light story, very easy to read. but it was a very good story
Kami
i liked this book it was good!
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