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Sooner or Later by Carole Hart
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Oct 05, 07

bookshelves: comingofage
Recommended for: run away with a rock star
Read in January, 1982

I first saw the television adaptation of this story, then was delighted and surprised to find the novel in the YA section of my local bookstore. I actually like the book more than the movie. It treats teenage love with the reverence it deserves. I also related so strongly to Jessie's desire for romance, glamor, and excitement at the young age of thirteen. The prospect of leaving my suburban home in NJ with a rock star harkened back to my earliest David Cassidy fantasies. (Yep, I wanted to run away with David Cassidy when I was 5. Call me precocious.)

The two sequels to this book -- Waiting Games and Now or Never are equally strong. I was happy they didn't let me down, as this story has always been dear to my heart.
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Snarky's I adore the movie so much, but yes, the book is so much more delightful. I too wanted to run off with a rock star at a young age! David Bowie! Though I would later find out he already had an Angie Bowie, therefore probably wouldn't be needing my services.


Stephanie Both Davids were stupid for passing us up.


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