Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Moore, Peter.
New York : Viking, 2005
ISBN 0670059900
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Have you ever been in a relationship that started out reasonably normal and then spiraled out of control? If so, then you will understand my story. My name is Ethan Lederer, and until recently, I was a normal high school sophomore. I made pretty good grades, never got into any trouble, had a great girlfriend named Jane, and really liked acting. All of that changed when I met Lydia. Lydia transferred to my school and she was definitely not my type EXCEPT I found that she fascinated me. She dressed all in black, sort of Goth, had writing up and down her arms and her accent changed from day to day. Iím not sure how it happened, but soon I seemed to be spending most of my time with her. She seemed to recognize the real me, not the person that everyone else saw. Then things got out of control. Jane dumped me, my grades dropped, and believe it or not, I got caught cheating on a test. I began to realize that Lydia was changing - becoming possessive, clingy, and actually calling me twenty times a day. To learn what happens between Lydia and Ethan and if he can survive this obsessive relationship unscathed, read Caught in the Act by Peter Moore.  (Prepared by: Mary Lou Elliott for SCASL Young Adult Awards, 2008)
SUBJECTS:     Self-realization -- Fiction.
                        Theater -- Fiction.
                        Mental illness -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        High schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.

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