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City Light

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  20 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
A teenage boy makes an exploration of his identity after losing his childhood sweetheart and beginning a new relationship with the aid of a computer.
Published April 1st 1988 by Scholastic
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Bethina Partida
Sep 06, 2012 Bethina Partida rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I gave this book such a good rating because I really truly enjoyed it. It's one of the first books I ever read as a child. It is a short book, but the length doesn't not take away from the great plot.
Mar 24, 2010 Linda rated it it was amazing
This book was better than I remembered. It made me think about freedom & creating my own life, away from
Jul 07, 2014 Ash rated it it was amazing
I think this is the only book so far that I have given a five star (I rarely give anything a five). I have read this twice, and it is just as enjoyable this time as it was the first time. I love the writing, I love the dialogues, and absolutely love the story. The only difference is that, back then (I was 14), I was kind of rooting for Julie and felt so heartbroken for George and didn't really understand why Julie did what she did. This time around, though, I fully understood where Julie was com ...more
Oct 11, 2007 elissa rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: YA fiction fans
A break-up book, from a boy's POV. This was one of the first books that I read as a new YA librarian, and perfect for me at the time since I had recently been through a bad break-up myself. I don't think it's still in print, and it seems like there might have been some stuff in the story about computers that would be dated now, but it would still be worth reading.
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Harry Mazer is an American author of books for children and young adults, acclaimed for his 'realistic' novels. He has written twenty-two novels, including The Solid Gold Kid, The Island Keeper, Heroes Don't Run, and Snow Bound, which was adapted as an NBC After school special, as well as one work of poetry and a few short stories.

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