The House You Pass on the Way

The House You Pass on the Way

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When fourteen-year-old Staggerlee, the daughter of a racially mixed marriage, spends a summer with her cousin Trout, she finds herself attracted to Trout and catches a glimpse of her possible future self.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, and imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2010.
Copyright Date: ©1997
ISBN: 9780142417065
Characteristics: 114, 14, 11 pages ;,21 cm.


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JCLBeckyC Dec 08, 2015

This is a tender, pre-sexual love story about two fourteen-year-old cousins who don't yet know where they fit in. One girl is biracial--black and white. One girl is adopted. Both girls are struggling with their budding sexuality. Are they gay? Are they straight? Does it matter? Woodson gracefully captures the confusion these two feel as they explore what it means to grow from girls to women. This slim book contains unusual depth and beauty. Highly recommended.

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