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Jeannette Eyerly (1908–2008)

Autor(a) de The Seeing Summer

21 Works 249 Membros 5 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

Author Jeannette Eyerly wrote 18 young adult novels and two books of poetry during her lifetime. She won the Christopher Medal for Escape from Nowhere, about a girl's struggle with drugs. Her book, He's My Baby Now, about an unmarried father seeking to keep his child was adapted into an after mostrar mais school special entitled Schoolboy Father. Her books primarily dealt with serious topics as drug abuse, suicide, teen pregnancy, abortion and divorce. She was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 2006. She died on August 18, 2008 at the age of 100. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Jeannette Eyerly

The Seeing Summer (1981) 34 exemplares
A Girl Like Me (1960) 27 exemplares
Escape from Nowhere (1969) 23 exemplares
The Girl Inside (1968) — Autor — 19 exemplares
Bonnie Jo, Go Home (1972) 18 exemplares
He's My Baby Now (1977) 15 exemplares
Drop Out (1963) — Autor — 14 exemplares
See Dave Run (1978) 13 exemplares
If I Loved You Wednesday (1980) — Autor — 13 exemplares
Writing Young Adult Novels (1988) — Autor — 13 exemplares
Good-Bye to Budapest (1974) — Autor — 10 exemplares
Phaedra Complex (1971) 10 exemplares
The Leonardo Touch (1976) 9 exemplares
Someone to Love Me (1987) 7 exemplares
Gretchen's Hill (1965) 5 exemplares
Radigan Cares (1978) — Autor — 5 exemplares
An Alphabet Book for Adults (2000) 4 exemplares
Angel Baker, thief (1984) 4 exemplares
World of Ellen March (1964) — Autor — 4 exemplares
More Than a Summer Love (1983) 1 exemplar


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When a new girl, Jenny moves in next door, Carey is worried she won't be able to do anything because she is blind. She soon finds out differently. Jenny is very capable. I thought this was a very true to life story.
dara85 | Oct 10, 2023 |
I was trying to relive my youth by reading a Jeannette Eyerly. I really enjoyed her books as a teenager. This one is a bit dated. The times have changed so much about students falling for their teachers. This story was pretty innocent except for a kiss exchanged. If you are interested in dipping into this author, I would suggest one of her other books.
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dara85 | Jan 4, 2015 |
Usual writing stuff. The chapter on character development is especially good
carterchristian1 | Dec 13, 2012 |
Like most parents in divorce-themed teen novels from this era Ellen March's parents announce the impending event without using phrases like "no-good bum" or "gold-digging floozy." Everything will work out fine. We still love you, we're just not going to live together, etc. Ellen's parents then get the best of all possible divorces -- the Sophisticated New York City kind. (Ellen even lunches at the Plaza with her father after the Big Talk.) Their exact reasons remain maddeningly vague. But if The World of Ellen March is not quite upfront about the messy details of divorce, it's very good with the emotional after-effects.
Ellen's mother, to "establish residency," moves them to a small Midwestern city where Ellen is afraid to confess to the other girls in school the reason her father won't be at the annual Dad's Dinner. These chapters are more realistic than the main plot, in which Ellen decides to kidnap her little sister and disappear, hoping this will bring her parents together. This, of course, goes awry in a way that involves a runaway juvenile delinquent and a car accident, only for it all to end happily, with Ellen waking up safe in the hospital to see her father standing over her bed.
Or...not so happily. The last chapter of the book is almost like the beginning of another book entirely. Ellen's parents are not getting back together -- in fact, her father is furious and her parting with him presages years of therapy. Everyone at school knows what she has done. She's left alone in the hospital with only the remote sympathy of a military nurse -- and the friendship of one Alex Quiner, also a child of divorce. Both the military nurse and Alex are small hints at a different world -- a kind of outcast community, which has seen beyond Dad's Dinners and getting married right after high school. It is clear this is going to be Ellen's world, too. And it's clear it's not such a frightening world, after all.
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Lcanon | Apr 28, 2011 |



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