The 25 Pains of Kennedy BainesUnknown - 2006
In this very modern-day Pride and Prejudice, Kennedy is newly 15 and resents it. She's reluctant to join the ranks of burdened adults yet frustrated by the timid passions of her teenaged boyfriend Jordan. She resorts to Jane Austen novels and Colin Firth movies. But a typical summer turns not-so when her best friend Sarina becomes self-destructive and a creepy cyber-stalker appears on their chat line. Things truly get hot when a family friend from England visits, accompanied by her 18-year-old son named Colin. In a story both hilarious and poignant, Kennedy finds the courage to ask the right questions and to see truth for what it is. By summer's end, she's learned about trust, love and the power that comes from not holding back.Critically acclaimed author Dede Crane captures exactly the right mix of angst, melodrama and romance that peppers the lives of young girls on the cusp of adulthood. This book will appeal to teenaged girls, and also to their parents, who may remember the agony and thrill of being a teenager.Ages 10-15
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : Raincoast Books, c2006
Branch Call Number: FIC Crane
Characteristics: 240 p.
Alternative Title: The Twenty-five pains of Kennedy Baines
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