For Keeps by Natasha FriendFor Keeps by Natasha Friend

For Keeps

byNatasha Friend

Paperback | April 28, 2011

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For sixteen years, Josie Gardner and her mom, Kate, have been a team. It's been the Gardner Girls against the world, and that's how Josie likes it. Until one day, they find out that Paul Tucci, Kate's high school boyfriend-the father Josie has never met-is back in town. Josie's mom suddenly turns back into the heartbroken teenager she was when Paul moved away. Meanwhile, Josie's on the verge of having her first real boyfriend. And when Josie learns some surprising truths about Paul Tucci and the past, she begins questioning what she thought she knew, and finds out what happens when a girl gets the guy she always wanted and the dad she never knew she needed.
Natasha Friend was born to an English professor father and a poet/actress mother. She was raised in a house without a television. At the time, she thought this was the worst form of child abuse. Now, she understands the method to her parents’ madness: they wanted her to be a reader. Spending most of her childhood at the Hamilton Public...
Title:For KeepsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.3 × 5.6 × 0.7 inPublished:April 28, 2011Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142418463

ISBN - 13:9780142418468

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 3 out of 5 by from For Keeps by Natasha Friend There’s a lot of drama in ‘For Keeps’—but there’s a lot of humor, too. This was a pretty good book for me. Nothing spectacular, but I enjoyed it. The only thing that I didn't like is that I felt that the ending was too soon.
Date published: 2017-09-14

Editorial Reviews

Fast-paced and full of little twists, Josie+s story is a sweet and savvy coming-of-age tale. Hopeful and endearing." -Kirkus