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Dress codes for small towns / Courtney Stevens.

Stevens, Courtney C., author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library Y STE (Text) 33500012565438 Main Available -
Breckenridge Public Library Y STE (Text) 33500012565446 Main Checked out 08/01/2019
Godel Memorial-Warren Library ya STE (Text) 35500005940331 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062398512
  • ISBN: 0062398512
  • Physical Description: 337 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Teen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Rebelling against the role others believe she should conform to, Billie McCaffrey struggles with her feelings for two of her friends.
As the tomboy daughter of the town's preacher, Billie McCaffrey would rather wear sweats, build furniture, and get into trouble with her solid group of friends: Woods, Mash, Davey, Fifty, and Janie Lee. When Janie Lee confesses to Billie that she's in love with Woods, Billie realizes that she is also in love with Woods ... and maybe with Janie Lee, too. She keeps her conflicting feelings to herself as she comes to terms with the gray areas of love, gender, and friendship.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 June #1
    *Starred Review* Stevens' (The Lies about Truth, 2015) poignant new novel tells the story of a memorable summer in Otters Holt, Kentucky, fraught with big mistakes, small lies, and copious misunderstandings. Billie McCaffrey—artist, preacher's daughter, and general troublemaker—finds herself in an awkward position when she and her four best friends, known collectively as the Hexagon, accidentally burn down a section of their church on the same night that one of the pillars of the community passes away, leaving the future of the all-important Harvest Festival in jeopardy. The Hexagon, and Billie in particular, find themselves in the spotlight as they work to save the festival and stay out of trouble. Stevens moves the narrative beyond mere small-town drama by building in-depth characters; examining boundaries between friendship and romance, and different generational approaches to religion; and confronting gender and sexual assumptions head-on. The lack of didacticism and a decision not to focus on demonizing religion in the face of sexual exploration (and vice versa) makes this novel stand out in exemplary fashion. This is a beautifully written, quiet, and nuanced exploration of human connection, self-discovery, and living to the fullest no matter what others might think. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Sex role > Juvenile fiction.
Identity (Philosophical concept) > Juvenile fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Sex role > Fiction.
Identity > Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Dating & Sex.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBT.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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