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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  5 reviews
A junior in high school must cope with her conflicting desires, including her deep admiration for Sister Mary Alice.
Paperback, 260 pages
Published June 1st 1991 by Naiad Press (first published 1991)
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Ella
May 08, 2012 Ella rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ella by: S. Bell
Interesting read! I was very skeptical that I could like this as it looked like one of those really cheesy, cheap books that get published just because the specialised LGBT publishers will publish anything they can get their hands on regardless of quality. But for once the bad title and cover graphics did not match what was inside.

It's a coming of age novel about Grace, aged fifteen, who goes to an extremely religious school and is surrounded by nuns and the typical hypocrisy of Catholicism. It...more
Sally
OMG YES! Now this is what I'm talking 'bout. Absolutely fantastic book that I am so glad I finally read. Not going to lie, when I received it and saw it was published by Naiad I was a bit wary, simply because the past couple of books I've read from them haven't been that amazing. It was starting to feel like they'd just publish anything that was gay enough, and as much as I want to read as many gay books as I can find, I won't just read anything because there are certain things that I don't like...more
Kathy Richards
Very good book. Sad in parts and so powerful in others.

Morgan
Meh, this book didn't cover any new ground or take the cliched schoolgirl lesbian story in a new direction. A few times I thought it might be edging towards Heavenly Creatures territory. Boring, predictable, maudlin, and old fashioned read.
Elizabeth
This book was incredibly homosexual. And also incredibly dated. But the sex scenes were nice.
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Diane Salvatore is the author of four novels, Benediction, which was a Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award; Love, Zena Beth; Paxton Court; One of Our Own; and a story collection, Not Telling Mother. During her nearly 30 years as a senior-level editor and editor in chief at several of America's national women's magazines, she served on the board of the American Society of Magazine Editors and ap...more
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