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First Times

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“First times” can be life-changing experiences. Marthe Jocelyn has selected fourteen unforgettable stories, written by several of the best authors in North America, which explore human nature and take the reader on a transforming journey. From innocent firsts, such as first blue jeans, first boyfriend, first job, first step into adulthood, to the more complex first disillu ...more
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published 2007 by Tundra Books
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Karen Henspeter
May 09, 2013 Karen Henspeter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
o Your full name: Karen Henspeter

o APA citation: Jocelyn, M. (2007). First timesToronto, Ontario: Tundra Books.

o Genre: Short Stories

o Format: Print

o Selection process:
Rashid, L. (2008). When Less Is More: New short story collections to get teens reading. School Library Journal, 54(4), 16-19.

o Review:
First Times, compiled by by Marthe Jocelyn, is an eclectic mix of coming-of-age stories, each one written by a different Canadian author. The stories are mostly humorous, but every now and then,
Canadian Children's Book Centre
There’s a first time for everything, and many of those experiences are unforgettable. More often than not, what we choose to remember — and return to over and over in our minds — are those milestone first times, those rites of passage that give us a slice of independence and a piece of adulthood. We all remember our first job, first night alone, first pair of jeans, first boyfriend. But it’s also impossible to ignore some other firsts — equally indelible, despite perhaps being painful, unpleasan ...more
Apr 26, 2010 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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First Times is a book that ranges from first love to the first time being left alone at home. To me it seemed like a very touching book bringing out memories of my own time being left alone at home. It was like a walk down memory lane; except it was from other people's perspective and not my own.
The book lead me to think a lot about what I've been doing with my life and where it has taken me so far. There are so many things to think about when it comes to the way to world was shaped to fit ever
Short stories of first times - first love, first crime, first job, first time home alone, first day of boarding school, first jeans, first loss, first time seeing the real side of someone.
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