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True Believer by Virginia Euwer Wolff
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Feb 07, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: ya
Recommended for: Everyone, especially teen girls
Read in February, 2008

The other day I was weeding in the YAPBs and the cover of Make Lemonade stuck out to me. I'm so glad I decided not to weed the sequel either. True believer was even better than Make Lemonade in my opinion. It is about 15 year old LaVaughn, and girl from a low income area who is determined to go to college. But of course, being fifteen college isn't the only thing on LaVaughn's mind. There's her mom's new male friend, who is nice but isn't her dad; the fact that her two best friends since Head Start have been pushing her away ever since they joined the "cross your legs for Jesus" club; and then there's Jody. Jody was just a neighbor boy when he moved away when they were kids... but now, well Jody is hardly a boy anymore and LaVaughn can't help but notice.
Written in a stream of consciousness style, True Believer is a great find. My only complaint is that it is book 2 of the trilogy, written in 2002, but there is no third book yet. Such a disappointment. I hope Wolff delivers it soon!
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Marie I agree, I even looked online to see if she had died. I really wanted to know what happened to LaVaughn.


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