True Believer

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About The Book

LaVaughn is fifteen now, and she's still fiercely determined to go to college. But that's the only thing she's sure about. Loyalty to her father bubbles up as her mother grows closer to a new man. The two girls she used to do everything with have chosen a path LaVaughn wants no part of. And then there's Jody. LaVaughn can't believe how gorgeous he is...or how confusing. He acts like he's in love with her, but is he?

About The Author

Virginia Euwer Wolff is also the author of Probably Still Nick Swansen, The Mozart Season, and Bat 6. She is now at work on the third and final book about LaVaughn. Ms. Wolff lives in Oregon City, Oregon.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Pulse (October 2002)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689852886
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99

Awards and Honors

  • National Book Award Winner
  • ALA Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book
  • School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • California Young Reader Medal Nominee
  • Horn Book Fanfare
  • Bulletin Blue Ribbon
  • Booklist Editors' Choice
  • Children's Literature Choice List
  • ABA Pick of the Lists
  • Publishers Weekly Best Books
  • Jane Addams Children's Book Award Honor Book
  • ALA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults

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