A classic coming-of-age love story from beloved Newbery Medal winner Beverly Cleary.
Sixteen-year-old Shelley Latham longs for her junior year of high school to be different from the stifling sameness of the years before. When she is sent from Oregon to California to stay with friends of the family for the school year, she gets her wish.
Right away, Shelley's pretty looks and "Northern" ways endear her to her new classmates, including Hartley, the student body president. Meanwhile, Shelley sets her heart on star basketball player Philip--and when he asks her out, everything seems perfect. Shelley truly is the luckiest girl...but is it Philip or Hartley whom she really loves?
"Sixteen-year-old Shelley latham, in a fit of rebellion against her mother's lack of understanding, persuades her parents to send her to California for the coming school year."-- "ALA Booklist""Ought to be required reading for teenage daughters and their mothers." -- "The New York Times"