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Fifteen (Avon Camelot Books) [Paperback]

By Beverly Cleary (Author)
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Stan, the most popular boy in the school has asked Jane out, but despite his good looks, intelligence, and great personality, she is not sure if she is ready to date him. Reissue.

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It seems too good to be true. The most popular boy in school has asked Jane out -- and she's never even dated before. Stan is tall and good-looking, friendly and hard-working -- everything Jane ever dreamed of. But is she ready for this?

Suppose her parents won't let her go? What if she's nervous and makes a fool of herself? Maybe he'll think she's too young. If only she knew all the clever things to say. If only she were prettier. If only she were ready for this...With her usual warmth, perceptiveness, and humor, Beverly Cleary creates the joys and worries of a young girl's first crush.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HarperCollins
Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 2, 2007
Publisher   HarperTrophy
Age  10-14
ISBN  0380728044  
ISBN13  9780380728046  
UPC  046594005953  

Availability  0 units.

More About Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary Beverly Cleary is one of America's most popular authors. Born in McMinnville, Oregon, she lived on a farm in Yamhill until she was six and then moved to Portland. After college, as the children's librarian in Yakima, Washington, she was challenged to find stories for non-readers. She wrote her first book, Henry Huggins, inresponse to a boy's question, "Where are the books about kids like us?"

Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the Amercan Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature.

Her Dear Mr. Henshaw was awarded the 1984 John Newbery Medal, and both Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. In addition, her books have won more than thirty-five statewide awards based on the votes of her young readers. Her characters, including Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits, Otis Spofford, and Beezus and Ramona Quimby, as well as Ribsy, Socks, and Ralph S. Mouse, have delighted children for generations. Mrs. Cleary lives in coastal California.

Beverly Cleary currently resides in Carmel, in the state of California. Beverly Cleary was born in 1916.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( C ) > Cleary, Beverly
2Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Situations > Friendship > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Literature
4Books > Subjects > Teens > Literature & Fiction > Love & Romance
5Books > Subjects > Teens > Social Issues > Dating & Intimacy > Fiction
6Books > Subjects > Teens > Social Issues > General

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Read it in the early 1970s as a preteen...  Mar 25, 2008 was old-fashioned even then: Twirling around the dance floor in a boy's arms? Yet I loved it. Wouldja believe when I was first married, my husband and I took turns reading it aloud for laughs? We still say to each other "Hello there!" a la Marcy Stokes. No doubt about it, it wouldn't have been the same childhood w/o Cleary.
"Today I'm Going to Meet A Boy."  Mar 31, 2007
Jane Purdy is a fifteen-year-old girl live in a fifteen year old world where the coolest girls are the ones wearing cashmere sweaters with blonde hair and tan skin. Jane Purdy wants luck to be on her side gets on her side right away. She meets Stan Crandall. He's the perfect guy! He's even tall enough for her to wear high heels around him!Yet Jane is she ready for Stan Crandall?

I think every girl can relate in some way to this book. It's a great read, filled with romance. So do yourself a favor and pick it up!
Boy Crazy  Mar 5, 2007
This story is and older time story about a girl named Jane Purdy. She is a girl who isn't noticed all the time and spends most of her time babysitting. One day when she is babysitting a little naughty girl who is going to dump ink on the white rug runs into the Doggie Diner deliverer who is totally cute. Later he calls her and they start dating. When the school dance comes he says he is going with someone else and she is devastated. Is Stan like someone else? Read this book to find out what happens.
a very girly story  Mar 1, 2005
Jane Purdy is a girl who really just isn't noticed like Marcy Strokes, who is known by all. While Marcy is going around with boys in converertibles, Jane is babysitting. Jane dreams of the day when she has a boy to take her to dances and the movies. One who is not too short to let Jane wear highheels and is old enough to drive.
That day feels like it will never come, but it does sooner than she thinks.

One day, Jane was at her wits end while is babysitting a little girl who was about to spill a bottle of permant ink on a white designer rug. Totally unexpected, the boy of Jane's dreams walks through the door. Through finding a boy Jane finds herself.

The dating style of a 15 yr. old in the 1950's is very different from dating today. This is a incredibly clean romance for preteens. But like most of Cleary's work there are dull and boring parts which want to make you put the book down. I would recommend this book if you like a very girly story.
What its like to be 15??!??  Mar 1, 2005
First off, let me tell you that I really liked this book. It was a little old fashion because it was writen in the 1950's, but it still had the same meaning.

Anyway, this book is about a girl, Jane, and her wanting to meet a boy very much. She keeps telling herself that she will meet this hansome boy thats around 16 and, they will fall madly in love. Well, it does happen for her, but just not in that order. She meets a boy while baby-siting for a little girl. They start to go out, but then he doean't ask her to the first high school dance. She is very hurt, but then he tells her its just one big mistake. Its really just about a girl going through her teenage years.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Great work from Beverly Cleary!!! Two thumbs up!! Read this book!!!

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