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Girl walking backwards

Williams, Bett.

New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 1998.

242 p. ; 21 cm.

Skye wants what all teenagers want--to survive high school. She lives in Southern California, though, which is making that difficult. Her mother has fallen victim to the pseudo-New Age culture and insists on dragging her to consciousness-raising workshops and hypnotists. As if this weren't difficult enough, Skye falls in love with Jessica, a troubled gothic punk girl who cuts herself regularly with sharp objects. When she finds her boyfriend having sex with Jessica in a bathroom stall ata rave, her romantic illusions collapse and she has to face the fact that she's been running away from her mother's insanity. Right when things look their worst though, Skye is helped by Mol, a pagan who becomes her true friend, and Lorri, a graceful volelyball player with whom she finds real love. From them she learns how to feel authentic emotions in a culture of poseurs and New Age charlatans. In this anti-coming-of-age novel, where growing up is irrelevant, this is the best gift of all.



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LC Call No:

PS3573.I44747 G57 1998

Dewey Class No:

813/.54 21


Williams, Bett.


Girl walking backwards / by Bett Williams.


1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.


New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 1998.


242 p. ; 21 cm.


Teenage girls--Fiction.


High school students--Fiction.


Mothers and daughters--Fiction.


New Age movement--Fiction.


Contributor biographical information


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