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Wonderland: A Year in the Life of an American High School

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Pennsbury High School would be like any other were it not for one thing: its prom. Its spring dance is considered to be one of this country's best legacies. Wonderland is the inspiring true story of a dance floor and the kids who fill it: a tale of hope, sex, love, and loss. For one year, the students, parents, and teachers of Pennsbury invited Michael Bamberger, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, into their classrooms, their homes, their parties, and their dreams. He discovered an extraordinary and disparate group of everyday teenagers whose stories were touching, odd, funny, and beautiful.

In Wonderland, lives intersect in unpredictable ways and are never what they appear to be. The star quarterback hides the pain of not knowing where his father is. A student with cerebral palsy is desperate to learn to tie Eagle Scout knots, despite a useless left hand. And then there is Bob Costa, who dreams of bringing glory to the school by convincing John Mayer, whose song "Your Body Is a Wonderland" is an anthem for the students, to perform at the prom. Critically acclaimed in hardcover, Wonderland is published in paperback with a new afterword by the author.

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For one year, the students, parents, and teachers of Pennsbury High School invited the author into their classrooms, their homes, their parties, and their dreams where he discovered an extraordinary and disparate group of everyday teenagers whose stories were touching, odd, funny, and beautiful.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802141972
Author:
Bamberger, Michael
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Secondary
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Youth
Subject:
Pennsylvania
Subject:
Youth - Pennsylvania - Fairless Hills -
Subject:
High school students - Pennsylvania -
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 11.5 oz

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