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Frenching Violet
The story is set in '69-'70 in Louisville, KY and spans the seventh-grade year in a parochial school. Twelve-year old Chas Huckabee is grounded for having been kicked out of school at the end of the school year. From this vantage point he tells his very funny story of the rigors of the early stages of puberty, a tumultuous relationship with a comically protrayed older brother, and the lessons of loyalty, betrayal and friendship. One of the book's greates...