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Love Is One of the Choices

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Maggie and Caroline are both seniors in high school and suddenly everything that seemed simple has become complicated. Thinking about sex, wondering about college, planning for careers -- there are so many choices.

Maggie is brilliant and very self-assured. She considers herself a feminist -- until she meets Todd Lamport who challeng
Published January 1st 1978 by Dial Books
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Oct 12, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: sophisticaed young adults or adults
my mother was constantly trying her best to protect me from naughty things. In second grade she wouldn't let me see Who Framed Roger Rabbit, because Jessica Rabbit was too sexy. I was supposed to only read kids books or books appropriate for my age, but if it was a classic it was ok. And if you have ever read any of the classics...

Anyhow, sometime in Junior High I was milling around the young adult/adult section of the Mitchell Park Library in Palo Alto, I forget which section, and I found this
Aug 25, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like Judy Blume, but better. I was obsessed with Norma Klein in middle school and when I heard she had died I was devastated.
May 31, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Y/A philes, Norma Klein fans
This is probably the worst of Norma Klein's books. I feel like it goes backwards in terms of its stance on female sexual empowerment and such. There are two protagonists who are navigating through first time sex and relationships. I think some of the ways in which she explores women intersecting at various points of their lives is a little tedious. Still, nobody can compare to Klein as far as unflinching sexuality goes. And oh yeah, these high school girls get their orgasm ON, which you know, is ...more
Lana Del Slay
Apr 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: done-reviewed
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Morgan Schulman
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These amazing books are kind of like 70s feminist trash... Every single Norma Klein protagonist lives on the UWS, has jazz musicians on "grass" for parents, and is sleeping with multiple 50 yo men, usually their teachers or their best friend's dads, and always have multiple vaginal orgasms. This one is the eponymous Klein.
Jacquie R
Dec 02, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book as a teenager. Norma Klein is amazing.
V.J. Allison
I read this book when I was about fourteen or fifteen, and I remember how shocked I was to see sex in a teen romance. Normally first love books are so innocent, or the ones I read were.

I recently purchased a hard copy of the book because I loved Norma Klein's work when I was a teenager, and I lost most of them sometime while moving.

It's good, but not as good as I remember. Maybe I'm more jaded now being an adult, and an erotic romance author?

There are funny moments... (view spoiler)
Stacie (BTR)
This book is dated and very conspicuous about its social conscience. That said, I would have scored it 3 stars if not for the fact that there is no ending.
Aug 11, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I read about Norma Klein a few years ago on Jezebel. She is a YA novelist in the same vein as Judy Blume but is no where near as well known. After finally having read one of her books, I'm not sure why this is the case.

This book is pretty timeless; you could easily adapt it to a film and market it to young ladies. It tackles major issues in an honest, smart way that not a lot of books do. It doesn't just talk about sex, it talks about sex in conjunction with your values and expectations and it m
May 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1997, 1995, 1999
Senior year and Maggie and Caroline's friendship is starting to fall apart as Maggie falls for her debate partner and Caroline starts a relationship with her science teacher. I think I probably shouldn't love this book as much as I do, but I really do. For a book with such strongly feminist-leaning characters, it's sort of often really not. But the characters are all full drawn and very complex, it's so perfectly evocative of the 70s, and I've always appreciated Maggie's almost clinical detachme ...more
Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Read this when I was in
junior high, I was sucked into reading about teens exploring their sexuality and relationships.
Jul 15, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the cover art. When I was young and reading this novel I felt so grown up. It looks almost like a Harlequin romance.
Jun 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-paper-book
This was the 1st "dirty" book I read as a pre-teen and re-reading it as an adult didn't disappoint. It's dated, but the nostalgia factor made it good.
This was one of my few tween re-reads. Another one that was quite eye-opening for me at the time!
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Norma Klein was born in New York City and graduated cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College with a degree in Russian. She later received her master's degree in Slavic languages from Columbia University.

Ms. Klein began publishing short stories while attending Barnard and since then she had written novels for readers of all ages. The author got her ideas from everyday life
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