This groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings.
Of the author and the book, the Margaret A. Edwards Award committee said, ""Nancy Garden has the distinction of being the first author for young adults to create a lesbian love story with a positive ending. Using a fluid, readable style, Garden opens a window through which readers can find courage to be true to themselves.""
The 25th Anniversary Edition features a full-length interview with the author by Kathleen T. Horning, Director of the Cooperative Children's Book Center. Ms. Garden answers such revealing questions as how she knew she was gay, why she wrote the book, censorship, and the book's impact on readers - then and now.
""Brings this classic of the genre to a whole new generation of readers.""
""The body of adolescent literature has waited for this book a long time . . . Gut-level believable."" - VOYA
""An eye-opener (maybe 'heart-opener' is a better term) . . . Just the thing to provoke some honest conversation."" - The Milwaukee Journal