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I Met a Boy I Used to Know (Katie Rose and Stacy Belford)

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Gilmartin Ames registers at Adams and becomes Katie Rose's new dating interest. Katie Rose feels sorry for Gil as he tells her of his wealthy parents' neglect of him. Gil tells her that he was "born under a dark star;" Katie Rose attempts to help him, never realizing that her interest in Gil could cause her to choose between this boy and her personal values.
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Published December 28th 1967 by Image Cascade Publishing (first published 1967)
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Barbara Irene Carter
Feb 11, 2011 Barbara Irene Carter rated it it was amazing
Lenora Mattingly Weber's formula for writng teenage romance books includes young coming of age heroines, who though flawed try to do the right thing; large families with conflict among siblings; over whelmed single parents; romance with less than worthy suitors; constant striving for imagined ideals followed by the realization that what they already have is what was wanted in the first place. These themes provide very satisfying reading about the world of teenage angst. In "I Met a Boy I Used to ...more
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Jul 25, 2009 Jean rated it liked it
An insomnia-induced re-read. This story was published in '67. Of course I never noticed, at twelve, old Lenora's attempts to be kind of with-it in the Beatles era . . . She makes a reference to Salinger, for example. (Also never thought twice about single Uncle Brian moving to San Francisco and joining a theater group as extracurricular fun.) I didn't pick up on the fact that Gil is a full-on manipulator and Katie Rose's relationship with him constitutes an object warning to young women: these t ...more
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Feb 21, 2008 Kelly rated it really liked it
Poor Katie Rose -- she's such a sap for a hard luck story.

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Lenora Mattingly, though born in Missouri, lived most of her life in Denver, Colorado. In 1916 she married Albert Herman Weber and was the mother of six children.

Weber's first book, Wind on the Prairie, was published in 1929. From 1930 through 1962 she wrote short stories for magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, McCall's, and Good Housekeeping. Her last book was published posthumously in
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