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Love Is One of the Choices

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  184 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
WHEN YOU'RE NEITHER A GIRL NOR A WOMAN...
Maggie and Caroline are both seniors in high school and suddenly everything that seemed simple has become complicated. Thinking about sex, wondering about college, planning for careers -- there are so many choices.

Maggie is brilliant and very self-assured. She considers herself a feminist -- until she meets Todd Lamport who challeng
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Mass Market Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 12th 1986 by Fawcett (first published June 12th 1981)
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elita
Aug 25, 2007 elita rated it it was amazing
Like Judy Blume, but better. I was obsessed with Norma Klein in middle school and when I heard she had died I was devastated.
Heather
Oct 12, 2007 Heather rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: sophisticaed young adults or adults
my mother was constantly trying her best to protect me from naughty things. In second grade she wouldn't let me see Who Framed Roger Rabbit, because Jessica Rabbit was too sexy. I was supposed to only read kids books or books appropriate for my age, but if it was a classic it was ok. And if you have ever read any of the classics...

Anyhow, sometime in Junior High I was milling around the young adult/adult section of the Mitchell Park Library in Palo Alto, I forget which section, and I found this
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AE
May 31, 2007 AE rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Y/A philes, Norma Klein fans
This is probably the worst of Norma Klein's books. I feel like it goes backwards in terms of its stance on female sexual empowerment and such. There are two protagonists who are navigating through first time sex and relationships. I think some of the ways in which she explores women intersecting at various points of their lives is a little tedious. Still, nobody can compare to Klein as far as unflinching sexuality goes. And oh yeah, these high school girls get their orgasm ON, which you know, is ...more
Lana Del Slay
May 12, 2012 Lana Del Slay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jacquie R
Dec 02, 2009 Jacquie R rated it really liked it
I loved this book as a teenager. Norma Klein is amazing.
Amber
Jun 17, 2016 Amber rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, lady-fiction
I read about Norma Klein a few years ago on Jezebel. She is a YA novelist in the same vein as Judy Blume but is no where near as well known. After finally having read one of her books, I'm not sure why this is the case.

This book is pretty timeless; you could easily adapt it to a film and market it to young ladies. It tackles major issues in an honest, smart way that not a lot of books do. It doesn't just talk about sex, it talks about sex in conjunction with your values and expectations and it m
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Shelley
Senior year and Maggie and Caroline's friendship is starting to fall apart as Maggie falls for her debate partner and Caroline starts a relationship with her science teacher. I think I probably shouldn't love this book as much as I do, but I really do. For a book with such strongly feminist-leaning characters, it's sort of often really not. But the characters are all full drawn and very complex, it's so perfectly evocative of the 70s, and I've always appreciated Maggie's almost clinical detachme ...more
Morgan Schulman
Jan 06, 2013 Morgan Schulman rated it really liked it
These amazing books are kind of like 70s feminist trash... Every single Norma Klein protagonist lives on the UWS, has jazz musicians on "grass" for parents, and is sleeping with multiple 50 yo men, usually their teachers or their best friend's dads, and always have multiple vaginal orgasms. This one is the eponymous Klein.
Vanessa
Jul 17, 2012 Vanessa rated it it was ok
Read this when I was in
junior high, I was sucked into reading about teens exploring their sexuality and relationships.
SueAnn
Jul 16, 2009 SueAnn rated it really liked it
I love the cover art. When I was young and reading this novel I felt so grown up. It looks almost like a Harlequin romance.
Eliza
Jun 14, 2015 Eliza rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-paper-book
This was the 1st "dirty" book I read as a pre-teen and re-reading it as an adult didn't disappoint. It's dated, but the nostalgia factor made it good.
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Norma Klein was born in New York City and graduated cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College with a degree in Russian. She later received her master's degree in Slavic languages from Columbia University.

Ms. Klein began publishing short stories while attending Barnard and since then she had written novels for readers of all ages. The author got her ideas from everyday life
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