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Carmen

by Carole Fréchette, translated by Susan Ouriou

tagged: peer pressure, coming of age
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pages: 112
ISBN:9780889953222
publisher: Red Deer Press
Description

"Today . . . I want . . . I . . . I want to be loved."

On a gray Valentine's Day, fifteen year-old Carmen's world is turned upside down. She must give a presentation in class, and her fear of public speaking is making her sick. To make matters worse, Carmen is convinced today is the day she'll die of shame. If only she hadn't put that note in Simon Krasinski's locker asking him to the school dance!

Instead of going to school, Carmen runs the other way into an adventure she could never have imagined. When she meets a local rock star at a laundromat, Carmen is propelled into a journey of self-discovery where maybe, just maybe, she'll find the elusive love she so desires.

Translated by Susan Ouriou.

About the Authors

Carole Fréchette

Carole Fréchette has won many awards in Quebec. She is also a widely celebrated dramatist, winning such prizes as the Governor General's Award. Susan Ouriou has translated from both French and Spanish. Her translations have been shortlisted for both the Governor General's Award and the IBBY honor list.

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Susan Ouriou

Carole Fréchette has won many awards in Quebec. She is also a widely celebrated dramatist, winning such prizes as the Governor General's Award. Susan Ouriou has translated from both French and Spanish. Her translations have been shortlisted for both the Governor General's Award and the IBBY honor list.

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