In Real Life

J. Hannah Orden, Author
J. Hannah Orden, Author Viking Children's Books $12.95 (181p) ISBN 978-0-670-82679-7
Reviewed on: 05/01/1990
Release date: 05/01/1990
High school sophomore Marty wants to fall in love, and when her crush on Rob becomes mutual, she is delighted. Then she finds herself thinking more and more about Rob's best friend, Brent. A troubled, talented rebel, Brent is the opposite of shy, religious Rob, yet she loves them both. Blossoming sexuality and the intensity of young love are presented with clarity and truth, as Marty's dual attraction to the two boys is believable and poignant. When tragedy strikes, Rob and Marty are left with their troubles, while Brent runs away from his uncaring parents and rigid school discipline; at this juncture the novel truly reflects the complicated and painful ``real life'' of the title. Ages 12-up. (Mar.)
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