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Book Title: Tell Me If the Lovers Are Losers|
Date of issue: February 12th 1987
ISBN 13: 9780449702352
The author of the book: Cynthia Voigt
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 34.77 MB
Read full description of the books Tell Me If the Lovers Are Losers:I hate the cover of this book. It’s got three girls on it with bad hair, bad clothes (one of them has a sweater tied around her neck), and the caption below the picture says, “Sometimes you learn more in college outside the classroom….” Ugh. It’s screaming for an update. I decided to give it a second chance because Cynthia Voigt is an excellent author and I’ve really liked other things she’s written.
In this book, Ann, Niki, and Hildy are three girls rooming together at Stanton College. It’s their freshman year and they’re all really different. Niki is strong and headstrong and a bit wild, but always herself. Hildy is quieter, and stubborn, too, but in a softer way. She doesn’t attack others so much as hold her ground and *know* things without a doubt. Ann is intelligent and scholarly, but she doesn’t have as strong a sense of self as the other two girls. Somehow, they do become friends. The tie between all of the girls is the freshman volleyball team, which Hildy ends up coaching. They really become a team and make the best of their strengths and weaknesses. There are several upheavals – getting Hildy to accept what she perceives as charity and is actually friendship, getting Hildy to get glasses, Niki’s using ideas of Ann’s in her final paper (plagiarism?). Finally, Hildy is killed by a car while riding her bike back from the observatory. Ann and Niki are devastated.
This story is mainly about the relationships between the young women. Sometimes they have really insightful things to say. And they’re constantly working to understand one another. The way that their team plays together is really interesting, too. Girls who play team sports will likely find this part resonating with them. I liked it, but feel like it might not have a really wide audience.
Read information about the authorCynthia Voigt is an American author of books for young adults dealing with various topics such as adventure, mystery, racism and child abuse.
Angus and Sadie: the Sequoyah Book Award (given by readers in Oklahoma), 2008
The Katahdin Award, for lifetime achievement, 2003
The Anne V. Zarrow Award, for lifetime achievement, 2003
The Margaret Edwards Award, for a body of work, 1995
Jackaroo: Rattenfanger-Literatur Preis (ratcatcher prize, awarded by the town of Hamlin in Germany), 1990
Izzy, Willy-Nilly: the Young Reader Award (California), 1990
The Runner: Deutscher Jungenliteraturpreis (German young people's literature prize), 1988
Zilverengriffel (Silver Pen, a Dutch prize), 1988
Come a Stranger: the Judy Lopez Medal (given by readers in California), 1987
A Solitary Blue: a Newbery Honor Book, 1984
The Callender Papers: The Edgar (given by the Mystery Writers of America), 1984
Dicey's Song: the Newbery Medal, 1983
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