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Adler, C. S.
New York : Avon, 1991.
IL 5-8 .
ISBN 0899198694
If you've ever had conversations with your mom that proved less than satisfactory, you'll identify with Kelsey in this book. She's 15 and has an older and younger sister. Her mom, a math teacher, seems to have enough of dealing with kids at school. When she gets home, she expects perfection from Kelsey. The conversations between Kelsey and her mom are so believable, I began to squirm in my seat, recognizing how nagging parents can get every once in a while! In this setting, Kelsey's strength to keep peace among her friends doesn't get much chance to grow. Her parents have moved to New England and her Cincinnati friends aren't there with her. Gabe enters the picture. He's her sister's age and has family problems of his own. Kelsey is challenged to stretch herself to help him out while struggling with her own problems.
SUBJECTS:     Self confidence -- Fiction
                        Family life -- Fiction
                        Sisters -- Fiction
                        Friendship -- Fiction


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