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First Times: Stories Selected by Marthe Jocelyn

by Marthe Jocelyn

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Fore - A boy takes a job caddying and hooks up unknowingly with a money launderer who vanishes when the police show up. Grade 7-8 at the lowest.
Wings - A boys sees his first dead body - a WWII pilot who he knew because he went to school with the boy. (Not good)
Career Woman - She works at a car rental place. her boss ends up firing her. She eggs the car and gets picked up by police.
Blue Jeans - The story of a boy's attraction to a blue jeans salesman. He wants to ask her out but doesn't due to a lack of courage.
Solitary Night - A girl lies to her mother after the girl's friend cancel at the last minute. Home alone, she falls prey to a peeping tom who impersonates a policeman.
Issues - A boy desperate to show his parents how mature he is blows it by leaving the house a complete mess when he thinks they won't be home until later.
First Time Never-Holding Hands - A creative writing story a boy is writing for his English teaher. HIs next door neighbour is a zombie.
Golden Boy - a tory about a boy's uncle who turns out to be a complete jerk.
Please Help - A boy has a crush on his teacher and when he sees her a a mall, it leads to all kinds of problems.
This Boy - A girl gets a boyfriend who is older.
First Meat - About a boy who has to put his dog to sleep, but decides to buy him a burger first.
The Crown in the Classroom - Way too weird.
The New World - A girl at a boarding schol because parents are splitting .

You always know when you're doing something for the first time. You remember the details. But only once in a while do you notice that it's over and will never happen again. ( )
  JRlibrary | Jul 16, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 088776777X, Paperback)

“First times” can be life-changing experiences. Marthe Jocelyn has selected fourteen unforgettable stories, written by several of the best authors in North America, which explore human nature and take the reader on a transforming journey. From innocent firsts, such as first blue jeans, first boyfriend, first job, first step into adulthood, to the more complex first disillusionment, first inappropriate love, first family breakup, first breach of trust, to the shocking first dead body and first night alone, the stories in First Times — in all their diversity — embrace and captivate with their power.

Contributors include Martha Slaughter, Curtis Parkinson, Susan Juby, Alan Cumyn, Susan Adach, Ted Staunton, Richard Scrimger, Gillian Chan, Bill Habeeb, Nancy Hartry, Bill Richardson, Tim Wynne-Jones, Marthe Jocelyn, and Sarah Ellis.

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Collects fourteen short stories by Canadian and American authors in which young people undergo their first experiences of various activities, from working as a caddy to falling in love.

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