The award-winning story of the end of innocence follows the idyllic first romance between Katherine and Michael to its bitter conclusion in a summer separation. By the author of Summer Sisters. Reissue.
No preaching (Blume never does) but the message is clear; no hedging (Blume never does) but a candid account by Kathy gives intimate details of a first sexual relationship. The characters and dialogue are equally natural and vigorous, the language uncensored, the depiction of family relationships outstanding.—Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books. ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults.