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A Summer's Lease
Gloria Rein, fifteen, and a sophomore in high school during World War II, knows that she is a genius, even if nobody in her family agrees with her. She plans to become an author, but for the time being she’ll settle for being the editor of Wings the high school magazine. When Mrs. Horne, the faculty advisor for the magazine, appoints her as co-editor with Jerry Lieberman, ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 143 pages
Published May 15th 1981 by Laurel Leaf
(first published 1979)
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A Summer's Lease was published in 1979 and set in 1943. Fifteen-year-old Gloria knows she's the best, wants to be the assistant editor of the paper, on the way to being editor. But her teacher makes her share it with classmate Jerry, who writes poetry, blushes, and feels faint at the sight of blood. When the two of them spend the summer caring for their teacher's children, Gloria exalts in every way she is better than Jerry and feels angry and jealous every time she admits he's talented, too, an ...more
Gevonden bij Oxfam en dan meteen gelezen. Zo'n boek waar ik als veertienjarige van gehouden zou hebben. Als zesendertigjarige vind ik het opmerkelijk. Omdat het uit 1980 is en speelt in 1943. Maar veel meer nog omdat het hoofdpersonage tamelijk ronduit onuitstaanbaar is. Goeie vondst, dus.