Country Girl, City Girl

Country Girl, City Girl

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by Lisa Clough
     
 

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Phoebe Sharp has long red braids. She wears old beat-up sneakers and clothes from Goodwill. She lives with her father and brother on a small farm in Maine, where she reads fairy tales to her goats and snaps pictures with her Instamatic camera. Phoebe doesn’t have a single friend, never mind a boyfriend—that is, not until she meets Melita.

Melita

Overview

Phoebe Sharp has long red braids. She wears old beat-up sneakers and clothes from Goodwill. She lives with her father and brother on a small farm in Maine, where she reads fairy tales to her goats and snaps pictures with her Instamatic camera. Phoebe doesn’t have a single friend, never mind a boyfriend—that is, not until she meets Melita.

Melita arrives at the Sharps’ farm in a see-through T-shirt and strappy platform sandals that show off her drawn-on “tattoo.” With her caramel-colored skin, stylish clothes, and urban attitude, Melita seems as different from Phoebe as two teenage girls could be. Through the summer, the girls grow to know each other. As their friendship develops, confusing feelings also begin to emerge. Could their friendship be deepening into something more?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547347868
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/18/2009
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
242,613
File size:
766 KB
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Lisa Jahn-Clough has written and illustrated a number of books for young children, including Alicia Has a Bad Day, My Friend and I, Missing Molly, Simon and Molly Plus Hester, and On the Hill, as well as her debut young adult novel Country Girl, City Girl. She is the chair of the illustration program at Maine College of Art and also teaches at the Vermont College Writing for Children and Young Adults program. She lives in Portland, Maine.

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Country Girl, City Girl 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a guy, and I was easily drawn into this story about a girl who is confused over her feelings for another girl. A great coming of age story that never spiraled into cliche.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't believe I paid $11.00 for this for my nook... only to find out it's only 134 pages... wth??