Fifteen by Beverly ClearyFifteen by Beverly Cleary

Fifteen

byBeverly Cleary

Paperback | January 2, 2007

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It seems too good to be true. The most popular boy in school has asked Jane out -- and she's never even dated before. Stan is tall and good-looking, friendly and hard-working -- everything Jane ever dreamed of. But is she ready for this?

Suppose her parents won't let her go? What if she's nervous and makes a fool of herself? Maybe he'll think she's too young. If only she knew all the clever things to say. If only she were prettier. If only she were ready for this...

With her usual warmth, perceptiveness, and humor, Beverly Cleary creates the joys and worries of a young girl's first crush.
It seems too good to be true. The most popular boy in school has asked Jane out -- and she's never even dated before. Stan is tall and good-looking, friendly and hard-working -- everything Jane ever dreamed of. But is she ready for this?Suppose her parents won't let her go? What if she's nervous and makes a fool of herself? Maybe he'll...
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Title:FifteenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.52 inPublished:January 2, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0380728044

ISBN - 13:9780380728046

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous But Underrated YA Novel! Beverly Cleary is a very gifted author. She's known mostly for the Ramona books, I think, but a huge kudos is in order for "Fifteen". Sad to say this was written in the 1950s and yet I am the first reviewer for this book. Anyway, moving on... I received this book many years ago, when I was about 13, and have read and re-read it too many times to count, but the evidence of the re-reads is in the well-worn cover and spine. The book is fabulous. Jane is 15, and the narrator for the book, and she lets readers in on her 15-year old life, which includes babysitting, friends, school and of course, boys. She meets Stan Crandall, a new boy in the area, and they begin dating, with funny results. Yes, some things are quite dated - this book was written in 1956, after all - but the important things remain: the insecurities one feels at 15. There are always going to be the 'cool kids', the mean girls who try to cut you down, the intellectuals who look down their noses at you, the family friends, the class clowns, the perfect ex, the loyal friends, the embarrassing parents - and all of these are included in the book. At times I still laugh out loud while reading it. It's a fun, breezy read, a sweet book about a first love, and about a girl who tries to do the right thing but sometimes life gets in the way. Recommend for 12+ (or even 11 year olds, depending).
Date published: 2017-01-13

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Popular American young adult author Beverly Cleary entertains millions of children with her Henry, Ramona and Beezus characters. Now, Cleary brings her trademark warmth to the story of a 15-year-old girl coping with the difficulties of her first true romantic crush. Fifteen is a warm and funny read for children aged 10 and up.

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“The best teenage story of this or many a season.” (—NY Herald Tribune)