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Fifteen by Beverly Cleary
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Apr 07, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: childrens, read-2010, ya-contemporary, young-adult
Read in April, 2010

What a cute read. It reminds me of the Avalon books I read in junior high where the climactic event was that simple first kiss.

It was nice to read a story about a first crush, self doubt, and simple love. Even though this book was written back in the fifties, I was still able to enjoy it for what it was worth. No sparkly vampire waiting around the corner in a silvery volvo, just a nice boy with a dip hair cut and an innocent girl waiting for his call and looking forward to a date at the movies and ice cream parlor.

Funny to think that fifteen year olds back then rushed home to wait by the phone and worried about tying up the lines because they didn’t want to miss a call. In today’s age of cell phones, emails and texting, we sure communicate a lot differently. Fun read!
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message 1: by ~Tina~ (new)

~Tina~ I loved Beverly Cleary as a kid. This was a cute review:)

Arlene Thank you. It was a nice read. Enjoyed it much. :)

kari Arlene wrote: "Thank you. It was a nice read. Enjoyed it much. :)"

Great review.

Arlene kari wrote: "Arlene wrote: "Thank you. It was a nice read. Enjoyed it much. :)"

Great review."

Thanks Kari!

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