Adventures of the Teen Furies

Adventures of the Teen Furies

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by MaryJanice Davidson
     
 

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Andrea Grouper, chronic wise-ass and Air Force brat, has plenty to keep her busy. When she isn't battling her chauvinist father for freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution, she's keeping a wary eye on her best friend (who is under psychiatric care), avoiding her best friend's creepily manic boyfriend, fending off the poetic attentions of her own boyfriend, and hiding

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Andrea Grouper, chronic wise-ass and Air Force brat, has plenty to keep her busy. When she isn't battling her chauvinist father for freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution, she's keeping a wary eye on her best friend (who is under psychiatric care), avoiding her best friend's creepily manic boyfriend, fending off the poetic attentions of her own boyfriend, and hiding her crush on his best friend. Add an uncaring school and a loving but clueless family to the mix, and you've got Andrea's life in a nutshell--rollicking good times, the anger of the oppressed, and painful insecurity. In other words, adolescence. Andrea and her friends use role-playing games as an escape from their lives as misfit high schoolers, becoming fearless, buff young superheroes with a roll of the dice. Through their imaginary characters, they experience life, death, and everything in between, while in the real world they are more victims than heroes. Humorous and poignant, <I>Adventures</I> will strike a chord in teenagers because, like them, the Furies are alternately powerless and powerful. And, like them, the Furies find no matter how frightening or silly the circumstances, true friends are invaluable. [Cover art Dirk A Wolf]

Editorial Reviews

Kassia Krozser
Davidson uses the male-female mix of her group to explore the various romantic issues faced by teenagers. The entanglements are inevitable, and Davidson examines various scenarios as her characters fall in and out of love. As with most teenagers, the question of sex looms large in the mind of this group, and Davidson addresses their confusion without adopting a preachy stance.
Anonymous Reviewer
A YA novel, Adventures of the Teen Furies is about as true to teen life, in language and in emotional conflict, as any book I've read--and as a former high school teacher, I have read a great many. The characters are teens, with all that implies: mixed-up, prone to emotion, loyal, creative, wanting to grow up, afraid, and, above all else, lovable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000071069
Publisher:
Hard Shell Word Factory
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,249,254
File size:
455 KB

Meet the Author

When it comes to playful romances featuring vampires, werewolves, and Cyborgs, no one can touch the ultra-prolific MaryJanice Davidson. Her Undead Series is a wildly popular succession of books following Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor and her quest for love¿ and a great pair of shoes!

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
1969
Place of Birth:
Minot, North Dakota
Website:
http://www.maryjanicedavidson.net

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