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Sixteen: Stories about That Sweet and Bitter Birthday
Contributor(s): McCafferty, Megan (Editor), Woodson, Jacqueline (Contribution by), Dessen, Sarah (Contribution by)

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ISBN: 140005270X     ISBN-13: 9781400052707
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
OUR PRICE: $11.90  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2004

Annotation: Dating! Drama! Driving!
Remember what it was like to be sixteen? Whether it was the year your teeth were finally free of braces or the year you were discovered by the opposite sex, that magical, mystical age is something you will never forget. Edited by Megan McCafferty, author of the runaway hit novels Sloppy Firsts and Second Helpings, Sixteen: Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday is a compilation of short stories inspired by all the angst, melodrama, and wonderment of being sixteen.
Sarah Dessen's "Infinity" is about a girl confronting two major milestones: getting her driver's license and losing her virginity. The Dead Girls in Jacqueline Woodson's "Nebraska 99" have already decided to "do it" and must now cope with being teenage mothers. And Carolyn Mackler's "Mona Lisa, Jesus, Chad, and Me" explores whether friendship can survive when partying and prayer clash. Also included is a new Jessica Darling story by Megan McCafferty about the last fifteen minutes Jessica spends--or rather, doesn't spend--with her best friend, Hope, who is leaving Pineville.
Featuring stories by Steve Almond, M. T. Anderson, Julianna Baggott, Cat Bauer, Emma Forrest, Tanuja Desai Hidier, David Levithan, Sarah Mlynowski, Sonya Sones, Zoe Trope, Ned Vizzini, and Joseph Weisberg, these hilarious, poignant, and touching tales are perfect for both those who have yet to reach that milestone and those who want to reminisce about their "sweetest" year.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Anthologies (multiple Authors)
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2003027919
Physical Information: 0.73" H x 5.22" W x 8.04" (0.55 lbs) 336 pages
- Event - Birthday
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Review Citations: Romantic Times 09/01/2004 pg. 54 - Excellent
School Library Journal 09/01/2004 pg. 234
Voice of Youth Advocates 12/01/2004 pg. 396
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 85592
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 12.0
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