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This poignant YA novel is set in California at the beginning of the 1960s real-estate boom. Starli Ryland is the daughter of a stubborn orange grower and his dreamy artistic wife. The book tells the story of Starli's tumultuous senior year as she finds new friends, new ideas and even a new love growing from the ashes of her old way of life.
Mass Market Paperback
Published 1963 by Scholastic Books
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Kudos for characters that are all a little different from what one has come to expect from vintage teen fiction. Smiles for the earnest depictions of orange-growing as a vital public service. Love for the mother who is a working successful artist.
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