cover image Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back

Lee Wardlaw. Avon Books, $3.5 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-380-76419-8

Drew has been afraid of flying, heights and romantic relationships ever since her doctor father walked out on her family to start a new life in Hawaii. The unhappy girl must face her phobias when she spends the summer with the man she has grown to despise. A fast-blooming relationship with a sensitive, good-looking surfer, however, helps Drew come to terms with both her fears and her anger. Wardlaw ( Corey's Fire ) once again combines coming-of-age struggles with a predictable but pleasing romance. Though the pop psychology that informs this story of summer love is fairly simplistic, it introduces a hint of substance to a genre that can be all too fluffy. Ages 12-up. (Nov.)