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Cleavage : breakaway fiction for real girls

Author: Deb Loughead; Jocelyn Shipley
Publisher: Toronto : Sumach Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Collection of fifteen stories about girls who challenge convention and girls who wish they could, from the crazy antics around town of a giant 'regina' to bittersweet moments with a mom who has cancer. A pubescent girl longs for breast implants, a teen carries on a tongue-in-cheek correspondence with a glam magazine columnist, and a painter's daughter experiences the first awakenings of gay sexuality.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deb Loughead; Jocelyn Shipley
ISBN: 9781894549769 1894549767
OCLC Number: 233786909
Description: 186 p. : ports. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Former juice girl eats world's largest taco / Valerie Hunter --
Wax world / Anna Wärje --
Faceless on the farm / Ann Sutherland --
About my curves / Robin Stevenson --
The puberty theory / Kellee Ngan --
Presenting Miss Gorilla Legs / Lisabeth Jackson --
My mother's poison / Amanda Hartley --
Change room / Patricia McCowan --
Fat genes / Anne Ptasznik --
The giant Regina / Wendy A. Lewis --
My so not ballerina boobs / Jennifer Filipowicz --
Profanity / Karen Krossing --
Bare / Claire Tacon --
My mom is a freak / Ev Bishop --
The cake princess / Mar'ce Merrell.
Responsibility: edited by Deb Loughead & Jocelyn Shipley.

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A collection of fifteen stories about girls who stand against convention, and girls who wish they could. It features a range of issues from cosmetic surgery and makeup, and unhealthy attitudes toward  Read more...

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"Smart and satisfying tales. The dialogue is sharp and believably teenaged, the content often embarassingly true to life, and the tone is never condescending...An eminently readable collection here, Read more...

 
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