For Keeps

By Friend, Natasha

Publishers Summary:
Josie’s never met her dad, and that’s fine with her. To Josie, Paul Tucci is just a guy who got her mom pregnant and then moved away. It all happened sixteen years ago, when Josie’s mom was still a teenager herself. But now Paul Tucci is back in town, and Josie has to deal with not one but two men in her life—her father and her first boyfriend, who Josie fears will hurt her just like Paul hurt her mother.

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ISBN
978-0-67001-190-2
Publisher
Viking


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2010

Gr 7-Up Josie's junior year is more eventful than she had expected. While navigating her first serious romance, she must come to terms with the fact that her mother has a boyfriend for the first time in 16 years. Josie has never known her father, who moved out of state with his family before she was born. When her paternal grandparents move back into town, she has to f...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2010

"It's the perfect Lifetime Television movie. Boy and Girl meet, fall in love, have sex, Girl gets pregnant, Boy falls off the face of the Earth." The "Girl" is Josie's mom Kate, who had Josie when she was a senior in high school. The "Boy" is Paul Tucci, Josie's father, who moved away with his family before she was born and was never heard from again. Now, sixteen years later, Josie's paternal grandparents have moved b...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on October 1, 2010

Josie's mom had her when she was in high school; Josie's father, Paul, moved away before she was born. Now, sixteen years late...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on April 6, 2010

- Features a close but complicated mother-daughter relationship, and examines how that relationship changes when first boyfriends, old boyfriends, fathers, and potential stepfathers are added to the mix. - Fans of smart-girl novels by authors like Lau...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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