Felts, Susannah. This will go down on your permanent record, a novel.

Author:Paldino, Lorie
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review
 
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FELTS, Susannah. This will go down on your permanent record, a novel. Feather-proof Books. 183p. c2008. 978-0-9771992-42. $9.95. S A

It is the summer of 1989, and Vaughn Vance is on her own. Her boyfriend moves away (and no tears are shed). She dumps the three girls she had hung out with for several years at an elite Nashville private high school. Vaughn hopes that this is the summer for change, a summer to find out who she really is and what she is capable of. She attempts to explore this new self by hanging out at the "burnout park" near her house and by taking up photography as an artistic endeavor. Both activities lead to new friendships, especially with a girl named Sophie, a neighbor with a seemingly tragic past and a neglectful mother. Sophie's risky and unpredictable behavior intrigues Vaughn, and Vaughn inevitably gets caught up in Sophie's...

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