Kelly 'N' Me

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Anthony, 15, helps his mother, a has-been actress, pay the bills by playing guitar in Central Park. One day he meets Kelly Callahan, a girl with a beautiful voice, singing in the park, and they work up an act together. They become successful street performers—and fall in love. But Kelly is not who she claims to be. When she reveals her true life, their friendship is severely tested.

"The complex characters and powerfully drawn setting command attention." (Kirkus Reviews)


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Overview

Anthony, 15, helps his mother, a has-been actress, pay the bills by playing guitar in Central Park. One day he meets Kelly Callahan, a girl with a beautiful voice, singing in the park, and they work up an act together. They become successful street performers—and fall in love. But Kelly is not who she claims to be. When she reveals her true life, their friendship is severely tested.

"The complex characters and powerfully drawn setting command attention." (Kirkus Reviews)


Author Bio: Myron Levoy's young adult novels have received many honors including ALA Best Books, US National Book Award Finalist, and the national awards of Holland, Austria, and Germany for Alan and Naomi, which was made into a motion picture.

His work frequently depicts outsiders—often with humor—searching for identity and connection, with growing insight into their own true selves.

Fifteen-year-old Anthony falls for Kelly, the mysterious girl whom he meets singing in Central Park and joins to perform street music all over New York, but their romance is threatened by their very different backgrounds.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Hoping for donations, Anthony, 15, sings and plays his guitar in New York City's Central Park. He is outshone one summer day by Kelly, a 16-year-old with a remarkable voice. They ultimately team up and begin dating, although Kelly, who claims she's as impoverished as Anthony and his divorced, alcoholic mother, warns of her imminent move to San Francisco. Gradually, the girl tells about her former drug addiction and her contentious relationship with her wealthy parents. After meeting the snobbish couple, Anthony understands Kelly's need to escape. Readers, though, may be less sympathetic; Kelly's past promiscuity, drug arrests and runaway attempts have thoroughly exasperated her parents. She distributes food to the indigent and sees their plight firsthand, but the girl's general contempt for the privileged life renders her ungrateful. Levoy's misguided solution to Kelly's problems seems irresponsible. His dialogue, while natural, contains some profanity. Also, Anthony's breezy narrative grows turbulent in this presentation of two contrasting yet equally unhappy families. Ages 12-up. (Oct.)
School Library Journal
Gr 8-10-- Anthony Milano, struggling to earn money to help his mother pay for their necessities, meets Kelly, a girl who is also playing a guitar and singing outside the Central Park Zoo in New York City. They team up professionally and personally, quickly becoming close enough to share secrets. Anthony's problems are obvious (shy, low self-esteem, his mother drinks too much.) But Kelly is clearly more deeply troubled. She gives all of her earnings away to homeless people; lies about her identity; and eventually reveals that her family is wealthy, that she hates them, and that she wants to run away while they are in Europe. Stunned when her parents are about to make an early return, Kelly convinces herself to face them. She makes a botched attempt to convey her feelings, however, and is determined to leave. Ever thoughtful and loyal to both his mother and Kelly, Anthony is suddenly forced to choose between them. As quickly as things seem to happen in this story, the characters develop slowly and credibly. There is a great deal of action in the simple plot that will appeal to thoughtful teens. --Linda Tashbook, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595093564
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2000
  • Pages: 212
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 0.48 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Myron Levoy was born and raised in New York City, where many of his stories take place. His young adult novels frequently depict outsiders—often with humor—searching for identity and connections, with growing insight into their true selves. Works include “Alan and Naomi,” “A Shadow Like a Leopard,” “Three Friends,” “Pictures of Adam,” and “Kelly ’n’ Me.”
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2001

    sweet and sad story

    this has got to be the sweetest and saddest story i have ever read. But I loved it

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