One true way

by Hitchcock, Shannon,

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Summary
From the moment she met Samantha, star of the school basketball team, on her first day at Daniel Boone Middle School, Allison Drake felt she had found a friend, something she needs badly since her brother died and her father left--but as their friendship grows it begins to evolve into a deeper emotion, and in North Carolina in 1977, it is not easy to discover that you might be gay.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Hitchcock The Ballad of Jessie Pearl (2013) and Ruby Lee & Me (2016) is no stranger to writing about the tumultuous lives of young people. Reminiscent of Nancy Garden's Annie on My Mind (1982), Hitchcock's novel follows Allie and Samantha as they navigate a newfound friendship and slowly budding romance against the backdrop of religious intolerance, family discord, and school drama ­complete with a plethora of 1970s pop-culture references. Religion bumps up against self-discovery and early romantic fulfillment, but with an accepting minister and supportive friends, both Allie and Sam work to understand their place in the rural South. The story explores the delicate dance of coming out at a young age, and while the book is reminiscent of early LGBTQ fiction for young readers family strife, alienation, quickly wrapped-up endings, and so on the 1970s time frame provides something of a justification for the southern attitudes. Young readers will find this novel to be ultimately uplifting and inspirational, particularly considering the current lack of middle-grade books with LGBTQ content.--Bittner, Rob Copyright 2017 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "After moving from New Jersey to a conservative North Carolina town, Allie Drake has two goals for her first day at Daniel Boone Middle School: make a friend and join the newspaper staff. She accomplishes both after meeting a girl named Sam, "probably the friendliest person I'd ever met," who introduces Allie to the newspaper's editor. Allie has felt invisible ever since her brother, Eric, died in a car accident; her grieving parents separated; and her mother became oppressively overprotective. She's instantly drawn to Sam (and the attraction is mutual), but Allie is afraid to confide in her mother, for fear of causing her "the kind of pain that Eric's death had." Setting her novel in the 1970s, Hitchcock (Ruby Lee & Me) sensitively explores the hurdles facing the girls' tentative romance, including the teachings of Sam's parents' church and the realization that the dismissal of their favorite teachers, a lesbian couple, doesn't bode well for their future together. A believable supporting cast helps deliver potent messages about the dangers of intolerance and the importance of being true to oneself. Ages 9-12. Agent: Deborah Warren, East-West Agency. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Lesbians Juvenile fiction
Identity (Psychology) Juvenile fiction
Mothers and daughters Juvenile fiction
Friendship Juvenile fiction
Bereavement Juvenile fiction
Families North Carolina 20th century Juvenile fiction
Lesbians Fiction
Identity Fiction
Mothers and daughters Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Grief Fiction
Family life North Carolina 20th century Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
North Carolina Social life and customs 20th century Juvenile fiction.
Electronic books.
Bildungsromans.
Historical fiction.
20th century
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Scholastic Inc.2018
2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience 4-7.
560L
Language English
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ISBN 9781338181739
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