First Time

First Time

by Meg Tilly


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Haley and Lynn are best friends. When Lynn meets Chad, a player several years older, Haley feels left out. She tries to be happy for her friend, but when her mother's new boyfriend starts making unwanted advances, Haley finds she has no one to tell. Not wanting to upset her mother's happiness and finding that Lynn is drifting away, Haley has to face her tormentor alone and face up to some very hard truths.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551439440
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/2008
Series: Orca Soundings Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 318,465
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: HL580L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Meg Tilly is the author of two adult novels, Singing Songs (A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, 1994) and Gemma, both published with Syren Book Company. Her first YA novel, Porcupine, was released by Tundra in Sept 2007, and was shortlisted for a BC Book Prize, The Canadian Libraries Association Best Children’s Book 2008, and Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award 2008. It also was an Ontario Library Top Ten Best Bets 2008. First Time is her first book published with Orca. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with her family. For more information, visit

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"Get off!" I push at him hard, with both hands. The next thing I know, he's pinned my hands over my head. I'm stunned how fast this guy can move. "It seems that we've fallen," he says, like he's talking about the color of his necktie.

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First Time 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
FIRST TIME is a fast-paced, intense novel that is sure to keep you guessing and turning its pages.

In 112 pages, the protagonist retells a shocking story with vivid detail and shocking honesty. The story builds slowly at first, crescendoing, coming to an abrupt halt when Larry, Haley's mom's boyfriend, enters her room, when her mom isn't at home.

The plot quickly spirals, while Haley is left alone to fend for herself. She battles with the idea of telling her mother the truth about Larry, but has nobody she can turn to for advice in the meantime.

Her best friend has been swept off her feet by the popular, high school grad who works at the local Dairy Queen (who doesn't even remember her just a day after they meet, after they exchange numbers).

Filled with conflicting emotions, ice cream, and a particularly lonely Teen Night at the local ice skating rink, FIRST TIME is sure to get your pulse going and is definitely worth a read.

Meg Tilly is an up-and-coming author you'll be sure to want to check out.
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Sure it was good at first then as the story starts going it just stops, like what the hell. It was 60 pages long. Stuipd. Dont wastr your money on a book that the author couldnt even finish.
alii101 More than 1 year ago
It was way to short.. i think it should be at least 5 bucks or less.. not worth my money.. the story was good but 100 pages is way too short. It made me feel as is i was reading a story that happen in 4 days and in the end i was left with out an answer i mean what happen next??.. its a good but from 1-10 i would say maybe a 4.
fashionaddictTeen More than 1 year ago
Such a great story I wish there was more or a part two.
ashleyp1226 More than 1 year ago
i liked it a lot but it was really short and didn't have much of a conclusion