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Deanie Gauthier is a troubled teenager, who smokes dope and shaves her head. Her family life is troubled, to say the least, as she lives with her irresponsible mother and her mother's abusive boyfriend. Most people at school thinks she's really weird and maybe even scary. But the one thing they all admire her for is her ability to play basketball.
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It's as captain of her high school's women's basketball team that Deanie gets to know Sam Styles, a straight-shooter who doesn't like drugs and goes to church with his dad, Reuben (who appears in other books by this author).

Over time, Deanie and Sam become friends and lovers. In part this is the story of their relationship. Even more than that it's the story of what happens when two essentially good-hearted, strong, and strong-willed people come face to face with a malicious drugdealer and the mother's boyfriend.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kind of sport:    -   basketball Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Sports Story?    -   Yes Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   parental abuse Wild kid(s)?    -   druggie culture (& crime) Loving/sexing?    -   guy chasing

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   very gullible, like Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of hetero sex Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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