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The Boy Next Door

The Boy Next Door Everyone in town took it for granted that Jane Howard was Ken Sanderson s girl but Jane felt that they were just good pals The night Ken tried to show her that he was not at all happy with is unroman

  • Title: The Boy Next Door
  • Author: Betty Cavanna
  • ISBN: 9780816712700
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Paperback
  • Everyone in town took it for granted that Jane Howard was Ken Sanderson s girl, but Jane felt that they were just good pals The night Ken tried to show her that he was not at all happy with is unromantic role, Jane instinctively rebuffed him When her vivacious younger siste, Belinda, began to date Ken, Jane found herself going through a period of bitterness and jealousEveryone in town took it for granted that Jane Howard was Ken Sanderson s girl, but Jane felt that they were just good pals The night Ken tried to show her that he was not at all happy with is unromantic role, Jane instinctively rebuffed him When her vivacious younger siste, Belinda, began to date Ken, Jane found herself going through a period of bitterness and jealousy But with new interests at school and an exciting young English boy, Jane finally gained a greater understanding of herself and the world in which she lived.

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    About "Betty Cavanna"

    1. Betty Cavanna

      American juvenile author full name Elizabeth Allen Betty Cavanna suffered from a crippling disease, infantile paralysis, as a child, which she eventually overcame with treatment and exercise During her convalescence, attentive adults read to her until she was old enough to read to herself, beginning a long love affair with books.Cavanna majored in journalism at the New Jersey College for Women in New Brunswick, from where she received the Bachelor of Letters degree in 1929 She also took art classes in New York and Philadelphia Cavanna s first job was as a reporter for the Bayonne Times In 1931 she joined the staff of the Westminster Press in Philadelphia and over the next ten years served as advertising manager and art director She also wrote and sold material to Methodist and Baptist publishing firms In 1940 she married Edward Talman Headley, with whom she had a son They moved to Philadelphia After her husband s death, she married George Russell Harrison, a university dean of science, as well as nonfiction writer, in 1957 He died in 1979.Cavanna became a full time writer in 1941 Since then she has written than seventy books under the name of Betty Cavanna as well as two pseudonyms Betsy Allen, under which she wrote the Connie Blair Mystery series, and Elizabeth Headley, under which she wrote several books, including the Diane stories As Betty Cavanna she also published the nonfiction Around the World Today about young people living in various countries Cavanna s juvenile fiction, about the difficulties of adolescenc, appealed to generations of teenage girls Her characters confronted loneliness, sibling rivalries, divorce, and tense mother daughter relationships Her books, although characterized as pleasant, conventional, and stereotyped, have been extremely popular and recommended by critics for their attention to subjects which have reflected girls interests Going on Sixteen and Secret Passage were Spring Book Festival honor books in 1946 and 1947.In the 1970s Cavanna turned to writing mysteries, which she termed escape fiction, because she said she felt out of sync with the problems of modern teenagers Two of her books have been runners up for the Edgar Allan Poe Award Spice Island Mystery in 1970 and the Ghost of Ballyhooly in 1972 She died in France 2001.

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    1. This was one of my favorite books from when I was in junior high school and one I have been searching for years to find. I could remember the story, but I could not remember the name and author of the book and finally, a couple of weeks ago, for some reason, I figured it and found a copy online for my permanent library.


    2. I really enjoyed this 1950s novel about growing up. Expecting a “candy novel” (sweet, but a little bad for you, fluff), I found a light hearted look at jealousy, resentment, first loves, and hot rods. Surprisingly well written, this contemporary fiction story really put you in the world it was written for. I would say that the biggest drawback for me was the open ending. But then, I like my endings a little more “sewn up”. A fun read in an early YA genre.


    3. There are many books about teens who feel out of place because their friends suddenly become boy crazy when they are not - this captures that angst as well as the confusion of suddenly realizing that you are more than casually interested in the boy next door - when he suddenly becomes captivated by your annoying younger sister. Even a charming English boyfriend who appears miraculously on the scene to save Jane's pride does not compensate for losing her best friend



    4. I loved books like these when I was in Junior high. I wish these were available for digital loans from the library.


    5. Geeze poor kid wants a used Cadillac and everyone's acting like he's off to buy a brand new Porsche.


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