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Dinny Gordon, Junior by Anne Emery
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Dinny Gordon, Junior (1964)

by Anne Emery

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Dinny Gordon travels through her junior year of high school with a few tribulations. She is unjustly fired from her job at Harlech's Variety Store for reporting a shoplifting incident. Curt Beauregard stops speaking to her when she accepts a date with Tom--but she reminds Curt that they aren't going steady and they are both are free to date others. Then she copes with prejudice against her friends, Mike and Debby who are Jewish. Dinny grows deeper into her archaeology interest and counsels a troubled adolescent.

This is my favorite Dinny Gordon novel! ( )
  shsunon | Feb 17, 2013 |
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There was a lot more involved in going with a boy, Dinny admitted to herself, than she had believed last year there would be.
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Dinny Gordon's junior year in high school is unusually filled with problems. Feeling unready to go steady, Dinny struggles with her feelings for Curt and her attraction to Tom. Meanwhile, she takes a job but loses it due to a shoplifting incident. Dinny, then, confronts prejudice among her friends when a Jewish family moves into the neighborhood. A job at the public library is one of the best aspects of her junior year.... until she attends a college lecture that fuels her love of ancient history. And it doesn't hurt that Brad Kenyon is standing by with a helping hand...
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