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I Woke Up in Love This Morning
Three short stories that highlight two girls' coming of age in different eras. From a girl's first period to another girl risking punishment in a parking lot, Gibbons explores what it's like to be a young girl in suburban Northern California.
Kindle Edition, 27 pages
Published January 27th 2012 by Smashwords
(first published January 24th 2012)
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Beautifully constructed and powerful in their deceptive simplicity, these stories are timeless and real. They transported me back to the joys and agonies of adolescence. I loved them as a sweet reminder but I'll also recommend them to my 12-yr-old niece. They will surely resonate with girls her age. In fact, in this new generation that is exposed to "edgy" everything, I think a book like this an important reminder that something like getting your period for the first time carries some significan ...more
Realistic and heartfelt, these three short stories are no nonsense coming of age tales. The author relates the traumas and triumphs that dominate the lives of adolescent girls. Are my breasts large enough? What does getting my period for the first time mean? What does falling in love mean? Well-done and down to earth.
Jan 24, 2012 Jennifer Gibbons rated it it was amazing · (Review from the author)
Jennifer Gibbons graduated from Mills College with a degree in English and a concentration in Young Adult Literature, and a Masters in Writing and Publishing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Central California and is at work on a collection of essays and a memoir.