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UNSOLVED: One specific book > 80's Book On the Outside Looking In?

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message 1: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 1 comments I read this book when I was a teenager in the 80's about a girl coming of age who is befriended by a young married couple living next door, possibly in a trailer, renting from her family. It was called something like "On the Outside Looking In", she thinks there life is great, she drinks beer with them and spends all of her time with them. I think they may have a baby that she watches for them. In the end she sees that they have problems and realizes they aren't perfect.


message 2: by Rachel (new)

Rachel | 1530 comments Sorry if this is a bit obvious but have you searched Goodreads for the book title "On the outside looking in"? There are lots of books with that title or a similar title, maybe one of them will jog your memory.

I also thought of She's Come Undone which has a teenage girl befriending a neighbour couple. It's from 1992 though so might be too recent.


message 3: by Carla (new)

Carla | 22 comments I had this book - I know this post is old but it’s going to drive me crazy until I remember the title.


message 5: by Carla (last edited Dec 04, 2020 08:57PM) (new)

Carla | 22 comments I'm pretty sure it’s Looking On by Betty Miles. 


message 6: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart | 21141 comments Looking On for the trackable link.


message 7: by Kris (new)

Kris | 36614 comments Mod
Note: Lisa (OP) was last active on the site in May 2018.


message 8: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 40675 comments Mod
Lisa, are you still looking for this or did you find it?


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