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Fifteen Love (Paperback) Loot Price: R144 Discovery Miles 1 440
Fifteen Love (Paperback): R.M. Corbet
Fifteen Love (Paperback): R.M. Corbet

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Fifteen Love (Paperback)

R.M. Corbet

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If love in tennis is a zero score, what is it in real life? As Will Holland's Encyclopedia of Tennis tells him, "You can learn a lot from the way people move." And that is what Corbet's comedy of teenage manners is all about: paying attention to each other's moves, wondering what the other is thinking, and, finally, learning to respect the other's game. Will and Mia Foley, in alternating turns, like tennis players on a court, wonder about each other, tell their own stories of friends, families, fortunes, and misfortunes, and gradually find each other. Depth is added to a light story by action apart from the game: Will's struggles in tournaments, Mia's struggles with her viola, Will's brother Dave, paralyzed in a diving accident years before, and Mia's uneasy relationship with Vanessa and Renata, her popular friends. Despite discussions of bra sizes, toe-sucking, and a seventh-grade girl who wants Will to autograph her underwear after he wins the state championship, this is a light, well-intentioned outing with nothing too rude and lots of good humor. Though the characters' voices are sometimes as flat as Mia feels, good use is made of dialogue, imaginary conversations, Will's to-do lists, and viola jokes left on Mia's locker. Eventually, Will and Mia play a good match, are a good match, and meet at the net. Fans of Louise Rennison's Georgia Nicolson series will find familiar turf here. (Fiction. 12+) (Kirkus Reviews)
Mia knows that boys think about sex every fifteen seconds. No wonder they find it so difficult to say hello. Will wishes he had a hidden microphone and a tape recorder so that he'd know what girls talk about. Mia thinks that Will could be deep and interesting, sitting alone on the grass staring at the sky. Maybe he's thinking about global warming or meteorology. But then again, he is wearing a tracksuit. Will is training to be a tennis star. Mia plays the viola in the school orchestra. Will doesn't even know the difference between a viola and a lawnmower! It looks like it's going to be a disaster. But when Will wins a tennis tournament and temporarily becomes the school hero, Mia's friends get interested and the game gets serious. A fresh and funny take on the game of love and all its faults (sorry!)


Imprint: Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Country of origin: Australia
Release date: March 2002
Authors: R.M. Corbet
Dimensions: 196 x 133 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 228
ISBN-13: 978-1-86508-605-7
Barcode: 9781865086057
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > Teenage romance
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > Teenage Romance
LSN: 1-86508-605-3

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