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Karin's Dilemma (Not Just Proms &…

Karin's Dilemma (Not Just Proms & Parties) (Teen Series)

by Patricia G. Penny

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Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

Karin's dilemma is her mother's boyfriend. Karin's father left them years ago, and her mother has never really shown an interest in another man. It was probably a lack of self-confidence that caused her to feel more comfortable spending her free time watching TV with Karin or reading or crocheting. Then along came Cal.

Cal works in the same telemarketing business as Karin's mother. There's something a bit creepy about Cal, but Karin can't quite put her finger on it. He begins spending more and more time at their house, and during that time he lets a few things slip.

Karin's boyfriend, Ben, mentions that he saw Cal at the courthouse. Cal's explanation of handling a speeding ticket doesn't make sense when Ben points out to Karin that the courthouse location where Cal was seen is for criminal cases only. When confronted, Cal comes up with what Karin thinks is a lame excuse.

When Karin's mother announces that Cal is moving in, Karin decides to take action. She is going away to college in the fall, which means their time together is limited. But what bothers Karin is that once she is gone, her mother will be alone with Cal and that makes her very uncomfortable. How can she convince her mother that she deserves better?

Patricia G. Penny continues the NOT JUST PROMS & PARTIES series with KARIN'S DILEMMA. Quick, easy reading with a contemporary theme, it is sure to be popular with teen girls. ( )
  GeniusJen | Oct 11, 2009 |
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Karin's mother, raising her teenage daughter, Karen, on her own after her abusive husband left, has created a different set of problems for her when her new beer-guzzling boyfriend starts grabbing at her. Karen knows she has to get out of that apartment.… (more)

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