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Cooney, Caroline B.

New York : Delacorte, 1994.
IL YA RL 5.2 .
ISBN 0440219817
(2 booktalks)
Booktalk #1

Remy and Morgan thought of little else but getting their driver's licenses. They prayed each day that their driver ed teacher would let them get behind the wheel of the car and get one step closer to the independence of a license. The unofficial right of passage in town was that each student would steal a street sign from a town road before they took the test. Remy knew that she wanted the sign from Morgan Road. Wouldn't it be neat to have the street sign that bore the name of the boy she had a crush on! After an evening of sign stealing, Remy felt great. When she learns the terrible price paid for her fun, how can he live with the guilt? How can any of the kids who took down the stop sign at the corner of Warren and Cherry go on as if nothing had happened?

Booktalk #2

How would you feel if you killed a person? Rembrandt Marland and her boyfriend Morgan do so. To innocent teenagers out for some fun, before they get their drivers liseces, take a sign and their consequence is the life of Denise Thomson, who has a one year old that will for get that his mother. (Kausandra Uhler, student, Mansfield Sr. Jr. High School)

SUBJECTS:     Automobile driving -- Fiction
                        High schools -- Fiction
                        Death -- Fiction
                        Traffic accidents -- Fiction
                        Vandalism -- Fiction


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