Synopses & Reviews
In this Booklist Top Ten Romance Book, everything eleven-year-old Sassy knows about love comes from the magazine Love Confessions. But now that she has her eyes on her handsome neighbor, Boon, she wants more details. Only nobody will talk to her, not her widowed father or her never-married housekeeper or, worst of all, her gorgeous sister, Lula, who has more boyfriends than she can shake a stick at. When Lula sets up Sassy for an embarrassing moment, Sassy vows revenge: she will make Boon her boyfriend and show Lula a thing or two in the process.
* "The story is laugh-out-loud funny, but it is also a timeless tale of anger, grief, and love, with surprising twists in plot and character that will break your heart." --Booklist, Starred Review
"A gem of Southern storytelling. Hemphill is a strong new voice in children's literature. A fine follow-up to her excellent debut, Long Gone Daddy (2006)." --Kirkus Reviews
* "Much more than a tale of young romance gone sour. . . . A perfect follow up to [Hemphill's] beautiful debut novel, Long Gone Daddy (Front Street (Boyds Mills Press), 2006)." --Library Media Connection, Starred Review
About the Author
Helen Hemphill grew up in Texas and now lives in Austin and Nashville, Tennessee. She is the author of the novel Long Gone Daddy, which was published to considerable critical acclaim. The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones is her third book.