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Last Chance (Sweet Valley High #36)

3.4  ·  Rating details ·  497 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
The final test...

Dropout Johanna Porter knows that the students at Sweet Valley High are shocked to see her back in classes. She's never done well in school. Now, with everyone talking about her behind her back, she's finding it practically impossible to succeed. But Johanna's determined to stick with it.

Peter DeHaven is one of the reasons Johanna wants to stay. She's al
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Mass Market Paperback, 136 pages
Published April 1st 1987 by Bantam Books (first published 1987)
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PurplyCookie
Johanna Porter is a high school drop-out who has spent her time working various jobs including being a waitress. However, after the death of her mother, she comes across her mother's journal in the attic and is devastated to read about her mother's views on her dropping out of school and so vows to go back.

Johanna found it difficult to be back as a member of the student body since everyone's talking about her and labeling her as a drop-out. She also has to come to terms with her long-time crush
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Connie
Source: I read this book online via Open Library.
Cost: Free

Title: Last Chance
Series: Sweet Valley High #36
Author: Francine Pascal // Kate William
Overall Rating: 3 stars

Beauty School Drop Out was in my head the whole time I read this book. So basically, Johanna dropped out of school to work, her mother died and in her diary she said how disappointed she was that Johanna did this, so she goes back. (Can you do that? Also what age can you drop out of high school in America?) But everyone
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Jodie
Oct 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-early-years
I am an addict of this series and these characters and I think my childhood was all the better for it.
Marissa
Jun 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sweet-valley-ya
Dropping out of school is nothing to take lightly. Going back again isn't either, at least not for Johanna Porter, who quit school last fall (in Sweet Valley analysis, this theoretical "past era" is called "the land before time") and is really embarrassed and sensitive about the whole issue, understandably. After finding her deceased mother's diary, she decides that Mom really wanted her to finish school (surprise!) and decides to return.

In my experience, 16 year olds get Cs and Ds, and any A s
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Sheila Read
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I remember the cover but just not the story.
Forever Young Adult
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Tanya Rivera
Fun reading for the early teen years. Loved them from the age of 12 - 15
KLB
Apr 27, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Francine Pascal (May 13, 1938— ) is an American author best known for creating the Sweet Valley series of novels. In 1982 she created the characters and the stories for the first six books and her agent, Amy Berkower of Writers House sold them to Bantam Books. Book number one is mostly written by Ms. Pascal. From then on she wrote the stories for every book ever published in the series. After the ...more
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