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Like a modern-day Cyrano de Bergerac, Elisa ghostwrites love notes for the boys in her school. But when Elisa falls for Theo Moses, things change fast. Theo asks for verses to court the lovely Lila—a girl known for her beauty, her popularity, and a cutting ability to remind Elisa that she has none of these. At home, Elisa's father, the one person she feels understands her, has left on an extended business trip. As the days grow shorter, Elisa worries that the increasingly urgent letters she sends her father won't bring him home. Like the undercover agent she feels she has become, Elisa retreats to a pond in the woods, where her talent for ice-skating gives her the confidence to come out from under cover and take center stage. But when Lila becomes jealous of Theo's friendship with Elisa, her revenge nearly destroys Elisa's ice-skating dreams and her plan to reunite her family.

National Book Award nominee Beth Kephart's first young adult novel is a stunning debut.

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Elisa Cantor's love poems are famous. They're signed by the boys at Elisa's high school, who seek her verses to woo their girlfriends. When Theo Moses asks for a poem to court Lila, that request sets off a chain of unexpected events for Elisa.

About the Author

Beth Kephart was nominated for a National Book Award for her memoir A Slant of Sun. Her first novel for teens, Undercover, received four starred reviews and was named a Best Book by Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and Amazon.com. In 2005 Beth was awarded the Speakeasy Poetry Prize. She has also written Into the Tangle of Friendship: A Memoir of the Things That Matter; Still Love in Strange Places: A Memoir; Ghosts in the Garden: Reflections on Endings, Beginnings, and the Unearthing of Self; Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River; Zenobia: The Curious Book of Business; and House of Dance. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family.

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ISBN:
9780061238932
Author:
Kephart, Beth
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Author:
by Beth Kephart
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Emotions and Feelings
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Laura Geringer Books
Publication Date:
20070918
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.40x5.32x1.08 in. .76 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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